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Everything You Need To Know About Portable Satellite Radio

May 13, 2008
Potable satellite radios are a category of satellite radios. Portable satellite radios are the pocket-sized radios that allows subscribers to listen to live broadcasts and to digital music from their personal collections. These radios can be used in-dash car radios, dedicated home-audio components, and as well as plug and play head units.

As the name says that the satellite radio is portable thus the size of the unit is very compact because of which it can be carried in the pocket of the user very easily. The kit of the portable satellite radio includes a hand-held receiver, rechargeable-integrated battery, complete home/car accessory kit, built-in antenna, headphones, remote control, belt clip/stand, and a case for carrying it. Also a device is available in the market which is combination of satellite radio and MP3.

The combination is an ultimate music machine because it allows the user to create and manage play lists which are customized according to user's own choice.

The capability of portable satellite radio is its ability to combine both personal digital music files and recorded XM Satellite Radio programming music files. The portable satellite radios are very small in size and very light in weight thus making them very comfortable to carry from one place to another.

Every satellite radio companies manufacture their own combinations. The storage capacity of the device is according to the model. There are models available in the markets which have storage capacity of about one gigahertz while others offer storage capacity of five hundred and twelve mega bytes that is around twenty five hours of music content.

Other feature of the portable satellite radio is its ability to alert the listener if a when favorites are being played on satellite. Also it can play MP3 and other files from listener's personal collection. This feature allows the user to listen to stored individual songs or entire blocks of satellite programming. By satellite programming it means that a variety of channels like classical, pop, channels for kids, news channels, sports channels, NASCAR radio, comedy channels, channels on talk and variety and entertainment radio can be selected and saved.

The channels play music of very famous and renowned musicians. The channels which are specific for children play music that keep children busy, happy and satisfied. The news channels transmit news headlines of the of the famous news channels television. But a problem encountered with these channels is that they are not commercial free.

The channels specific for sports feature channels like ESPN Radio, ESPN News, Fox Sports Radio and other sporting news. Some channels offer family oriented comedy and uncensored bits of comedy. The pack of all these channels keeps a listener busy for long periods of time.
About the Author
Kyle Newton has worked in the electronics field for the past 15 years. He enjoys helping people decide on electronic gadgets from telephones to XM Radio and choosing the perfect XM Satellite Radio system for their needs.
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