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Old 08-25-2005, 07:28 AM   #1
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SIRIUS UNVEILS WEARABLE SATELLITE RADIO

SIRIUS S50 With MP3 to be Available in October

NEW YORK – August 25, 2005 –
SIRIUS Satellite Radio today announced the debut of its first wearable satellite radio, the SIRIUS S50, which allows users to capture and store up to 50 hours of SIRIUS content, or a mix of SIRIUS programming and MP3/WMA files, enabling listening on the go. The SIRIUS S50 is scheduled to be available at retail this October.

The SIRIUS S50 measures just 1.9 by 3.9 inches and 0.7 inches thick, and includes a full color display, sleek black exterior and voice-assisted channel navigation. When attached to a home dock, car dock or executive docking station, the SIRIUS S50 provides easy access to live content, and captures and stores both scheduled and unscheduled SIRIUS programming. This feature allows users to listen to SIRIUS’ unique programming anywhere.

The SIRIUS S50 stores content in a variety of formats for listening on the go, including “My SIRIUS Channels,” “My SIRIUS Songs,” “Scheduled Record,” and “My Playlists.”

• The “My SIRIUS Channels” feature automatically gathers and refreshes sets of programming from the user’s three most-listened-to channels.
• The “My SIRIUS Songs” feature allows the user to save favorite songs or talk shows with the press of a button.
• The “Scheduled Record” feature allows the user to set the radio to capture favorite shows on a one time or recurring basis.
• The “My Playlists” feature allows users to supplement SIRIUS content with their own MP3/WMA library when attached through the home dock to a PC. The PC application also allows users to synch channel and image updates automatically through SIRIUS’ website.

The car and home kits utilize a rotary “SIRIUS Media Dial,” which provides quick and easy access to content. Listeners can turn the knob to find their favorite SIRIUS channel, tilt to pause, rewind, fast-forward or save a favorite song or show. In addition, voice-assisted navigation tells the user what channel they’ve selected, eliminating the need for the user to take their eyes off the road while driving. The radio also includes 30 channel presets; a jump button for one-touch tuning to traffic and weather reports or to a favorite SIRIUS channel; a sports ticker that flashes personalized sports scores; and a “Game Alert” feature which prompts when the user’s favorite NFL, NHL, NBA, or other sports teams are playing on SIRIUS.

“The wearable SIRIUS S50 provides subscribers with extensive versatility when it comes to when, where and how they receive their favorite SIRIUS programming,” said Jim Meyer, President of Operations and Sales for SIRIUS. “This small satellite radio is full of exciting, easy to navigate features for everyone from the least to the most tech savvy consumer.”

The SIRIUS S50 will be available for a suggested retail price of $359.99, and includes wearable accessories (6-hour rechargeable battery, ear buds, belt clip, armband, USB cable and AC adapter) and a car dock, which includes an adhesive mount, custom cigarette lighter power adapter, a remote control, ultra-low profile antenna, DC input and line output. A home dock, which includes audio mixing for PC sound pass-through, and connects to speakers and PCs, a remote control, home antenna, USB cable, audio cable and power supply will be available for MSRP $99.99. A desk or wall mountable executive system, including high fidelity speakers, will also be available. Replaceable batteries will be sold separately.

Additional information about the SIRIUS S50 will be available on the SIRIUS website in mid-September.
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You beat me to it by one minute. I just posted another thread about it.
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Old 08-25-2005, 07:36 AM   #3
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We'll wait and see for the announcement.
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Old 08-25-2005, 07:39 AM   #4
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WOW!!!! This looks incredible.
Please tell me this is not a fake announcement and that this is really one of the new products. I've got to have one of these the day they come out. PLEASE, Sirius, get them out by October like the release says. (Hey my birthday is Oct. 16th. I know what I want!)
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I AM IN LOVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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This picture gives a good idea of how small it is.....nice!

http://prn.newscom.com/cgi-bin/pub/s...iew&tr=1&row=1
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Old 08-25-2005, 07:46 AM   #7
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That's an awesome screen, and the recording capacity is excellent! I also like the various recording options and the ability to mix playlists with your existing mp3's. Reading through the news announcement and looking at some pictures does bring up a couple of potential problems for me:

1) it sounds like you'll need to have the tuner plugged into a dock to get live programming. Might not be a huge deal with the large recording capacity, but it would still be nice to be able to listen to live programming "on the go."

2) the docking cradle, from this picture, looks to be pretty big:

http://prn.newscom.com/cgi-bin/pub/s...ail&tr=1&row=1

That might be the home cradle, but the car cradle supposedly has a similar dial on it, so I can't imagine the size being much different. If the cradle is that large, then the combined tuner/cradle become very long, which could make for difficult placement in a car.

Maybe there will be some more details on this as the day progresses!
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yeah, it is small...


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WOW! That thing is amazing! A color screen too?!? YESSSS!
THANKS YOU SIRIUS!!!
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That's an awesome screen, and the recording capacity is excellent! I also like the various recording options and the ability to mix playlists with your existing mp3's. Reading through the news announcement and looking at some pictures does bring up a couple of potential problems for me:

1) it sounds like you'll need to have the tuner plugged into a dock to get live programming. Might not be a huge deal with the large recording capacity, but it would still be nice to be able to listen to live programming "on the go."

2) the docking cradle, from this picture, looks to be pretty big:

http://prn.newscom.com/cgi-bin/pub/s...ail&tr=1&row=1

That might be the home cradle, but the car cradle supposedly has a similar dial on it, so I can't imagine the size being much different. If the cradle is that large, then the combined tuner/cradle become very long, which could make for difficult placement in a car.

Maybe there will be some more details on this as the day progresses!
if that is the car cradle it looks a little gawky... and where are the presets?
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This is awesome. I don't really care that much about the live capabilities because I will use it to listen to recorded content while at work. (That's what I've been doing with my MyFi for the past few months and it works perfectly). But wow, this thing looks 100 percent better than the MyFi, and 50 HOURS!!!!! Wow!! That's incredible. And how about that color display complete with channel logos!!!
I know I've b*tched a lot about the ReGo and it's delay, but this has just totally made me forget about that. If this new portable actually comes out in October as it's supposed to, I'll gladly wait for it instead.
Btw, does anyone know who is making this unit? I didn't see a brand name in the release.
All I can say about this is !!!!!!!
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People over at engadget are bitching about it. Set them straight about this:
http://www.engadget.com/entry/123400...5956/#comments

it kinda sux you cant do live content
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Have fun. This sucker is FOR REAL!



The only thing I don't know is who manufactures it, but my guess would be Directed Electronics, since it's a SIRIUS branded product.
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i love it. its so modern!!
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Hopefully this is just the start of a lot of great announcements from Sirius today. Has the new channel lineup been announced yet? There are so many people on here this morning the site is really slow and I'm having trouble getting to everything. This is great. Everyone is pumped today now (especially after this awesome S50 announcment).
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