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New Boombox Incorporates Satellite Radio

XM Satellite Radio today announced the introduction of the Audiophase SKYBOX – the industry’s first integrated portable satellite radio boom box.

The SKYBOX is the first product to include an XM Satellite Radio receiver, AM/FM tuner and CD/MP3 player in a single device. The SKYBOX will be available to Best Buy customers this fall in time for the 2004 holiday season, with an expected MSRP of $199.00.

“Best Buy is thrilled to offer SKYBOX, an innovative way to listen to satellite radio,” said Best Buy’s Mike Manske, Business Team Leader of Mobile Electronics. “We are excited to once again bring a first-of-its-kind product to meet our customers’ evolving technology needs.”

SKYBOX features a full-feature CD player, MP3 playback capabilities, AM/FM tuner and a built-in XM Satellite Radio receiver with 30 channel presets for quick access to your favorite XM channels. In addition, SKYBOX includes a multi-purpose two-line name display listing the XM channel name and number, as well as the artist name and song title.

SKYBOX also has a memory feature that can remember the artist name and title of the song or programming for up to 15 entries. Subscribers can recall artist names and song titles at the touch of a button. Each SKYBOX comes equipped with a wireless remote.

“XM Satellite Radio is committed to providing consumers with the programming, products and features they want,” said XM Satellite Radio Senior Vice President of Product Marketing and Distribution Dan Murphy. “By combining XM’s state-of-the-art digital audio technology, a CD player, MP3 player and AM/FM tuner into one complete device, the SKYBOX offers the complete on-the-go audio experience.”

For more information, visit XM Satellite Radio.

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