Yeah the other one did not look like the AK240 screen :)
While it looks slick and has nice features such as search and the EQ as well as volume functions I still say that the screen is a huge waste of real estate, the AK120 shows full screen album art if you tap it while in use so it might do something like that but for the price they should have thrown in video capability at HD quality, there's no excusing not having done so really given the technology thats available now for such things seen in devices much thinner and the RRP of the device. Can understand its for music but imagine HD quality video with the sound it can offer.... if it could utilize HD out it could double as a video device that you can have as more direct source to your home entertainment system if you wanted.... if it could be hooked up to a larger hard drive unit via its docking station.
+2400 $? .lol.
I can dig the shape of the thing, although it makes it look larger than it is from an angle... its seems like everything is looking like an Apple device of recent, if they had brought out another oblong shaped wafer thin phone/tablet wannabe it wouldn't stand out.
You really have to hold it to see how it feels. I really think it looks weird but in your hand it feels right.
just this.... :-)
Horses for courses... to me it seems silly having an AMOLED screen to show snippets of artwork and large blocks of grey for tabs when the AK120 did the same with less.
Personally don't think you can have 'gimmicks' on a $2400 device.... Cowon does well on this.
100% agree. No innovation in the UI here. Just waste of Screen real estate !
Well, then there are playlists:
1 - Manage of dynamic playlists, decide "play next", "play last"... like Calyx.
2 - Being able to change order of the songs inside a playlist by just draging/sliding a song within the list (of the playlist). Again... like Calyx.
And ...take advantage of the gorgeous & Bigger OLED screen. Today It is wasted to just show tabs and menus.... like the AK100/120 !
And on the hardware side... again (sorry): having a real line-out that does not go through the Headphone amp, and therefor that cannot be colored by the headphone amp. Some sort of SS relay needed.