I have been at the Consumer Electronics Show for the past two weeks preparing for the 135,000 attendees to wander through our booth. In the CES store the nice folks at Delphi were selling there MyFi XM Satellite receiver for a rather substantial discount $199.00 I believe. One or our Partners bought me one as a gift & for the past 72 hours I have become an XM radio junkie.
A few cool things about the MyFi unit are:
ÔÇó It has an internal antenna, so on the bike or car you do not need an external antenna. I used it in cabs & my rental car without incident.
ÔÇó It also has a FM transmitter that works very well. I tuned the MyFi to the rental cars radio most of the time. This works kind of like the iPod iTrip.
ÔÇó You can record up to 5 hours of XM content to use as a back-up in case you are going cave exploring.
ÔÇó The battery last for over 5 hours (so far).
ÔÇó It came with every adapter you could ever need as well as a powered house antenna & an auxiliary auto/bike antenna.
If you are on the fence about purchasing satellite radio you should really look into it. I can't say enough good things about the quality & breadth of the XM programming. I have a close friend that has a Sirius system & he really likes it as well. The only difference between the two that I can tell is the XM monthly subscription rate is $3.00 cheaper than Sirius. Also, Howard Stern will be on Sirius exclusively later this year. I donÔÇÖt care much for Howard so I donÔÇÖt really care.
All the details about the unit I have can be found at: http://shopdelphi.com/products/consumers/myfi/