The "SIRIUS Everything plus XM Everything" package will be available at a monthly cost of $19.99, which is a savings on the cost of paying two monthly subscriptions for both services. With an MSRP of $249.99, MiRGE is scheduled to be available in early spring 2009 at shop.sirius.com and shop.xmradio.com.
"MiRGE is the first interoperable radio designed to receive 100% of SIRIUS' and XM's dynamic programming and is a major advancement in satellite radio technology," said Jim Meyer, President, Operations and Sales, SIRIUS XM Radio. "SIRIUS XM Radio delivers more value than ever - enabling subscribers to hear everything available without the need to buy multiple radios and pay two monthly subscriptions."
The MiRGE can:
-- Effortlessly switch between SIRIUS and XM at the touch of a button
-- Display channel information on a large, customizable color screen
-- Display a real-time programming guide - view the current channel plus
three other channels at the same time
-- Pause, rewind and replay up to 60 minutes of live SIRIUS or XM
-- Surf channels on the fly using the large rotary tuning knob
-- Alert listeners to favorite artists and songs that are playing on
another channel of the active service with TuneSelect
-- Track the latest scores and update on stock while listening to live
SIRIUS XM programming
-- Save 10 favorite SIRIUS and XM channels for fast access
-- Lock and unlock channels individually or lock all explicit content
channels on both services with easy to use parental controls
MiRGE includes an interoperable vehicle antenna, vehicle dock, vehicle power adapter, cassette adapter, aux in cable, vent and adhesive mount for easy vehicle installations and remote control. The radio is compact and lightweight and can easily be moved from the car to the home, office, or in between with optional accessories that include the MiRGE Home Kit, the MiRGE Sound System, and the MiRGE Compact Sound System.
MiRGE measures 4.5" x 2.5" x .78" and is just 4.7 ounces.