Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Choose the Best PortableSatellite Radio

Music is one of the many things that we always want to have everyday. One technology that we can use to listen to music anywhere is the satellite radio. Portable satellite radio is the latest music trend, combining your MP3 collection with the ability to hear new music via Sirius Radio or XM Radio. You'll find that many of the portable radios are unique, sleek and more functional than an iPod. Many people like the versatility of a portable satellite radio since they can use it in the home, office or car, with minimal installation requirements.

If you're leaning toward Sirius Radio, the newest portable satellite radio is the Stiletto 2, which goes for $329 full price. Looking very much like an iPod with its black and gray cover and turquoise dials, you'll also be astounded by what it can do! Schedule and record up to 100 hours of radio programming, bookmark and store an additional 10 hours of songs, replay an hour of music, get personalized sports alerts if you choose and upload your MP3s onto this 2 GB portable satellite radio. However, if you're not super fussy about an extra inch or so, you may be perfectly happy with the Stiletto 1 for $199. The initial prototype has all the same features of the Stiletto 2 - but it's a little bit bigger and has a little less battery longevity. The Stiletto 10 weighs the same as the Stiletto 1, offers 256 MB of space and stores 10 hours of Sirius Radio. Save your favorite channels and fifty hours of music, replay songs, import playlists, get game alerts, listen to six hours of music on one charge and access traffic reports at the touch of a dial with the Sirius S50 Radio (with car kit). This portable satellite radio is usually $300 brand new, but you can sometimes find it on sale as low as $179!

If you're thinking about XM Radio, there are some amazing options. The $249 Pink Pioneer Inno offers: 50 hours of storage, sports and news tickers, one touch recording, artist and tune select features, MP3 storage and play. While girls may prefer the Pink Pioneer, guys can get excited about the gray Pioneer Inno or the Samsung Helix, which has all the same features. Both of the Innos can also play audio books as well! The Nexus has a little less storage space and lacks the bells and whistles (like sports and news updates), but it will get the job done for $129 full price or $70 on sale. Your Nexus will come complete with a mini-tuner, home stand and antenna, power adapter, RC cable, USB cable, rechargeable battery, earbuds, Napster CD, belt clip and remote.

Some potential drawbacks to the portable satellite radio are that its battery may only last six hours or so, requiring recharging and the reception while driving isn't as good. Portable satellite radios are also easier for thieves to snag and have smaller displays. However, this is the latest music trend, so you may want to consider jumping onto the radio satellite bandwagon! Whatever kind of portable satellite radio you will buy, the bottom line is that you can listen to your favorite music any time and anywhere!