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Sirius XM Introduces XM Snap! Tuner

Sirius XM Introduces XM Snap! Tuner

Sirius XM hasn't announced new gear for years it seems like; early on, during the sat radio boom days, it felt like a new receiver was being introduced every week or so. Now, the company is helping the next generation of listeners find an easy way to tune in. The XM Snap! is meant to be portable and easy to install in any vehicle. As long as your car has a cigarette power adapter and an FM radio, you're set.


The small Snap! tunes into Sirius XM broadcasts and then sends those signals to the car's stereo via FM. It uses an FM transmitter, and so you simply select an FM station that's open and let it send away. Other than that, details aren't too numerous, but we suppose that's the point. It's designed to be simple, after all. It will be on sale later this month for $59.99.

SIRIUS XM Radio Introduces 'XM Snap!,' the Easy-To-Use, Anywhere-You-Drive Satellite Radio
Latest satellite radio is a snap to install, a snap to set up, and a snap to use

NEW YORK, Sept 30, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX News Network/ -- SIRIUS XM Radio (Nasdaq: SIRI) announced today the introduction of XM Snap!, an easy to install, set up and use satellite radio for the vehicle.

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XM Snap! will be available at retail nationwide and www.shop.xmradio.com in October 2010 for $59.99.

"XM Snap! is an attractive, easy-to-use radio that makes it easier than ever for more consumers to bring satellite radio into their vehicles," said Bob Law, Group Vice President and General Manager, After Market Division, SIRIUS XM Radio. "Offering amazing value, the new XM Snap! also gives customers the opportunity to discover what makes SIRIUS XM the ultimate destination for the best in audio entertainment."

XM Snap! comes with everything you need to listen to XM in the vehicle. Just plug it into the vehicle cigarette lighter or power adapter socket, connect the antenna and listen to XM through the existing vehicle radio with simple, do-it-yourself installation. The fully adjustable stalk allows for convenient placement in the vehicle, easy access to the radio controls and clear view of the high-contrast display. The simple controls make it a snap to use - the large arrow keys navigate through categories, the rotary knob changes channels, and the preset keys store favorite channels for one-touch access. Accessories include the Magnetic Mount Antenna and an Aux-In Cable to facilitate Aux-In connections in vehicles that support this capability.

XM Snap! delivers all channels currently available on XM, including commercial-free music from every genre, featuring a broad array of 24/7 artist-branded music channels such as The Grateful Dead Channel, Eminem's Shade 45, Jimmy Buffett's Radio Margaritaville, "Little Steven" Van Zandt's Underground Garage and Outlaw Country channels, B.B. King's Bluesville, Willie Nelson's Willie's Place, Elvis(R) Radio and Siriusly Sinatra; music channels playing all the hits from the '40s to today; every Major League Baseball(R) game, play-by-play from the NHL(R) and NBA, PGA TOUR(R) events, auto racing, college sports and 24/7 Fantasy Sports Radio; the biggest names in entertainment, including Oprah Winfrey, Rosie O'Donnell, Barbara Walters, Jamie Foxx, Bob Edwards, and Opie & Anthony; news from Fox News, CNN, CNBC and the BBC; comedy and kids' programming.

Customers can add the "Best of SIRIUS" to receive Howard Stern and his two channels, Martha Stewart Living Radio, every NFL game and NASCAR race, and Playboy Radio.

For more information on SIRIUS XM Radio, please visit www.siriusxm.com. 
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Cool,.. but does it need an antennae plugged into it? Read more and answered my own question.

Nice bling.

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After the Sanchez debacle on the Pete Derrick, Sirius gained a lot of publicity. And they're projecting their highest subscriber base this year (over 20 million or so). Even with the impending departure of Howard Stern, Sirius is going to become very popular especially when car sales pick up next year.

This device is a great way to introduce their offering to a new market segment. Time to buy some Sirius stock I reckon.

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