updated 03:30 pm EST, Thu February 15, 2007
small-scale device maker Netac recently launched its A200 music player for frequent drivers. Key to the new jukebox is an internal FM transmitter: the A200 can switch to any of 21 preset frequencies to stream its music through a car stereo or most any nearby radio, altogether bypassing the need for an external adapter. A car charger is bundled with the device to ensure the music player will last for a complete drive, the company said. An FM tuner is supplied for receiving broadcasts when the 2GB of internal MP3, WMA, or WAV music fails to satisfy. Voice recording is also standard.
A 1.8-inch color OLED also gives a visual element rarely seen for the price: the full-color screen supports BMP and JPEG photo viewing as well as a more pleasant space for eBook reading. Battery life is rated at a healthy 12 to 15 hours according to Netac, which exports the A200 through Advanced MP3 Players for £69 ($135). [via Tech Digest]