updated 10:50 am EST, Tue October 31, 2006
Cowon iAudio D1 player
Cowon's iAudio D1 serves as a higher-end counterpart to players like the recent F2. It can for instance play and record DAB radio, in addition to the voice and FM options presented by the F2. Likewise, the D1 can play its videos in the superior MPEG-4 XviD format, converted using a bundled software package. Further enhancements to the player include 4GB of storage, a new touchpad control system, and a maximum 30 hours of use through the lithium polymer battery. As with the F2, the D1 will still display photos and text, or play FLAC, MP3, Ogg, WAV, and WMA music files. Advanced MP3 Players is selling the unit for £155 ($295).