Catastrophic operation!

Catastrophic operation!

Cowon M2 MP3 / MP4 Player (32GB) Silver (Electronics)

Customer Review

I've spent years obsessed with the D2 and was highly satisfied: he has actually offered everything you expect from a small handy MP3 player would like to have - and even more. Until the power button broken and now I can not turn on the device.

So I opted for the successor model, the M2, in turn, get proven COWON-quality, technically somewhat updated (and more internal memory) in the hope.

But what I now hold in your hands is simply a single scandal, triggered by the user interface and the touch screen!

In times of smartphones and capacitive touch screens in which a wiping has moved across the screen in flesh and blood, the resistive screen, the physical pressure comes only requires more clunky therefore. Especially with the size of the screen does this affect catastrophic. Was that the D2 no problem (who had also very helpful and pin the user interface was intuitive and uniform) no problem, that's the M2 huge problems! Who even begin trying to operate with your fingers, is a losing battle. How helpful would indeed pen the D2, with which one could act specifically on the small screen. Now I have to let my nails grow first, to achieve a meaningful operation ...

In addition, the operation at different points in the menu requires different actions. Once you have (with a pointed object / fingernail) "wipe" to go to the next page, which often does not work because you thereby unintentionally activate an item and suddenly ends up somewhere else. Elsewhere you have to preset points in the corners of the screen are trying to achieve with your fingernails to get to the next page. Finally, you only gelant more about the physical button M back to the main menu. That seems like a deliberate confusion of the user.

That leaves the main menu looks like a flying blind especially at the beginning. You never know at what point you are and which side is which new menu page hidden that could be achieved by laborious Wipe.
In the settings there is a point to touch calibration. The meaningfulness remains hidden from me, because it is hardly possible to carry out these at all. "Toucht" not be as expected, nothing happens. I would expect that the device registers and memorizes how do I use it, but not that I have to adapt myself in the calibration of the device. What is then necessary at all?

The much-hyped topics View (a kind of screen saver that automatically changes the time of day, but only the time displays), is lost labor of love. I usually plugged with screen activate the player, what is then these topics View well?

At some point you will probably learn with this arduous operation deal, but still does not solve lack of information that is used to display music (primarily it's now even a music player) available. No indication of the bit rate more, the settings will not be displayed (I'm in the repeat or shuffle mode), the acclaimed sound settings and the title length is represented in such small print that you can not really see the same at a quick glance on the go ,

The display of the time, volume and battery status, it also gives the remainder only on the side of the currently playing song is kept so small that you better have a magnifying glass is always at hand. Larger fonts I could not find anyway.
In the settings although a different font (user-font) is available, but selecting no effect.

Incidentally represent the shuffle mode must be at the top of the folder hierarchy, so he attacks.

In summary, the anything but intuitieve user interface and without the stylus is hardly feasible. The good sound performance and battery life saves him 2 stars, because the user experience does not deserve!

The player currently latest firmware 1.05 is installed. Actually, many of the issues raised should be solved by a new firmware, but until then I wish my D2 back!

For gaming Top Rank: 4/5
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