The most descriptive word we can use to describe the Cowon Q5 portable media player is “wow.” Just plain wow.
Immediate stand-out features of the 5.5″ x 3.5″ x 0.8″ device are the 5″ touchscreen (800 x 480), Windows CE 5.0 Pro operating system, DVR capabilities, and Bluetooth, WiFi, and HSDPA connectivity. By comparison, the 40GB/60GB storage capacity, optional GPS, integrated speakers, FM radio, line-in recording, and extensive codec support (including Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, DivX, and XviD) almost seem rather boring. Almost.
Slated for U.S. availability by June 2007, the Cowon Q5 is priced at $500 and $550 for the 40GB and 60GB models, respectively. Archos who?