updated 02:10 pm EDT, Tue August 21, 2007
Relatively young electronics maker Venzero has just unveiled the FREQ, a new spin on its recent designs with an integrated FM transmitter. The addition lets the device beam its audio to a car stereo without using a line-in jack or a special cable. The device also supports FM reception and the company's signature MUSICMARKER feature that records part of a radio stream or a microphone recording to identify a song and allow a direct paid download of the track to a computer when available.
The 2.4-inch LCD provides enough space for side-by-side lyrics and track data when embedded in a song's ID3 tags and is also used for displaying photos and AVI videos. Storage isn't listed but is likely to top out at 2GB of flash memory for the FREQ, which will be available in the US during September for $99 and will also be available in Britain and Europe for 69 pounds and 99 Euros respectively. [via GizmoLounge]