updated 10:35 am EDT, Thu June 14, 2007
Cowon iAudio 7
Cowon this morning overhauled one of its most popular players. The iAudio 7 adopts the same form as the earlier version 6 but switches from a micro hard drive to flash. This not only makes the system virtually skip-proof but triples battery life to a virtually unmatched 60 hours of continuous music. Format support is also as broad with AAC, FLAC, and OGG joining the more traditional MP3/WMA/WAV audio support. Owners can even watch some XviD-encoded videos on the 1.3-inch LCD, Cowon says. Similar to most devices of its kind, the iAudio 7 also packs FM radio tuning and voice recording.
Two capacities should be available for the Cowon player's launch. Both 4GB and 8GB models will first launch in Korea on July 18th for $182 and $246 respectively, either of which will come in black with either a silver or red trim. Cowon sells its players in the US and is already believed to be readying its newest iAudio jukebox for launches in other territories. [via Akihabara]