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#1 of 7 OFFLINE   Joshua Clinard

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Posted June 03 2003 - 08:05 AM

Sirius has recently announced two new units, and I wanted to share them with everyone. The first is the Kenwood Here2Anywhere, and it looks really sweet. This will be out sometime this month. This looks like is should REALLY give the SKYFi some competition!! I would love to have one of these.
  • 24 stream presets
  • Stream lock (for locking out streams you don't want your children to hear)
  • Home and Car Docking Kits
  • Ability to search for artist or song title. Instant playback when query is found.
  • Song title and Artist recall (up to 24)
  • Remote control
Kenwood Here2Anywhere Web site

The second is the AudioVox S.R.S. Satellite Radio Shuttle. It has some similar features to the Here2Anywehere. One additional feature that I really like is that you can program 10 favorite songs into the radio, and it will search streams, and prompt the listener when found. It also has 4 FM transmitters built into the car docking station, so you can listen anywhere.

Both of these units expected to retail for 99 dollars!

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#2 of 7 OFFLINE   Brett DiMichele

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Posted June 03 2003 - 09:42 PM

I don't like it... Not as well designed as the Sky-Fi

But that's just my opinion... Thanks for sharing the info
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#3 of 7 OFFLINE   Joshua Clinard

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Posted June 23 2003 - 02:39 AM

For those of you that don't like the Here2Anywhere, take a look at the Audiovox Satellite Radio Shuttle. It looks very similar to the SkiFI, but it has similar features to the Here2Anywhere.

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#4 of 7 OFFLINE   Joshua Clinard

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Posted June 25 2003 - 02:48 PM

Has anyone here tried anyone of these units?

#5 of 7 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted June 25 2003 - 08:42 PM

Doesn't look as compact as the XM Delphi SkyFi
units. I did see a smaller unit for Sirius made
by AudioVox that almost looks as nice as
the SkyFi unit.

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#6 of 7 OFFLINE   Brett DiMichele

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Posted June 26 2003 - 09:10 AM

The AudioVox unit looks much better than the Kenwood IMHO.
Still the AudioVox unit doesn't exude "elegance" that the
Delphi SkyFi does (Delphi's ergonomics and design team did
a fantastic job) but none the less these new units will be
well recieved (pun intended) amongst the Sirius users!
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#7 of 7 OFFLINE   Crissy_S

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Posted June 27 2003 - 06:22 AM

I bought the Kenwood H2A this past weekend. This is my first piece sat radio equipment. I'll try to sum up what I like and don't like about it.
PROS:
Easy to use.
Easy to relocate.
Can change size of text.
Convenienly fits in that dash shelf located underneath the radio in most cars.
Hardly any dropouts.
Sort by genre, artist, or song title

CONS:
I don't have one of those convenient dash shelves so it's temporarily on top of the dash.
Can't see the smaller text too well and when you switch to the large text, you have to wait for the info to scroll across.
Buttons are a little small, especially when driving

Overall I really like it, but I think the Audiovox that will be coming out will work better for me. Plus the Audiovox will have a wireless fm modulator.