XM Satellite Radio wants to make sure it can get its product beamed into as many cars nationwide as possible. To that end it announced today the XM Direct 2, priced at around $130.
The XM Direct 2, developed by Audiovox, is a universal adapter solution for satellite radio compatible car stereos. This means it should work with more than 100 satellite ready car stereos on the market today from manufacturers such as Alpine, Clarion, Eclipse, Jensen, JVC, Kenwood, Panasonic, and Sony. The unit, which is programmable by retailers, lets one use the car stereo’s controls and display screen to interact with XM channels.
The XM Direct 2 kit “comes with a universal adapter kit, a car stereo connection cable and the XM Mini-Tuner, a portable subscription that can be used in the car or in compatible XM-Ready home stereo products and the Nexus XM2go portable radio.” It should be available now.