• Cowon O2
74
Based on 24 scores, 26 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    2
  • Good:
    13
  • Average:
    4
  • Bad:
    5

Pros:

  • Stacks of file support.
  • Great sound quality.
  • Plays most video files without the need to transcode.

Cons:

  • Poor UI.
  • Disappointing screen.

Expert reviews and ratings

By Whathifi.com on 80

Some of us crave the simple life. A working knowledge of a handful of file formats is enough to get us by, and an online store, such as iTunes, is our only port of call for tracking down video and audio content.But more computer-savvy folk have more...

By Akihabara News on 80

Last October we announced the soon to be released in Korea and Japan Cowon O2, a new PMP thats arguably the most powerful compact PMP yet available.Whats so special about this new PMP?The most impressive thing is its capacity to accept almost ANY...

By Stuff.tv on 60

A worthy attempt at dethroning Archos, but an infuriating interface sees it fall behind the leading pack...

By Expert Reviews on 60

Cowons stylish-looking O2 is a pocket-sized portable media player. It has a touch-screen interface and supports a wide range of multimedia file formats. Unlike the larger Q5W (Whats New, Shopper 249), the O2 has a plastic rather than an aluminium...

By Computer Shopper on 74

The Cowon O2 lets you play video content on the go without the major hassle of converting files. But its basic interface and lack of file-tag support, as well as its audio-playback issues, make it more of a one-trick pony than the versatile PMP it...

By Computeractive on 80

The O2 offers some clear advantages over the...

By RegHardware on 80

The O2 is very much a game of two halves. Format and codec support is superb and itll play pretty much any resolution video file you throw at it. The sound quality is excellent if a little on the quiet side, it is Biblically straightforward to use,...

By IT Reviews on

Overall the O2 is a tidy package that offers excellent audio with an impressive degree of format support and control. Despite the rather basic design of the chassis it should provide some healthy competition for the other PMPs currently doing the...

By Anything But iPod on

Here we have Cowons newest flash-memory based PMP which certainly evokes comparisons to a hypothetical D3, a successor of the Cowon D2 (at least in theory). It has the same basic design (yet bigger), a touch screen interface, and an...

By PC Advisor on 90

Though it may not have internet browsing capabilities or much in the way of advanced features, the Cowon O2 is a solid portable media player. Thanks to its support for a wide range of file types, youll spend less time trying to convert videos from...

By Trusted Reviews on 80

"Breathe in Joy" is what the Cowon website suggests in its efforts to flog us the companys O2 PMP. Well, joy is probably a bit much, but the O2 definitely deserves a slight intake of mild contentment. Its not the most flashy or spectacular PMP...

By Digital Trends on 75

The O2 is a very good digital media player, but it wont meet everyones needs. It delivers fantastic sound, but its totally inappropriate for someone with a Rhapsody or Napster to go plan, for instance. And while...

By Tech2 on 70

VideoWith support for AVI, WMV, MP4, MKV, OGM, MPEG, DAT and MTV formats watching videos is a copy-paste job and with USB 2.0 speeds, it wont take too long either. Since the drives are formatted to FAT32, you wont be able to copy an HD video -...

By PC Mag on 50

The O2s file support is fantastic, and it is cheaper than its two main competitors, the iPod touch and the Archos 5but it packs far fewer features into its inexplicably large...

By TechTree on 80

We received the 8GB version of the O2, which is just a test piece, only the 32GB is available in the market. The 32GB version sells for Rs.21,000 with a 1-year warranty. The pricing is on par with the iPod Touch but both the Touch and the O2 are on...

By LaptopMag on 60

Though its touch interface doesnt match that of the iPod touch, the $219 Cowon O2 is a good choice for those who want a bigger display, broader format support, and expandable memorybut find the Archos 5 too large and expensive. The...

By Wired on 50

Cowon is known for making media players that do what the user wants, rather than what the manufacturer will allow. Monopolists like Apple and Microsoft control what media you may play, but a Cowon device doesnt give a rats ass: Toss it a media file,...

By CNET Australia on 77

A solid device for lovers of video and lossless audio....

By iGIZMO on 80

A hugely versatile touchscreen portable media player from Cowon We looked at – and loved – Cowon's Q5 media player not too long ago. The O2 is smaller, costs half as much and while the features list is cut roughly by half too, it does...

By 5FWD on 80

A few more features like Wi-Fi would have been welcome, but we still love using the Cowon O2 - with the ability to play back almost any video format without conversion proving a crucial time saver. Not sure naming it after a telephone network's a...