Sleepover Review for the Cowon Z2 MP3 Player
~ An Elliot Holmes Review ~
• The Cowon Z2 features a 1GHz ARM CORTEX-A8 CPU for speedy operating and app handling.
• The player runs on Android so you can install apps through ‘side-loading’ or by installing free Google apps through an Android Marketplace third-party app.
• Since this is a Cowon player you can expect the same exceptional sound and the rest of their range.
• Google certification would be lovely so you can gain direct access to the full Android Marketplace but this seems pretty hard to obtain. Hopefully this will happen in the future.
• Due to the glossy plastic front you will have to deal with some smudges and fingerprints so you might want to stock up on microfiber cloths to combat this.
• While the screen is clear and well sized you do need to be a bit firmer with your presses, for example sliding to different home screens, to make it respond.
Cowon players have been known for their near-unrivalled sound quality for a number of years now but in today’s ever changing market that isn’t always enough. With the inclusion of the Android operating system, internet browsing and an HDMI output, along with that epic sound, it’s clear that Cowon are aiming to keep up with the features users want and not be left at the back of the pack.
The Cowon Z2 player is a must if you’re on the lookout for a premium sounding player with a generous smattering of other handy features.