Cowon iAudio 9 gets the teardown treatment

We can't say we've exactly been over-anxious to see what's inside Cowon's iAudio 9 PMP, but nor will we turn our noses up at a glance inside the slender mediaplayer's casing.  iMP3 bravely sacrificed a box-fresh iAudio 9 for a teardown, and it's a pretty impressive shrinking down of technology.

The battery occupies pretty much half of the casing, with the rest of the components squeezed onto a single PCB.  Samsung memory and the company's WM8750 decoder chip are put to good use, while the round component in the lower corner is the PMP's microphone.

[via Playerbites]