Wearable XM radio and MP3 player receives live satellite radio and records up to 100 hours of XM programs and the “Best of SIRIUS,” record multiple channels simultaneously, auto-record, pause and replay
SIRIUS XM Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI) and Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. unveiled the new XMp3 wearable satellite radio and MP3 player today. The XMp3 is the lightest and most compact wearable live satellite radio and the first with simultaneous multi-channel recording capability. It also features a Programming Guide providing subscribers more ways than ever to discover and record their favorite content as well as the “Best of SIRIUS.” The XMp3 has a micro-SD card slot for additional MP3 storage and includes the XM2go Music Manager software for organizing content.
The XMp3 features the ability to record up to 10 hours of individual songs from its live music channels. Listeners can schedule up to five channels of recording simultaneously, allowing them to store up to 75 hours of sports, talk and commercial-free music programming. In addition, the XMp3 includes an auto-record feature that automatically stores up to 30 hours of listeners’ favorite content.
The XMp3 includes a DVR-like feature that automatically buffers the most recent 30 minutes of live programming so listeners can easily replay what they just heard. The radio allows the listener to pause, fast forward and rewind through the buffered content. Listeners will never miss a beat, sports play or news item again.
MP3 files can also be stored on the XMp3 radio and managed with the XM2go Music Manager software. With the XM2go Music Manager, listeners can easily organize their saved content plus their personal MP3 music collection on the XMp3. The XMp3 includes a slot for a micro-SD card that makes it possible for listeners to add and enjoy even more of their personal MP3 collection.
The XMp3 includes the first portable satellite radio Program Guide that displays broadcasts on each channel up to two weeks in advance. Also included is a Highlights feature which spotlights programming, hand-picked by deejays. Listeners can scroll through the Program Guide or use the Highlights feature to view upcoming broadcasts, select a program to learn more, schedule a recording or choose to be alerted about future broadcasts.
“The XMp3 features a number of firsts, including multi-channel recording that ensures you always have fresh music content, sports games and your favorite shows at your fingertips,” said Sean Gibbons, Vice President, Product Marketing for SIRIUS XM Radio. “XMp3 maximizes the entertainment experience, allowing listeners to discover new music and exclusive content. Another exciting benefit of this radio is that listeners can also expand their subscriptions to include ‘The Best of SIRIUS’ package. With the XMp3 radio, your audio entertainment never stops.”
“The Pioneer XMp3 is a must have for consumers who simply love audio entertainment. With XM’s endless music, sports and news programming coupled with MP3 playback, the XMp3 radio is the ideal entertainment product,” said Larry Rougas, vice president of marketing and product planning for the mobile business group of Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc.
The XMp3 is compact and lightweight at 3.1 ounces and features a large easy-to-read screen for use on the go or in the car, home or office.
Manufactured by Pioneer, the XMp3 is available for a suggested retail price of $279.99. The new XM2go Music Manager and a variety of new accessories are also available.
For more information about the XMp3, please visit www.xmradio.com/xmp3
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