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Audiovox XM Snap

Posted in Satellite Radio by Conner Flynn on December 26th, 2010

Many of us would like satellite radio in our car, but we don’t want to spend a ton of money replacing the car’s current radio. It’s a common complaint. But now there is a simple solution. Audiovox has introduced the Audiovox XM Snap!.

It really is a snap too. Just set up the antenna in your car and plug the unit into your car’s cigarette lighter, tune onto the right station on your car’s radio and you’re done. The device sets up quickly and you can listen to SIRIUS XM Radio in less than 10 minutes time. We love it.

Sirius XM SkyDock converts your iPhone into a Satellite Radio

Posted in Satellite Radio by Conner Flynn on August 26th, 2009

Sirius XM SkyDock converts your iPhone into a Satellite RadioSirius XM’s SkyDock isn’t super sexy. It isn’t elegant. It is what it is, a standalone satellite radio receiver with an iPod connector that will let you listen to space radio on your iPhone or iPod Touch. And that’s fine with us because it’s the only way to do so.

The dock uses iPhone OS 3.0′s new hardware support and plugs into your car’s DC jack for power and support. This dock will cost you $120, plus the required subscription to Sirius XM radio. A free companion app sets your iPhone up as a radio controller. Pretty cool.

XM comes to Porsche 911

Posted in Satellite Radio by Nino Marchetti on June 9th, 2008


Porsche is planning a nice little tech update for its 2009 911 models. One of the ones grabbing our eye the most is the integration of XM.

XM Satellite Radio said it will make available as a factory-installed option XM radio and its associated over 170 channels of music and information. It will also offer up  XM NavTraffic, a real-time traffic service which is available in 80 North American markets.

New XM kit offers universial car satellite radio fix

Posted in Satellite Radio,XM by Nino Marchetti on October 16th, 2007

XM Direct 2XM 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.” …

Polk Audio announces component Sirius tuner

Posted in Polk Audio,Satellite Radio,Sirius by Nino Marchetti on September 6th, 2007

Polk SR-H1000Polk Audio introduced today a standalone component tuner for lovers of Sirius Satellite Radio. The new SR-H1000 is priced at around $350 and should be available now.

The Polk SR-H1000 is designed to fit easily into one’s existing audio component system. It can store up to 44 minutes of Sirius audio for later playback, lets you display channel and song information on an external monitor and offers optical digital output so sound quality can be at its best. There’s also an on-board digital to analog converter to assist in better sound performance.

Stiletto 2 Launched by Sirius Radio

Posted in Satellite Radio,Sirius by Chetz on August 16th, 2007

Stiletto 2 launched by Sirius satellite radioSirius Radio has announced the release of the Stiletto 2 portable satellite radio receiver/media player. The latest portable radio from Sirius features a rechargeable battery giving up to 4 hours of satellite radio listening time or 20 hours of MP3 playback. The gadget can also stream Sirius radio content from any WiFi hotspot for up to 10 hours of playback.

The Stiletto 2 also features something called SIRIUS Replay which records up to 60 rolling minutes of live radio allowing users to pause, rewind and replay the recorded content.

The device has a 2.2 inch color LCD display and measures 1.9” x 4.3” x 0.6”, weighing 4.3 ounces. It also comes with an AC adapter, Altec Lansing headphones, ear buds, and a PC cable, all available later this fall for $349.99. Sirius will also be offering an optional car kit …

XM XpressRC Satellite Radio Player

Posted in Satellite Radio,XM by Chetz on August 13th, 2007

XM XpressRC satellite radioXM has announced the release of the XpressRC satellite radio receiver as an upgrade to the XpressR we showed you in June expanding on some features, adding some features and now in color.

The XpressRC’s most notable feature has to be its display. Now in bright colors you can customize the display to show the information you’d like to see with the super-convenient option of splitting the screen. With the display split you can see on one side what’s currently playing and the other side lets you browse as many as 3 other stations to see what else is on without changing what you’re listening to.

The buffer time has been doubled now giving a 60 minute rolling timeframe of recorded playback letting you pause and go back to listen to a sporting event, song or anything else on the station. They’ve also added the …

XM XpressR Satellite Radio Receiver

Posted in Satellite Radio,XM by Reuben Drake on June 18th, 2007

XM XpressR satellite radio receiverWith over 170 channels of satellite radio through XM it can be difficult to choose a favorite station to listen to, much less switch back and forth between stations to pick up your favorite song, program or sporting event. The new XpressR satellite radio receiver from XM comes with a few features that allow you to take more advantage of what’s on the other channels and helps you avoid missing out.

The most noticeable new feature of the XpressR is the multi-view of stations. The display can be changed to split down the middle. The left shows what’s currently being played and the right half shows 5 other stations of your choice. The display can be set to show the name of the channel, the current song or the artist so you can see (when your not driving of course) if there is …

Sirius Echo Home Repeater System

Posted in Satellite Radio,Sirius by Darrin Olson on June 17th, 2007

Sirius Echo Home Repeater SystemThis Echo Home Repeater system from Sirius is made to improve the quality of the Sirius satellite radio signal inside your home where you might not be able to get the best signal. It kit comes with an external antenna to mount outside your home to pick up the signal, and then the repeater base that sits inside you home.

The obvious advantage of this is that you can pick up better satellite radio signals inside your house, but in addition if you have multiple radios you aren’t installing a separate antenna for each on the outside of your home. Multiple internal repeaters can work off the signal from a single external antenna.

The Sirius Echo Home Repeater kit sells for $100 with additional internal receivers available for additional cash.

via Engadget

Helix – Satellite Radio And MP3 In One Gadget

Posted in MP3,Samsung,Satellite Radio by Chetz on October 27th, 2006

Samsung Helix Satellite RadioThe Helix satellite radio player offers XM satellite radio and MP3 music on the same mobile gadget. Now I think that is cool.

It has a nice color screen for navigation and viewing of stock quotes and sport scores, and you can also put your MP3′s on the device. When you are tired of them, turn on the XM radio. If you hear a song you like, even if you are half way through it you can record it to the Helix from the start. Samsung and XM have gone in together on a deal to make an improved music listening experience, along with an interface to make finding what you want easy and enjoyable.

You can also record shows onto the Helix player, so if there is something coming up on XM satellite radio that you are going to miss, you …

Pioneer Inno Live Satellite Radio

Posted in Digital Audio,Satellite Radio by Darrin Olson on August 31st, 2006

Pioneer InnoXM Satellite Radio has a product called inno which is an MP3 player and live satellite radio player in one. The key to this is the live part. With this product you can listen to live satellite radio through XM Satellite Radio and record up to 50 hours with one-touch recording.

This also has a built in FM transmitter, so you can listen to whatever the Inno player is playing using an ordinary FM radio. Also, it’s integrated with XM and Napster which allows you to manage songs, playlists, transfer MP3 and WMA files and buy music online.

The Pioneer Inno comes with these items:

Remote Control
Home Stand for holding the device and playing.
Power Adapter to recharge the rechargeable battery.
RCA Cable to connect external speakers.
USB Cable to connect to your PC.
Belt Clip
Ear Buds
Rechargeable Battery
Setup CD and Product Manual

Some common Inno accessories:

Vehicle …