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|Written by AVRev.com|
|Tuesday, 27 May 2003|
SIRIUS will soon enable consumers to listen to their favorite music and entertainment in the car, home, boat and office. “Plug & Play" satellite radios from Kenwood and Audiovox will be the first portable SIRIUS radios to hit the retail market.
The launch of the Kenwood Here2Anywhere™ and Audiovox S.R.S. Satellite Radio Shuttle™ marks the first time SIRIUS listeners can take 100 streams of music, news and entertainment everywhere they go.
Sold with separate docking kits for the home and car, the new portable "Plug & Play" units allow subscribers to easily use the same unit in their car, home, office and boat, all for one subscription price of $12.95 a month.
SIRIUS also offers a "Preferred Plan," whereby an additional subscription is $6.99 more per month, after the initial $12.95, and a "Lifetime of Music & More" plan, good for the life of the radio, for $399.99.
The Kenwood Here2Anywhere™ (Model KTC-H2A1) connects with any car, home, personal computer, or marine audio system, providing listeners with 100 streams of SIRIUS programming wherever they go.
The Here2Anywhere uses a program guide menu system similar to today's television programming guides. Listeners can see what's playing on other streams by song title or artist name before selecting. An additional feature of the Here2Anywhere is a memory and recall feature that will allow the listener to capture up to 24 song titles and the associated artist names while they are listening. The feature will allow the listener to call up those song titles or artist names in the future by the touch of a button.
The Kenwood Here2Anywhere has a MSRP of $99.95. The Car Docking Kit or Home Docking Kit will each retail for $69.95.
The S.R.S. Satellite Radio Shuttle is a transportable unit designed for total flexibility that allows you to experience SIRIUS in almost every environment. The unit has two features that are the first for satellite radio.
The SIR-CK1 Car Kit features an FM transmitter with four frequency adjustments incorporated into the docking station for a wireless connection to almost any vehicle radio. Also, the SIR-PNP1 Receiver unit is the first satellite radio system built with a feature called S-Seek. This feature allows a listener to capture up to 10 of their favorite songs in the unit, which can continually search the incoming SIRIUS streams and prompt the listener when one of these songs is playing. Touch a button and the unit can be tuned to that stream, allowing the listener to hear his or her favorite songs anywhere, at any time.
The S.R.S. has a MSRP of $99.95. The Car Dock and Home Dock kits will retail for $69.99 - $89.99.