If you're l33t enough to know what FLAC is, take note. We've got Cowon's iAudio F2 MP3 player in the house and it supports FLAC -- and OGG! Very few players do, but since this guy can be hooked up to a Linux PC too, it's truly an open-sourcer's ideal personal audio device.
Okay, so looks-wise it's nothing special. It's super-compact and has a little colour LCD screen that will play back video clips. Cowon has decided to emboss 'Digital Audio Player' into the side of the casing -- perhaps because we might confuse it with a Bluetooth headset, crossed with a mini mobile phone.
The buttons are unusually placed, making operation about as pleasant as being punched in the face. However, we're guessing this isn't a player for technophobes. With a whole heap of options to sort through, a plethora of supported codecs and an unfriendly navigation system, only hardened geeks are going to want this.
There's a direct recording option thanks to a line-in socket, but the maximum memory capacity is 2GB. Why the hell would you put just 2GB of memory in a player that supports lossless audio and direct line-in recording? The mind boggles.
The iAudio F2 costs a rather steep £110 and is on sale now. You can expect our full review very soon here on CNET.co.uk. -Nate Lanxon
Update: A Cowon iAudio F2 review is now on the site