Delphi XM SKYFi2
Dashboard mounted satellite radio unit with 30 preset channel ability and stock ticker display
Would highly recommend this product to commuters
I actually got this as a belated Valentine's gift (and, yes, the gift is romantic in its very own, very personal way). But, back to the product. Let me start by saying that I love XM. Other than the tuning of the car radio to 107.5 to pick up the XM signal, I don't think I'll ever use FM radio in my local market. There's no good music! Using the SKYFi, I start my commute with Channel 230, which is a continously read traffic report, and once I hear the commute conditions, I switch to 82, The System, or Chrome on 83, and driving to work feels like a party. I don't mind the commute as much anymore thanks to my SKYFi. For that reason alone, it's worth the cost.
ProductGuide Editor Reviews
Solid, but Limited Product
The XM service overall is quite good and well thought out, although several of us here at ProductGuide don't think that this particular receiver is as well thought out. The first thing one notices is the iPod-like wheel device that is the "tuner" (channel changer). The first thing one is tempted to do is to run one's finger across it as if it's an iPod. But it's not. The wheel has a rubber outer coating and must be turned like a big, clunky knob. In that regard, it would have been better, if less fancy, if they had just used a regular knob instead of the faux wheel.
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