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As already promised earlier, Anythingbutipod is giving away a shiny, fresh, award winning Cowon iAudio 10. To win the i10, the only thing you need to do is to subscribe to the CrowdGadgets newsletter. The contest is open to anyone worldwide, not just US residents. The winner will be announced in the newsletter on November 21st. Good luck!

A big thank you to Cowon Korea for donating the prize. Read on for the design awards the i10 won so far.

COWON’s ‘iAUDIO 10’ Wins iF Design Award

  • iAUDIO 10 wins two top-class design awards straight, GD and iF
  • Organic design with a curve and user’s convenience receive favorable reviews
  • Continuing to introduce user-friendly products designed by COWON’s own philosophy

COWON’s ‘iAUDIO 10’, released on Sep., has won the 2012 iF Design Award.

iF design awards presented by International Forum Design Hannover in Germany is one of the four top-class design contests from around the globe, including RedDot, IDEA(the International Design Excellence Awards) and Good Design Award.

This year, 4,322 products from 48 countries put on heated competition, And COWON’s ‘iAUDIO 10’ won the top award in the ‘Audio/Video’ category included TVs, cameras and sound systems.

A product with an all-new color-therapy UI and whose design maximizes the beauty of curves, ‘iAUDIO 10’ received excellent reviews that it’s  streamlined design created a higher vlaue of the product by enhancing the consumer convenience.

In particular ‘iAUDIO 10’ made a splendid achievement of winning two top-class design awards straight, Good Design Award on Oct and iF Design Award.

COWON’s S9 won the iF Design Award in 2009, followed by four products – including J3 and V5 – wining the 2010 RedDot Design Awards. With this years Awards, COWON’s excellence in design has once again received international recognition.

“The design has been favorably reviewed, satisfying both of beauty and convenience from the viewpoint of users”, said COWON’s vice president, Myeong-Yong Lee. “We will continually introduce new products designed by COWON’s own philosophy.” 

 

COWON’s ‘iAUDIO 10’ Wins Japan’s Good Design Award

  • iAUDIO 10 wins one of globe’s four major design awards, 2011 Good Design Award.
  • Maximized curvature and the new color-therapy UI receive favorable reviews.
  • Globally-recognized excellence in design following iF of 2009 and RedDot of 2010.

COWON’s ‘iAUDIO 10’, released last month, has won the 2011 Good Design Award presented by the Japan Institute of Design Promotion (“JDP”).

This 55th annual design awards is one of the four top-class design contests from around the globe, including RedDot and iF in Germany and the International Design Excellence Awards (“IDEA”) in the United States.

This year, 3,162 products put on heated competition in 41 categories, and COWON stood shoulder to shoulder with global enterprises from Japan such as Sony, Canon and Panasonic, as its ‘iAUDIO 10’ won the top award in the ‘Audiovisual Device’ category which included TVs, cameras and sound systems.

A product with an all-new color-therapy UI and whose design maximizes the beauty of curves, ‘iAUDIO 10’ received excellent reviews in that its streamlined design enhanced the grip and added to the ease of control, improving consumer convenience.

“It has a beautiful curve on its backside, and its design is such that the consumer understands the meaning of such curves once the device is held in the hand,” praised Chiaki Kimura of the panel of jurors responsible for evaluating ‘iAUDIO 10’. “Aside from the curve, all other unnecessary elements have been removed, achieving the ideal of consistent design.”

COWON’s S9 won the iF Design Award in 2009, followed by four products – including J3 and V5 – wining the 2010 RedDot Design Awards. With this year’s Good Design Award in Japan, COWON’s excellence in design has once again received international recognition.

Furthermore, with its products selected as top products on Japan’s largest price comparison website, Kakaku.com (www.kakaku.com), in the MP3 player and PMP categories, this year’s design award has provided COWON the beachhead for more aggressive marketing strategies in the Japanese market.

“With this award, COWON’s excellence in product design and UI has once again received international recognition,” said Nam-Kyu Park, the CEO of COWON. “We will strengthen the image of our brand in the international market even more by continuing to introduce new products that set themselves apart in their design and satisfies the sensibility of the consumer.”

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6 Comments

tds101 on November 15, 2011 9:37 PM

OMG!!! I want THIS!!!I’m subscribed,…me really WANT!!! PLEASE!!! (pathetic, ain’t it???)

eightbitsprite on November 17, 2011 12:28 AM

Eh, I’m kinda hoping to win as well. It’s not that pathetic. :D
I’ve never really owned a Cowon device, so I’d like to hear their famous sound enhancements. It’s also rather pretty.

Josh on November 17, 2011 3:45 AM

I ordered one from Jetaudio and its my first Cowon PMP but would still like to win this one and since I got the 16gb (as I only listen to 320kps mp3 and 16 is enough for me) it would be great if this one is the 32gb. I would give my mother the 16 and I’d keep the 32, as if I have a chance to win it ;)

miceblue on November 17, 2011 4:40 PM

Wow, this is a very generous giveaway by Anythingbutipod! Thank you so much for offering this opportunity.

Tobias Jenegger on December 1, 2011 9:51 PM

I have never had a Cowon but they seem to be really good devices and the Cowon iAudio 10 especially

gil on December 26, 2011 3:27 PM

Now I wished I have been searching for a new mp3 player a month earlier so I could have seen this. I’ve read about Cowon’s quality and wanna try it out. Sadly, it’s not available in our country.

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