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Old 02-25-2014, 12:56 PM
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Default New Cowon iAudio E3

Not convinced by the new Sandisk Clip Sport?

Maybe you will be more convinced by the new Cowon E3....hum....errrrr



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http://www.moveplayer.net/2982
http://www.journaldugeek.com/2014/02...-en-approche/#

Specs:
  • OLED 0.95" 96x64
  • 8 or 16GB
  • Dimensions: 31.4 x 89 x 11.6mm
  • Weight: 20.8g
  • Touchpad
  • MP3, WMA, OGG, FLAC, WAV support
  • BBE+
  • Battery life: 11,5hrs
  • $279 8GB, $339 16GB

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Old 02-25-2014, 01:00 PM
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I knew Cowon had to enter the phone market to stay relevant.


but all jokes aside, i nearly puked.


Why Cowon. Why?


Why do you make us suffer so much.


edit:

wait?

is this price for real?
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What is this piece of shiitt?
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Old 02-25-2014, 02:08 PM
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At least it doubles as a spatula!
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Old 02-25-2014, 03:34 PM
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Its much smaller in reality than how it looks in that picture, about the size of a cigarette lighter. Not that it matters anything. It still looks funny and makes one wonder why they even bother. Especially if the price is anything like that.
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this is one of the most ridiculous "form factors" i have ever seen.

i kind of would "understand" if it doubled as a remote control, but i highly doubt that, as i don't see an IR LED.

i really do hope it's a joke, since the original source ( that polish mp3store forum) is not available anymore.


maybe, maybe it's a mod from another cowon player? ( i really do want to believe it's not real)
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Looks like a 2003-2004 prototype. But there wasn't 8GB flash at the time. Anyways it looks real to me.

Indeed, it's strange that the original forum thread got removed. I don't see it anywhere here http://forum.mp3store.pl/forum/135-cowon-iaudio/
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Good news:

Cowon wants to emulate SanDisk...

Bad news:

...with their screen quality.


I would be flabbergasted if this thing is real, at least with such a horrid screen at such a high price.
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Looks like a 2003-2004 prototype. But there wasn't 8GB flash at the time. Anyways it looks real to me.

Indeed, it's strange that the original forum thread got removed. I don't see it anywhere here http://forum.mp3store.pl/forum/135-cowon-iaudio/

maybe there's an cowon representative active in the forums. i searched as well, since i thought the urls might be faulty, but i didn't find any evidence to for the two separate threads.

and sure it looks real. but, again: what has come to their minds, thinking this would be a seller in 2014?


edit: found someting.

http://webcache.googleusercontent.co...a-e3-promocja/

http://webcache.googleusercontent.co...eracz-do-piwa/

the prices are bullshit. crappy research/translation skills and or journalism i guess.

it's in polish zloty

So 279 pln (zloty) is 67 Euro for 8gb which is WAY more reasonable. and 339 pln is 81 Euro.

we are still stuck with a crappy mp3 player


edit: they are talking about some store promotion and there is a date 10.03.2014on which the promotion ends. the prices above are promotion prices, so the retail price might be higher still.

Since Poland is on the cheap side when it comes to electronics, i guess the (potential) western european and american prices could be a few euros/dollars higher.


sigh* why couldn't they just release a nice J3/Z2 hybrid.
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A little part of me just died...

(prolly still get one.. lol)

But no seriously, when i saw 'New Cowon iAudio E3' my heart stopped! I clicked the page as excited as a small boy on xmas morning... waiting for the page to load seemed like forever... and then this...

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A little part of me just died...

(prolly still get one.. lol)

But no seriously, when i saw 'New Cowon iAudio E3' my heart stopped! I clicked the page as excited as a small boy on xmas morning... waiting for the page to load seemed like forever... and then this...

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edit: found someting.

http://webcache.googleusercontent.co...a-e3-promocja/

http://webcache.googleusercontent.co...eracz-do-piwa/

the prices are bullshit. crappy research/translation skills and or journalism i guess.

it's in polish zloty

So 279 pln (zloty) is 67 Euro for 8gb which is WAY more reasonable. and 339 pln is 81 Euro.

we are still stuck with a crappy mp3 player


edit: they are talking about some store promotion and there is a date 10.03.2014on which the promotion ends. the prices above are promotion prices, so the retail price might be higher still.

Since Poland is on the cheap side when it comes to electronics, i guess the (potential) western european and american prices could be a few euros/dollars higher.
Thanks for inquiring Sherlock Holmes
The price looks better now. Still, the player looks like crap...
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This is actually worse than the E2 (of which it's obviously the 'successor' to).
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Thanks for inquiring Sherlock Holmes
The price looks better now. Still, the player looks like crap...
No prob. I was just flabbergasted by the price. and then i thought, i'd ask the "all-seeing google cache eye".

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This is actually worse than the E2 (of which it's obviously the 'successor' to).
But, but, but it has a screen. And touchy things.


i guess Cowon will announce this "thing" in a few weeks, maybe mid of march? i certainly hope they have something else in the pipeline. they haven't released stuff for quite a while. i mean anything.

well except for those totally awesome dash cams.

maybe, just maybe they will move with the times and introduce something that keeps up with the competition. alas, i think it is not be:-(
Cowon will eventually die and with them their sometimes UBER awzum design team.
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lol that vid makes it look really huge, larger than my i9+. This is a massive fail.. Cowon going out with a whimper...

EDIT: PS it's worth going to the youtube page and checking the comments
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Most elaborate prank ever.

Kudos to Cowon for pulling it off.

a giant bookmark i can listen to while not reading the book and having to keep said book in my hands/immediate vicinity. hilarious.

i think they should have shown it stirring a cup of latte machiatto.

the too huge to be a "fitness player" picture is awesome as well. along with the plastic clip-on clip that has written FAIL on it if you look close enough.


better than all those other pranks in recent years, for sure.
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Sad to see how far Cowon has fallen.
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This would have been cool in the 90's...
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If the rumored upcoming Cowon P1 ends up being reality, it at least does a better job in keeping up with the times. 128GB with high rez support might appeal to some.
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