Aug 27

144927-xm_skydock_300Digital Daily reports that Sirius XM announced the launch of XM SkyDock. This is the first-ever radio dock for the iPhone and iPod touch. It will be available this Fall at a suggested price of $119 and uses the cigarette lighter to power the device and the iPod or iPhone.

Dubbed SkyDock, the $119.99 peripheral uses iPhone OS 3’s support for third-party hardware to transform Apple (AAPL) handsets into full-fledged satellite radios. Designed to run off a car’s cigarette power adapter, the SkyDock charges your iPhone while you listen to it and supports the ability to tag songs for download from iTunes. Better yet, it gives users access to all XM and “The Best of SIRIUS” channels, even those the company infamously excludes from its online feed, like Howard Stern, MLB Play-by-Play and NFL Play-by-Play.

skydock_front-portrait_ipod-132x300Sirius XM’s press release gives more details of this beautiful tool:

Listeners can also tag songs they hear on XM’s music channels for later purchase from the iTunes Store – including songs on XM’s 24/7 artist branded commercial-free channels such as Jimmy Buffett’s Radio Margaritaville, Elvis Radio, Eminem’s Shade 45, The Grateful Dead Channel, B.B. King’s Bluesville, Willie Nelson’s Willie’s Place, Siriusly Sinatra and Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Radio. Other features include game alerts and sports ticker, artist and song alerts as well as a stock ticker.

The XM SkyDock is compatible with all iPhone and iPod touch models and requires iPhone OS 3.0.

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One Response to “XM SkyDock Allows iPhone Users To Receive Live Radio”

  1. Darookan Says:

    Wait, $119 for a charger+musicplayer+car stand (that actually might damage your cigarrete outlet)? You guys (at Sirius MX, not iPhoneFreakz) must be kidding…

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