The next step in the evolution of Satellite Radio/MP3 players is the latest portable being pushed by XM Radio. [Practically the same player is actually being sold by Pioneer as well (it’s called the Inno).] The Helix gives you access to 170 channels of XM Radio, *plus* a GB of storage space that can be used to store MP3s and WMAs, *and* record live XM radio for playback at a later time. 1 GB of storage translates into roughly 50 hours of play time, which is pretty considerable. This is all featured in a lightweight palm-sized unit with a 180×180 full-color TFT screen. If XM could figure out how to match the price of iPods on a byte by byte basis, then they could have an iPod-killer on their hands. Until then, it’s a Nano-sized player with the huge feature of being able to play XM radio.
- Compatibility: XM satellite radio; MP3/WMA music files
- Memory: Flash memory for up to 50 hours of recorded XM programming
- Display: Color display screen
- Transmitter: Built-in, wireless FM transmitter beams XM to any FM radio
- Headphone jack: Yes
- Weight: 4.5 ounces
- Dimensions: 3.7 x 2.2 x 0.6 inches (H x W x D)
- In the box: Helix XM2go Receiver, headphones, belt clip and all of the accessories needed for portable and home use
More Details on the Samsung YX-M1Z Helix XM2go Portable Satellite Radio/MP3 Player
(Please note prices are subject to change and the listed price is correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of posting)
How do you down load mp3 songs on the Helix. I hooked the USB to my desktop and nothing or no program pops up to follow. There has to be a way to down load music. Thanks, Bill
Bill – I’d just check out the manual. I’ll bet there’s a piece of software that you need to install to sync MP3s over to it.
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