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The Cowon J3 is a portable media player (PMP) launched in Korea during early 2010.

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Pros

great battery life - up to 64 hours of audio, 11 hours of video

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MicroSD memory expansion for additional cheap add-on storage

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Cowon is known for their MP3 players, with high audio quality compared to the competition

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redesigned UI

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3.3" AMOLED capacitive touchscreen display (480 x 272px resolution)

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2010 reddot design award winner

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FM radio

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Great if you hate apple.

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customizable EQ settings with a healthy number of presets

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4, 8, or 16GB of internal flash storage

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quality brushed aluminum build

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built-in speaker and microphone

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smaller size than the S9

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nice packaging

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available in white and black

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made in Korea

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Bluetooth connectivity

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great support for non-standard but widely used file formats such as the open source lossy OGG and lossless FLAC

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Flash player with apps available if you find them online!

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capable of recording from the radio, its built-in microphone or a line-in source

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  • Only 3 words are allowed.
Cons

prices are hard to swallow - the same as the basic Touch for the 8GB model ($199)

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proprietary data transfer cable

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Made in Korea

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no date or release information for North America

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Bluetooth audio streaming has terrible quality.

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Plastic back, brushed aluminum front

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no WiFi / browser / apps

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interface is far from as refined or intuitive as Apple's offerings

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  • Only 3 words are allowed.
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The Cowon J3 is a portable media player (PMP) launched in Korea during early 2010. It features a 3.3” AMOLED touchscreen display (480x272), Bluetooth wireless technology, and up to 16GB of internal storage memory. It is expected to also sport Wi-Fi, as well as a digital TV tuner. Additional known features include a built-in speaker, a voice recorder, a dictionary, a TV-Out, and a MicroSD memory expansion port.

Features
  • PMP (Korea)
  • AMOLED Touchscreen Display
  • Bluetooth Wireless Technology
  • 4/8/16GB Internal Storage Options
  • Integrated WiFi Technology
  • Digital TV Tuner
  • Built-In Speaker
  • Voice Recorder
  • Dictionary
  • TV-Out
  • MicroSD
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