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Delphi’s xm2go MyFI Satellite Radio Receiver

February 9, 2007


TheDelphi MyFI is here and with users of Satellite Radio no longer tied to the car or home, XM now competes with walkmans, iPods, and any other portable aural entertainment available. I know it’s unfair to compare the MyFI to an .mp3 player but I just can’t help it. I’ve owned 3 different players and hated each one for various reasons: the hassle of having to upload songs, erase songs, memorize a million different commands displayed on teeny-weeny LCD screens. In my opinion, the MyFI makes every .mp3 player I’ve ever owned its bitch. There, I said it. XM Radio and MyFI not only give me as large or larger of a universe of music and enterainment than I could ever fit on even the largest iPod, but I don’t have to do any of the work. It’s all there – just choose the channel. At first I was concerned with how well the built-in antenna would work because I walk a lot for excercise and I especially wanted to use the MyFI for that purpose. But, if you need an extra boost you can attach the wearable antenna extender. I clipped it onto the back band of my hat and it works like a charm.

At first I balked at the MyFI’s price. But, when you consider all you’re getting, including home and car docking kits, the ability to schedule and record programming for later playback and so much more, the MyFI is an excellent investment for Satellite Radio fans.


  • Hand-held MyFi receiver (weight: 7.3 ounces), Rechargeable, integrated battery
  • Complete home accessory kit, Complete vehicle accessory kit, First-ever built-in XM antenna
  • Headphones, Belt clip/stand, Remote control, Carrying case
  • Large, illuminated six-line LCD display, up to 30 channel presets
  • Live XM listening mode, My XM™ time-shifting memory mode (maximum of 5 hours)
  • Stock ticker, Sports score ticker
  • Built-in wireless FM transmitter makes any FM radio an XM Radio
  • Built-in alarm clock
  • Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price: $349.99


Sirius S50 Satellite Radio/MP3 Player

February 9, 2007

SIRIUS helped transform the way we listen to radio, and now they’re transforming the way we listen to SIRIUS itself with the S50 satellite radio/MP3 player, a wildly innovative blend of features that’ll make your listening experience more rewarding. When docked in its cradle, it plays live SIRIUS broadcasts, captures SIRIUS content, and lets you store and listen to your favorite MP3 or WMA files. With its included accessories, you can play it over your car stereo, or take it with you and listen wherever you go. The S50’s internal memory stores up to 50 hours of content — your favorite SIRIUS programming, your MP3/WMA files, or any combination of the two. When you’re listening to SIRIUS, you can pause, rewind, and fast-forward live broadcasts. And when you want to save content, just press the “Love” button on the cradle — it’s the one marked with a heart.   The included accessories let you use the S50 as a portable player. Charge up the battery with the AC power adapter, slip on the earphones, and check out your digital music files and stored SIRIUS content (the S50 can receive live SIRIUS broadcasts only when docked in its cradle) — the battery provides up to six hours of life. A belt clip is also included.  The bright, legible, full-color screen shows you channel, artist, and song titles on SIRIUS, as well as the names of your digital music files. The S50 is smart, too — it learns which SIRIUS channels you listen to most, then captures content from your favorites and stores them in three different channels, which you listen to anytime you want. To avoid repetition, the S50 plays back the oldest content first.  You’ll also get the accessories you’ll need to play the S50 over your car stereo — a cradle that allows the S50 to receive live SIRIUS broadcasts, a car mount, a DC power adapter, a remote control, and a roof-mount antenna.  

The cradle’s Media Dial makes it super-easy for you to surf through all the great SIRIUS programming and save your favorite content. Voice-assisted navigation announces the name of the channel you’ve just tuned into, so you can find your favorite channels without taking your eyes off the road.  A built-in wireless FM transmitter “broadcasts” the sound over an unused frequency on any FM stereo — there’s no complicated installation process. If your in-dash stereo has an auxiliary input, you can connect the S50 directly to it for even better sound.  You can save 30 channels as presets, plus program the Jump button to take you immediately to your favorite channel. Select your favorite NFL, NHL, and NBA teams in Game Alert, and you’ll be notified whenever they’re playing. A customizable sports ticker scrolls across the bottom of the screen, keeping you up-to-date on the latest action.  Coming soon are an optional home kit that lets you listen to the S50 over your home stereo, and a desktop/wall-mountable Executive Powered Speaker System, which acts as a handy boombox.