Cowon Announces 16GB iAudio 7 and 8GB DMB Enabled D2

Cowon iAudio7 D2 Cowon Announces 16GB iAudio 7 and 8GB DMB Enabled D2

It has not taken long for another DAP manufacturer to follow suit after the Creative Zen V Plus received a memory increased to 16GB. The iAudio 7 with a capacity of 16GB has been announced by Cowon.

Alongside the i7, new edition of the D2 (dubbed the D2 DMB) will feature 4GB and 8GB of internal storage, while expansion through SDHC cards can provide a further 8GB. The increase in storage space is not the only addition to the D2; it will also receive the ability to handle DMB content.

Several player and accessory packs are available for the South Korean market, but there is no dates and prices for other regions yet.

[Press Release]


Noam on August 15, 2007 2:55 PM

Hell yeah!I think I might be getting an i7.I remember when getting the i6 I felt it was a near perfect player, seeing it had excellent sound quality (the most important thing, in my opinion, in a DAP), lots of features and capabilities, and it was tiny.I only wished they would have it in flash instead of a mini hard drive, since flash is more stable than HDDs for things like jogging and working out.I also thought that with flash memory the i6 would be able to have increased space.. I simply knew my 4 gigs would run out sooner or later, and I’m someone who doesn’t like throwing things out too much. ;) Lastly, the battery strength caught my eye. 16/18 hours seemed like a lot, but I knew it wasn’t A LOT.. if you know what I mean.Suddenly, out of the sky, came my answer wrapped up neatly like a beautiful Hannukah/Christmas present: The iAudio 7 — About 3 times the battery power, 4 times the storage room, and all of that using flash technology.What more could I ask for? (actually there’s a lot, e.g. money to actually buy the player, but saying that would ruin the point of the question..)I went to a local tech store the other day, and asked to see the i7. The guy at the store showed it to me, and according to the player’s box the i7 had a silver, not red, band around itself. I asked him to show me the actual player, and whaddayaknow. No red. Same old silver. I’m not saying silver is bad, just pointing it out.The player still said “Made in Korea” though, so I don’t know what the resoning behind it could be. I got to see the 4 gig version, so maybe the was why, but I got a look at the 8 gig box and I’m pretty sure it showed silver, too.Cheers

Joshatdot on November 25, 2007 12:11 AM

I would love to get the iA 7…only if it had a SD slot. But at the moment 8GB or 16GB should be fine for my on the go music.

epp_b on November 30, 2007 4:30 PM

Um…so, what, exactly is “DMB”?

midtempo on December 9, 2007 10:22 PM

Dave Matthews Band.:-)

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