One of the common complaints I hear about the Cowon S9 is that it feel too light and hollow. I recently found a fix for this by adding a really nice leather case, making it feel more substantial. While I don’t think that will be the main reason for someone to purchase a case for the S9, I do think the better reason is to protect your investment and keep the S9 blemish free.
Read on for pics and opinions on this case.
What I like about the S9 case, like Noreve cases for other models, is that it fits very snug in the case with no play for the player to move around. It does a good job of becoming one with the player. You will need to take the player out to charge it or sync it since it’s covered up; though, that might not be such an issue with the long battery life of the S9. Due to the design they could only leave one of the top set of button open when the flap is down. They did make the right choice in leaving the volume buttons open. The skip and pause/play buttons are coved but accessible when the flap is opened.
The flap on the front is magnetic. It’s strong so you won’t ever find it flying open. The flap also doubles as a “kick stand” to hold it up and open to watch video in landscape mode.
The case comes with a detachable belt clip accessory where you install a “button” on which the belt clip snaps on to. If you are not using the clip, a smooth button can be installed.
I was never a big fan of cases, but Noreve is slowly turning me on to them. This is my third Noreve case and first case made from the rough textured “vintage” leather. The vintage leather sells for around an $12 premium over the standard color cases and come in 4 colors: “Dark” (black), “sandy” (brown/khaki), “passion” (dark red), and “jean” (light blue). If you prefer the standard leather, with a slight gloss comparatively, there is a gambit of colors to choose from.
The standard leather sells for $51 and the vintage sells for around $63. It might be a little steep compared to your off the shelf acrylic or silicone case, but you get what you pay for. I have found that the premium price on Noreve cases always matches the quality. You can get the S9 Case directly from Noreve USA or their global site Noreve.com.