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XM SkyDock Receives Design and Engineering Award From Consumer Electronics Association

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SIRIUS XM Radio  today announced that its XM SkyDock, the first satellite radio controlled by an iPod touch or iPhone, has been named as an Innovations 2010 Design and Engineering Award honoree by the Consumer Electronics Association. XM SkyDock was awarded one of the highest scores in the In-Vehicle Audio product category and honored as the 2010 Best of Innovations Honoree in that category. XM SkyDock has also been selected as an honoree in the In-Vehicle Accessories product category.

“SIRIUS XM Radio is honored that XM SkyDock is the 2010 Best of Innovations Honoree in the In-Vehicle Audio category,” said Sean Gibbons, Vice President, Product Marketing, After Market Division, SIRIUS XM Radio. “SIRIUS XM continues to be recognized as a leader in developing innovative products that allow subscribers to conveniently access our great programming, providing the richest and most compelling entertainment listening experience available today.”

Designed for easy use through the existing vehicle audio system, XM SkyDock delivers live satellite radio controlled by an iPod touch or iPhone. XM SkyDock has a built-in XM tuner allowing subscribers to enjoy all XM programming, including the “Best of SIRIUS” anywhere they drive. XM SkyDock will also charge iPod touch and iPhone devices while listening to live satellite radio.

The required XM SkyDock App utilizes the iPod touch and iPhone Multi-Touch user interface to let subscribers easily control their satellite radio listening experience. Users can download the XM SkyDock App for free from the App Store on their iPod touch or iPhone or at www.itunes.com/appstore.

Additionally, XM SkyDock comes with SIRIUS XM’s PowerConnect(TM) technology, which simplifies vehicle installation, allowing SkyDock to play through the existing vehicle audio system and makes it easy to move from vehicle to vehicle. An Aux In Cable is a standard in-box accessory to facilitate Aux In connections in vehicles with Aux In capability.

XM SkyDock is compatible with iPod touch (1st and 2nd generation), iPhone, iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS. All models require iPhone OS 3.0 or later.

XM SkyDock is now available at retail locations and online stores nationwide, including the Apple Store, www.apple.com, Best Buy, www.bestbuy.com, www.crutchfield.com, RadioShack and www.xmradio.com/skydock, as well as independent retailers from coast to coast, at an MSRP of $119.99.

XM SkyDock will be displayed at the 2010 International CES, which runs January 7-10, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Innovations Design and Engineering Showcase will feature honorees by product category in the Grand Lobby of the Las Vegas Convention Center and will also be featured at CES Unveiled: The Official Press Event of the International CES on Tuesday, January 5.

The Innovations Design and Engineering Awards have been recognizing achievements in product design and engineering since 1976. It is sponsored by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)(R), and endorsed by the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA).

To view the interactive demo and to learn more about XM SkyDock, please visit www.xmradio.com/skydock.

This is great news for Sirius XM Radio, they have one really great product on their hands. With this news and all of the positive feedback SkyDock has received things seem to be going well for Sirius XM. This news should no doubt increase holiday sales.