Mockups of the Cowon iAudio X7

cowon x7 mockup Mockups of the Cowon iAudio X7

This photo was sent to me (thanks David) claiming to be an early prototype of Cowon’s update to their flagship hard drive player, the X5. While the photo is clearly a Photoshop job, it could have been done by Cowon. What leads me to believe that this is legit is the reuse of buttons found on the i7 and the D2—definitely Cowon’s style. The Gomatic connection on the bottom also matches their previous players.

The player looks a little too thin to incorporate a hard drive so it may be going the way of every other player and like the D2, flash with expandable memory. From the photos the player looks to be touch screen. To me that’s somewhat of a disappointment, but at least there are dedicated volume buttons.

The D2 was a hit and the X7 looks to be a larger improved version of it– Cowon may have another winner.

Full resolution photo below.


cowon x7 large thumb Mockups of the Cowon iAudio X7

5 Comments

Ray on August 9, 2007 5:01 PM

Thanks for the update Grahm!Bring that bad boy on, I want to be the first in line to buy one (unlike my opinion on the i-Phony release)…lol

Aimede on August 9, 2007 5:06 PM

I just whisper that this new generation of Cowon X will keep its wired remote control. There isn’t any much DAP who allows using that kind of accessories…

dfkt on August 14, 2007 6:03 PM

Where are the dedicated volume/skip/ffwd-rew/play/pause buttons?I’m gonna kill Cowon… we already got the D2/A2/A3/Q5 for video stuff – how about releasing a killer AUDIO player, for once?But this mockup has to be fake – Cowon wouldn’t make the mistake to use the same terrible Gomadic connector for a subpack again… and they certainly wouldn’t use a somewhat tasteful backdrop for a preproduction pic (or on their site, for that matter).

asdf on August 16, 2007 1:08 PM

Dammit, Cowon better not fuck up and jump on the flash based player bandwagon, unless that’s 60gb of flash in there.

tony t on August 29, 2007 2:08 PM

asdf:seriously. what can you do with 2-16gigs of space on a video player?Cowon peoples, if you are reading this, put a hdd in there!!

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