You're in Control of Product Design.........

Discussion in 'Sirius Radios' started by Mopar86, Nov 26, 2008.

  1. Mopar86

    Mopar86 Member

    Pretend you just were promoted to Head of Product Design for SIRIUSXM

    What would you do?

    What Portable Radio would you design, with what features?

    How about a Dock and Play Receiver?

    What accessories would you design or redesign?

    This is a fun game to play a lot of important people look for feedback from people on forums like this. You can either describe it or photoshop a design. I'll post mine as soon as a finish them.
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  2. XeroFuzion

    XeroFuzion Member

    Is this some sick joke?:confused:

    I would design a radio that works as advertised and can be updated by its users so we wouldnt be having these BS Issues that we are having now !!!:rolleyes:

    I guess I should have bought the $49 radio instead of the $300 one.:yesshake:

    If it werent for the recent channel lineup issues, this would be a fun topic. :D
  3. James

    James New Member

    I would build a Ethernet/Wi-Fi version of the Sirius Conductor. It would require atleast the premium internet upgrade. The Conductor is a great product. The unit itself is small and interfaces with standard stereo. The coolest part is the program information is displayed on the remote control. The problem with the Conductor is it is a satellite only device and requires that you place the antenna is a windows facing in the appropriate direction. Furthermore, the sound quality of the satellite strream while OK for a car is to lo-fi for the home.

    Back in the 1990's there was a service that came with cable called DMX. The program information was also the remote. Great Service.
  4. Mopar86

    Mopar86 Member

    That's a really good idea.
  5. Mopar86

    Mopar86 Member

    No it's not a joke. Sometimes it's good to have ideas put into words, if enough people have the same demand maybe it could get some different products made. I am certain forums like this are observed by people who could change things if the demand was great enough.

    Did your radio have trouble updating or is there anything generally wrong with your radio?
  6. Allanon

    Allanon Member

    I would like a Stiletto 3 with the following features:
    1- All the features of Stiletto 2.
    2- Support for new Wifi protocols (b/g/n/...), and support for web based authentication.
    3- Listening to live radio while recording another channel & multiple recordings (like XMP3).
    4- Next/previous channel navigation.
    5- Marking channels as favorite, and "favorite next/previous" navigation too.
    6- Not buggy like Stiletto 2 (e.g. no file system corruption).
    7- Standard batteries, so that we don't have to wait years to be able to buy a replacement.
  7. Vargas

    Vargas Molon Labe!

    I like what you've started here and want to expand this.

    In addition to evertything listed above, I would also include:

    1. Photo viewing
    2. Video Viewing--Now that Micro SD cards are cheap and also come with huge storage, we need to have a video player on the Stiletto 3. If they want to compete with Apple and Microsoft, give us the video.
    3. Bluetooth. Give me the option to use Bluetooth headphones as well as the interface to use my SL3 along with my phone (much in the same way the Samsung P2 does)
    4. Lose the blue flame background on the screen that the SL100 and the SL2 have.
    5. Better screen than the sl100 and sl2

    What else???
  8. Allanon

    Allanon Member

    Some additional features:
    6. Better playlist support for MP3s. Ability to create/change them directly on the SL3 (no need for computer).
    7. Much improved computer software for managing the SL3.
    8. Mac OSX and Linux supported software (in addition to Windows).
  9. James

    James New Member

    A Stiletto like device that is also a GSM or CDMA phone. It could run off the satellite outdoors and cell phone data indoors. Wifi would be a plus. Basically, you would have Sirius wherever you went.
  10. Mopar86

    Mopar86 Member

    I would like Garmin and Sirius to team up and make a GPS/Dock and Play Sirius radio
  11. StoneCutter

    StoneCutter New Member

    You know what I want? I want the simplest thing - and maybe it's out there already, but I can't find it on my old Sportster. I want a button which is a flashback button. A button that returns you to the last channel you were on - just like a TV. Is there such a way to program that?
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  12. Mopar86

    Mopar86 Member

    I have never seen this feature on a sirius radio, but maybe it exhists and you're right I couldnt imagine a simpler and probably more used feature if they had it.
  13. Allanon

    Allanon Member

    Maybe it's already there... Have a look at the following thread:
  14. Mopar86

    Mopar86 Member

    I just frantically went around the office, if you press and hold the selection button/knob on most radios it will jump back to the previous channel. good job to who ever found this out!
    Last edited: Nov 28, 2008
  15. Vargas

    Vargas Molon Labe!

    Funny, I was the one to post the SL2 had a "previous channel button" and just days before I found it out, I was bitching in the car that it didn't have it.
  16. Mopar86

    Mopar86 Member

    maybe there's other Easter Eggs in these sirius radios we dont know about
  17. JoeTan

    JoeTan Well-Known Member

    I'm waiting for the model that blows like ya ol lady OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOH!
  18. Mopar86

    Mopar86 Member


    I laughed my ass off when i read this
  19. semipenguin

    semipenguin Cheeseburger Connoisseur

    Blue Tooth.


    Internal Power Supply.

    Video Capable...:)
  20. hexagram

    hexagram Medicinal & Recreational.

    Flux Capacitor, and...

    I would probably have to say the next Sirius portable player should be hard-drive based (with or without the option of adding flash mem).

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