XM SkyDock: Great, but missing one important feature Review

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Great, but missing one important feature
Bought one today and installation was very easy and quick. Audio quality is really good through FM transmitter (best I have heard yet) and near perfect through AUX jack to car audio system. The XM radio interface is great and very easy to use. I am disappointed that it does not allow me to answer a phone call and hear the caller through my car's audio system and talk handsfree. It does stop the XM radio music when a call comes in and rings through the car audio. I like that because I don't miss a call when listening to music because I didn't hear it ring; however it does not play the phone call audio through the car audio system, so I have to remove the phone from the SkyDock to talk to someone that calls. Definately not convenient and very cumbersome. If this issue could be fixed (probably a software oversight that can be fixed by an update to the software) the SkyDock would be perfect for me.
KGR1 on Nov 3, 2009 for XM SkyDock
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Sirius users avoid!
This seems like a cool product. Howerver, if you use Sirius and not XM then this will not work for you. Even though they merged Sirius told me I would have to call XM to activate the dock. I would also not be recieving my multiple radio discount. Once again a way for this company to nickel and dime there loyal customers.
ElHason on Nov 3, 2009 for XM SkyDock
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Works great!!
I love the way you can integrate your iPhone with the Skydock!! Perfect match.
Pirrica on Nov 2, 2009 for XM SkyDock
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Tony D.. on Nov 2, 2009 for XM SkyDock
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XM/Sirius.... but not for Sirius?!
WOW, thanks Sirius, a device that only works with XM... just genius! What can your loyal Sirus subscribers look forward too?? What I love about this company is how clear the marketing strategy is... I should cancel my Sirius and stick with Pandora like the rest of the world, until you guys can figure out how to live in the modern age. No matter how good this app and hardware is, it's useless to me.
aajw on Nov 2, 2009 for XM SkyDock
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XM Skydock is the Real Deal
I bought a skydock for my wife as a suprise since she has an iphone and is totally tired of regular radio. I found it very easy and quick to install - and I'm slow at everything! My wife didn't know about the product, so it was cool that when I revealed it installed in her car, she was pleasantly shocked to find that it was her iphone that would control the radio, and that it would charge her iphone as she drove, and that she could play other music through the built-in fm broadcaster (like her itunes music, pandora, whatever). The app itself is very well designed and slick to use like everything else on the iphone. I installed the dock on a 2005 Toyota Corolla, and using a credit card was easily able to tuck the cord (for the magnetic receiver that goes on the roof) underneath the weather strip that's just above the top and then around to the side of the front windshield. Then I ran it inside the car, down the side of the dash, and underneath the passenger foot rug and into the skydock that's plugged into the power port of the car so that it doesn't affect the clean look of the car. My only small gripe would be that the cord was of a length that I had to place the magnet on the roof favoring the passenger side. When I placed it in the middle, I did not have enough cord to run the perfect path I described above. The nice thing about it, though, is that I didn't have a ton of extra cord to figure out what to do with :-) Sound quality is just as good if not better than my xm radio in my other vehicle (by the way, XM gives a discount on your package if you have two radios). I have heard no satellite radio that produces CD quality sound, (I have a picky ear) so you do have to deal with some hissing S sounds, especially on the talk radio. No doubt the audio is heavily compressed to make sure throughput is not an issue, and in that respect, reception is great on both my satrads. We deal with very little buffering ever. I guess for many like me, the great content of XM (we have the family friendly version of XM Everything - having CNBC and CNN on the road is so cool! - don't forget you can save a buck on your subscription if you go family friendly - it just strips out a few stations that clean ears would never listen to anyway) overshaddows the compromise in sound quality because if you're looking for pristine sound quality, you might want to get out of the car. (I have to confess, though, that I keep hoping that someday XM ramps up the bit rate of their broadcast, but my wife and I are very happy as-is even if they don't). I whole-heartedly recommend the app and SkyDock and XM!
I can't believe my husband got me an iphone on Nov 2, 2009 for XM SkyDock
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