SkyDock Sets New Standard In Satellite Radio

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Whether you are a long time satellite radio aficionado, or just now considering the Sirius XM service, the XM Skydock has something for you.* SkyDock, released earlier this month, essentially turns your iPhone or iPod Touch into the best satellite radio device the medium has ever seen.

Skydock may seem simple, but there is a lot of technology bundled into the device.* The SkyDock works in concert with an iPhone or iPod touch through a free application that can be downloaded directly from iTunes.** If you are familiar with Apple apps, you already know the myriad of things that they can do for you.* Now apply that process to a satellite radio service that offers well over 100 channels of music, sports, and talk programming, and you can begin to appreciate exactly what these software applications are capable of.

One key element of SkyDock that is not getting as much attention as it should is the PowerConnect technology.* This allows the Skydock to be powered and mounted directly to a cars cigarette lighter adapter.* PowerConnect not only powers the device, but allows you to tie in to your cars existing stereo system with ease that simply did not exist before.* With PowerConnect, you can have your Sirius XM programming broadcast through an FM channel on your existing stereo.* If your car has an auxillary input, you can utilize that as well.

An XM SkyDock combined with an iPhone puts many things right at your fingertips.* You have satellite radio, your phone, your contact list, emails,* and all of the apps that you are already used to in one convenient place.* The satellite radio chips are embedded into the SkyDock, but that does not mean you need to keep the iPhone docked to listen to your tunes.* Undocked, an iPhone with the Sirius XM Internet Radio app allows you to stream most channels directly through your iPhone.

The XM SkyDock is feature driven and with the SkyDock or Sirius XM Radio apps, you finally have a source for music discovery (or rediscovery) that simply did not exist before.* It is the perfect marriage between satellite radio and iTunes.* Tagging is great, but the features do not stop there.* Users can mark their favorite channels, set alerts for specific artists,* access a sports ticker, and even track the stock market through the stock tracking feature.

SkyDock is available now through standard retailers nationwide, as well as retailers like TSS-Radio that specialize in satellite radio.* Whether you are a long time subscriber or jest now considering satellite radio, your experience with SkyDock will be positive.* Simply stated, SkyDock is the best satellite radio ever made, and you wont regret giving it a try.




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SkyDock is available now through standard retailers nationwide, as well as retailers like TSS-Radio that specialize in satellite radio.* Whether you are a long time subscriber or jest now considering satellite radio, your experience with SkyDock will be positive.* Simply stated, SkyDock is the best satellite radio ever made, and you wont regret giving it a try!


Wow that is saying a lot, but I do agree!
 

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So you DO or DON'T need an antenna with this?

The XM Skydock has the XM Chipset build into the dock and the iPod Touch or iPhone interface with it to give you control over it. But like any other radio an antenna is required for live satellite reception.
 

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You do need an antenna. But the XM antenna comes with it.

Plus, if you already have an XM antenna from a previous radio installed and hidden in your car, you can use the same antenna. The plugs are no different from any other XM radio. I still have the antenna that came with the skydock in the box unopened.

Also, I would have bought my Skydock from TSS but I only had a week to buy it and decide if I wanted to keep it before my vacation starts on Saturday. I am no doubt keeping the Skydock. It's just AMAZING! Best satellite radio ever.
 

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Plus, if you already have an XM antenna from a previous radio installed and hidden in your car, you can use the same antenna. The plugs are no different from any other XM radio. I still have the antenna that came with the skydock in the box unopened.

Also, I would have bought my Skydock from TSS but I only had a week to buy it and decide if I wanted to keep it before my vacation starts on Saturday. I am no doubt keeping the Skydock. It's just AMAZING! Best satellite radio ever.

Good point spacekitty I bet even those with Sirius antennas would not necessarily have to replace them if they wanted to switch to XM and the Skydock since the connectors are the same.

Enjoy your vacation! :)
 

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I might look into this when I do finally get a car. It'd be nice to have without having to buy any additional hardware on top of this. Can you use it for other stuff like a GPS if you're not listening to XM? It'd be nice to have for Jazz, Classical and the XMPR station since NPR beg-a-thons are becoming more frequent.
 

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I might look into this when I do finally get a car. It'd be nice to have without having to buy any additional hardware on top of this. Can you use it for other stuff like a GPS if you're not listening to XM? It'd be nice to have for Jazz, Classical and the XMPR station since NPR beg-a-thons are becoming more frequent.

Its a iPod Touch/iPhone Dock that has a XM Chipset, so like any other dock you can do whatever you want with it above and beyond XM.