Venzero’s radio star goes flash

Humming a song you’ve heard on the radio to an HMV staffer isn’t a foolproof way of hunting down a CD, so we’re pleased to hear that Venzero has relea

Humming a song you’ve heard on the radio to an HMV staffer isn’t a foolproof way of hunting down a CD, so we’re pleased to hear that Venzero has released another model of its One player that gives you all the details in an instant.

The miniOne is a flash version of the larger 8GB One (story here) and is available in 1GB and 2GB versions.

Aside from looking extremely cool, its day job is helping people find out what song has just come on the radio and vibrated their eardrums in a way they find particularly pleasing.

It does this thanks to MusicMarker software, which you can activate with the touch of button. A built-in microphone will then record a short clip of the song, which the player will then recognise once you hook it up to your PC. There’s even a download button which suggests places you can buy the track.

Thanks to support for DRM-ed WMA files, this could be from stores like Napster or Virgin, and it’ll also work with WMP 10 for easy syncing of playlists.

The miniOne will cost £80 for the 1GB version and £120 for the 2GB model from late July – go to Venzero’s site for more info.