A Woot Classic Moment
We’re having so much fun
being lazy reading these old write-ups that we’ve decided to share them with you through the end of our 10th birthday month! Check out this refurb- uh, classic.
On The RoadyXT Again (October 2006)
Let’s face it: on a road trip, the radio sucks. If you’re lucky enough to find anything worth listening to – a heroic feat in itself, given the puny handful of stations available in most of the country – as soon as you get into the groove, you get out of range. After a couple hundred miles of playing pin-the-radio-on-the-station, the sheer aggravation is enough to make you switch the damn thing off in favor of the reliable rhythms of your windshield wipers.
Next time, bring along the Delphi RoadyXT XM Satellite Radio Receiver. It’s the smallest, lightest way to receive more than 150 channels of (relatively) commercial-free satellite radio from the XM network, and it’s pretty much ready to go. You just mount the RoadyXT on your dashboard, and it transmits to an empty frequency on your existing FM dial. No wires, no installation, no muss, no fuss.
Your purchase includes free activation (a $10 value), 3 months of free service (a $39 value), and the aforementioned $20 mail-in rebate, so it literally pays for itself. OK, not literally. It doesn’t spit out cash. But it seems like every baseball announcer and braying call-in propaganda jackass on the radio misuses the word “literally,” and we didn’t want to miss out on the fun.
If you’re wondering “Wait, what’s this XM nonsense?,” we’ll try to sum it up as well as space allows. 150 channels of music and talk…clear digital reception anywhere…news from CNN, BBC, Fox, and more…local weather and traffic channels for 21 metro areas…college and pro sports out the proverbial wazoo. XM’s music stations cover everything from opera to reggaeton to hair metal, from the ‘40s to today. If you happen to hear a tune you dig, you won’t have to wait for some DJ to tell you who you’re hearing – artist name and song title are right there on the high-contrast screen. And the TuneSelect feature will alert you when your favorite songs and artists are playing on another channel.
Surely, such a wondrous listening-box must be enormous, right? No, actually, that’s not right at all. It’s about the size of a pack of playing cards. You can’t play pinochle with the RoadyXT – but when was the last time you listened to Journey on a pack of playing cards?