October 10, 2008
XM Radio Car, XM Receivers, XM Satellite Radio
Freedom. That’s what it’s all about. All you see is wide open road spread before you converging toward an undisclosed point on the painted blue horizon in the distance. It’s a point that you’ll come to know soon enough. A full tank of gas and nothing between it and you but smooth asphalt and clean fall air. Life doesn’t get any better.
At least that’s what you thought. The desolate silence of the road was great for the first 300 miles. Now it’s maddening. Some music would be nice. Dozens of channels of commercial-free music would be even nicer.
Not a problem. XM radio is right there with you. Yes, you can get XM satellite radio for motorcycles. It’s pretty simple, too—the satellite radio provider offers some easy options for motorcyclists, making your bike just one more place to listen to XM. All it takes is an inexpensive motorcycle mounting kit and you’ll be able to mount your XM receiver to your bike and listen to the rich programming that you know and love. Take solace in knowing that no matter how far your ride takes you, you’ll always have the music you want. Don’t expect to hear the same song twice, either.
Mounts work with classic receivers such as the Delphi Roady XT or Audiovox Xpress EZ. Most are pretty straightforward handle bar mounts that will take mere minutes to set up. A bracket holds the antenna securely and a 12V cigarette plug will power you up. Other after-market accessories like amplifiers will make enhance XM even further.
If you don’t want to mess with the integrity of your ride, it’s no problem. XM radio offers a variety of portable receivers like the Pioneer Inno and Delphi SkyFi3 that you can drop right into your pocket. If you happen to be riding through a deep canyon, these receivers also double as MP3 players. You’ll never be without music again—unless you choose to be.
XM radio feels your style and knows a thing or two about freedom too. Freedom to listen to music and not commercials. Freedom to listen to the music you want to hear without the garbage you don’t. Freedom to ride cross country without crossing over local broadcasts that turn Zeppelin into faded bluegrass. You get the picture.
Get your XM radio hooked up before your next ride. It’s just a few steps away. Just don’t listen too loud. There’re still others out there that might like to enjoy a quiet ride. They don’t know what they’re missing out on.
October 4, 2008
XM Radio Car, XM Receivers, XM Satellite Radio
Getting an inexpensive car XM satellite radio is actually fairly easy these days, if you shop online. Many people rush out the to local retail store where they are forced to absorb the store’s costs of operations, just to get the XM car radio that they want. But getting a good deal on car XM satellite radios is almost nearly never found in a local retail setting. The best places that you will always be able to find the XM receivers that you desire is online—where you will find the best deals to be had on any XM products that you want.
If you are still not convinced that an online platform is the best method of approach, let me convince you further. Just as the XM radio offers ease of programming, zero commercials and some of your favorite stations and shows, all at the click of a button, shopping online for the XM satellite radio you want is nearly the same. One-button-clicks purchase the radio you desire, and you save a fortune, time and hassle in the process. Here are three more reasons.
1. No lines, no trip to the store and you save personal time. No wasted gas, you can just hop online, from your home, in your pajamas if you so desire, and shop for and purchase the XM radio that you desire.
2. No sales tax. In most cases the websites that you will be buying the XM products that you want are not going to be based in your home state. What this means is an increased value and savings by x-ing out the state sales tax on the item.
3. More selection, better prices and generally free shipping. You read right, you will not have to absorb the retail freight cost that is added to the purchase price. There is always more selection online, and the prices will almost always easily beat out the retail markups. Finally, you will most often get free shipping on your purchase!
October 1, 2008
XM Radio Car, XM Radio Home, XM Satellite Radio
It’s not news that XM satellite radio provides the cushiest listening experience out there– huge playlists, no commercials and variety in programming formerly reserved to $150 cable packages. It’s a dream for anyone who has diverse tastes, doesn’t want to hear the same song every other hour and simply enjoys programming without the obligatory pitches for car and truck blowouts “of the century”. Even traditional FM broadcasts have caught on and designed more listener-friendly programming (although they’ll never touch XM). You just can’t argue with the model.
During XM satellite radio’s rise to infamy, one receiver pushed its way to the forefront of the market—the Delphi SkyFi. The SkyFi’s basic, straightforward operation; sleek, portable design; and ease of set-up earned it an obvious rank as a market leader. With Delphi XM Home Kit and Delphi XM Car Kit available, one SkyFi is all it took to keep your broadcasts flowing wherever you wanted to be. Pulling the SkyFi out of your living room and transitioning to XM car radio was a breeze, taking mere minutes. So, how do you improve upon near-perfection? The Delphi SkyFi2 scoffs at your 3rd grade English teacher and answers with a question: XM satellite radio is so good, why not replay it? That’s correct; the SkyFi2 offers a unique function that automatically records the most-recent 30 minutes of programming. You can then pause, rewind and replay this programming. Don’t want to run to the bathroom while your team is up at bat? Don’t worry about it. Hit pause and the game will pick up right where you left off. Want to hear that catchy song again? Hit rewind and replay it.
In addition to this sweet playback feature, the Delphi SkyFi2 has a few more tricks up its sleeve. It has a built in ticker, allowing stock quotes and sports scores to scroll across the top of the display; a brighter, more legible screen; and a wireless FM connection that allows you to use an unused frequency on your car’s FM to transmit XM (rather than using hard wires and jacks).
Still not convinced that the $100 Delphi SkyFi2 and $12.95 per-month XM subscription is worth the money? Consider this—170 channels of programming, including a station for every musical genre imaginable. Enjoy regional Mexican hits? Tune in to 92. In addition to music, you’ll get news stations, talk and sports– follow the broadcasts of your favorite out-of-market MLB teams; XM has a station for every game. For $12.95 a month. Done deal.