Sirius has unveiled its first wearable (sorta) satellite radio! The Sirius S50 lets you capture and store up to 50 hours of Sirius Satellite Radio content (get it? Sirius + 50 Hours = S50), or a mix of SIRIUS programming with MP3/WMA files, enabling listening on the go.
The Sirius S50 measures just 1.9 by 3.9 inches and 0.7 inches thick
(UPDATE: check out more photos of the Sirius S50
here) and includes a full color display
, sleek black exterior and voice-assisted channel navigation.
When attached to a home dock, car dock or executive docking station, the Sirius S50 provides easy access to live content, and captures and stores both scheduled and unscheduled SIRIUS programming. This feature allows users to listen to SIRIUS Satellite Radio content anywhere.
The Sirius S50 stores content in a variety of formats for listening on the go using:
- My SIRIUS Channels - this feature automatically gathers and refreshes sets of programming from the user's three most-listened-to channels.
- My SIRIUS Songs - allows the user to save favorite songs or talk shows with the press of a button.
- Scheduled Record - set the radio to capture favorite shows on a one time or recurring basis.
- My Playlists - supplement SIRIUS content with their own MP3/WMA library when attached through the home dock to a PC. The PC application also allows users to synch channel and image updates automatically through SIRIUS' website.
The car and home kits utilize a rotary "SIRIUS Media Dial," which provides quick and easy access to content. Listeners can turn the knob to find their favorite SIRIUS channel, tilt to pause, rewind, fast-forward or save a favorite song or show. In addition, voice-assisted navigation tells the user what channel they've selected, eliminating the need for the user to take their eyes off the road while driving.
The S50 also includes 30 channel presets; a jump button for one-touch tuning to traffic and weather reports or to a favorite SIRIUS channel; a sports ticker that flashes personalized sports scores; and a "Game Alert" feature which prompts when the user's favorite NFL, NHL, NBA, or other sports teams are playing on SIRIUS.