updated 11:05 am EDT, Mon October 2, 2006
Cowon N2 Media Player
Cowon has always been known for adding features ahead of their wider adoption elsewhere. Its iAudio X5 was one of the first digital music players to play videos. The Korean company is continuing its tradition with the iAudio N2, a media player that blurs the lines between media jukeboxes and in-car electronics. The N2 acts as a media player in the vein of the Zen Vision:W and can play multiple music and video files (including DivX and Ogg), but also has built-in receivers for both DMB mobile TV and GPS mapping. It can also perform more than one function at the same time courtesy of two SD card slots that give it enough room to store its regional maps as well as the user's own entertainment. This particular version may not appear in North America; nevertheless, it points in the direction of future updates to the company's media player lines.