MP3 Players

Unboxing the Cowon S9


The Cowon S9 digital media player wasn’t one of the gadgets I got for Christmas, but since it arrived this week and I did open the box right after I put down the XPERIA X1, I think it’s appropriate to share my unboxing experience today. Anything that prolongs the festitivities is worth doing to me.

I still haven’t had the chance to actually turn on the device yet (yes, it’s been sitting here untouched and sans firmware upgrades for four days!), but I did let it get between the Samsung P2 and first-gen iPod touch during its photo shoot. Check it out below.






I bought the 16GB model in titanium/black, which doesn’t look as nice as the chrome/black device in all the press shots but was the only choice available when I placed my order last week.





Here it is with the Samsung P2 and first-gen touch:



And with the Sony Ericsson XPERIA X1 (the reason the S9 isn’t getting the attention it deserves from me right now):


Check back later for my full review.

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Jenn K. Lee

Jenn K. Lee is the founder of Pocketables. She loves gadgets the way most women love shoes and purses. The pieces in her tech wardrobe that go with everything are currently the Samsung Galaxy Note II, Sony Tablet P, and Nexus 7, but there are still a couple of vintage UMPCs/MIDs in the back of her closet.

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5 thoughts on “Unboxing the Cowon S9

  • Looks nice, if they could fix the issue with the video i’ll prob get it.

    Just waiting to see what happends at CES, still waiting for my dream MID, 720p mkv support with net expericenc of a nokia n810.

    But that looks really nice

  • 720p mkv support is a tall order to fill. What are you using to play those now?

  • I know what you mean when you get a new gadget that takes all the attention… The next one in line has to wait. :) Let us know how well it compares to the iPod Touch? Right now I’m also paying a lot of attention to my MSI Wind I got for Christmas from my Daughter… very nice. I will be upgrading the RAM that I had from my Gigabyte M912, because that one I upgraded to 2GB so I have the extra 1GB. Actually I have two sticks of 1GB. One is from the SC3 and the other from the M912.

  • What issues have you heard of or seen with video support? I’ve had the player for a week now and it is one of the few I own (of which there are MANY) that doesn’t require transcoding of many downloaded videos. Beautiful playback, smooth GUI and just a nice overall experience.

  • Multiple new gadgets vying for your attention isn’t a bad problem to have! ;-)


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