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The Cowon iAudio U5 is a portable MP3 player with a 1.8” LCD display.

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Pros

controls are very simple, and you don't have to be looking at it to use them

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radio reception is excellent, can get stations from a long way away

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good compatibility with a wide variety of audio file formats

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fun design is a little retro, has a bit of an 80s styling

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can take a fair amount of abuse without breaking

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compact size slips into any pocket with ease

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setup on the computer was very easy, only took a minute

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Cons

battery doesn't last very long

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The Cowon iAudio U5 is a portable MP3 player with a 1.8” LCD display. This device supports MP3, WMA and WAV files. DRM encoded WMA-10 files are also supported for those with music service subscriptions. Additional features include a built-in FM radio with scheduled recording, a voice recorder and an alarm clock. Cowan has also included their exclusive JetEffect suite of custom EQ controls, which allow for users to manually adjust the 5-band EQ. The iAudio U5 lacks video support and memory expansion capabilities in return for being a no-frills MP3 player with a small, sleek design. Users can expect approximately 24 hours of continuous playback, according to the manufacturer. The Cowon iAudio U5 comes in both 4GB (white) and 8GB (black) capacities, and connects via USB 2.0.

Features/Specs
  • File support: MP3, WAV, WMA, MPEG 1/2/2.5 Audio
  • 1.8” LED screen, 128 x 160 pixels
  • Interface: high-speed USB 2.0
  • Signal to noise ratio: 95 dB
  • Response bandwidth: 20 - 20000 Hz
  • Memory: 4GB & 8GB
  • Color: white & black
  • User-adjustable EQ
  • M3U playlist support
  • FM radio with recording
  • Voice recorder
  • Alarm clock
  • Dimensions & weight: 1.62 in x 3.35 in x 0.38 in, 1.34oz
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