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We have to give credit to Cowon for this ambitious device, but Archos is still at the top of the hard drive PMP mountain.

Of course the Q5W has a FM tuner and recorder plus voice recorder with embedded microphone. Galaxy S9 brings Samsung two steps forward, one step back.

Unfortunately, its confusing dual interface and high price hold it back from greatness. The back, bottom, and right edge of the Q5W are bare, save a small proprietary port on the bottom for the player’s AV cable output cown optional GPS dock.

Cowon Q5W Review

Visit manufacturer site for details. Anyone shopping for high-capacity portable video players is likely resigned to issues of size and weight anyhow, so let’s dive into the heart of what makes any PVP worthwhile: Don’t show this again.

The company says this glitch is fixed with the latest firmware updates. Cown Forget the wires and enjoy freedom with your Bluetooth enabled headphones, speakers, etc. See any errors on this page? Discussion threads can be xowon at any time at our discretion.


Although Cowon has proven its track record for making solid, attractive hardware time and again, the company’s software interface performance is historically inconsistent.

The GPS cradle connects to the Cowon Q5W via a port on the bottom cpwon the device, and a mount is included to attach it to the dashboard.

With the Q5W, the options are endless. Features The Cowon Q5W is undoubtedly the most feature-packed PVP we’ve ever reviewed, thanks to its built-in wireless Internet connection, Bluetooth audio streaming capability, Internet Explorer Web browser, Flash game support, and some limited Microsoft application support. Considering that the Q5W comes in at nearly a pound of unwieldy metal girth–measuring 5. Be respectful, keep it civil and stay on topic.

This robust PMP supports a wide array of photo and video formats, which looked stunning on the crisp x pixel resolution display; we had zero compatibility issues, and the PMP played back a homemade birthday party video at a smooth 30 q5q per second.

Mark Zuckerberg on Facebook’s Bluetooth Forget the wires and enjoy freedom with your Bluetooth enabled headphones, speakers, etc. Unfortunately, the attractive Cowon-branded browser is really just an application that runs on top of the Windows CE 5 operating system at the root of the device.

This time around, the Q5W’s software interface is remarkably attractive, but s5w a catch. Using the integrated MSN Messenger client, we were able to chat with friends but found typing with a stylus quite tedious.

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Despite its secondary use as a mirror, however, low-light conditions make colors dramatically pop on the screen, especially compared with the less-reflective matte finishes found on cowoj Archos line of PVPs.

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Unfortunately, when you need to tweak system settings, the Q5W frequently drops you into Windows CE 5. On the plus side, we like that Cowon included Flash support out of the box unlike Archos, which charges extra for that plug-in. We’ve changed, we promise. Volume keys, stereo speakers, power button, and a mic are built into the top; a retractable Wi-Fi antenna, USB and mini-USB ports, jacks for a headset and earbuds, and a power adapter adorn the right.

For a device meant to provide a fun distraction from the daily grind, the Windows desktop experience can be unsettling and confusing. To begin with, the Q5W utilizes a 5″ touchscreen with x resolution that displays over 16 million colors.

The minute you need to perform some mundane task such as setting up the Q5W’s wireless connection, the comfortable Cowon interface gives way to the all-too-familiar graveyard of the Windows q5q. Built-In rechargeable Lithium-Polymer Audio: Sounds great but lacks vision. But with both available for nearly half the price, the Q5W is a tough sell.