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radio is cool again

Last weekend, I had the chance to play around with my buddy's ReRad. It's this cool little device that's sort of like a cross between an iPod and TiVo.

You set it up with the satellite radio in your car (or wherever, I guess) and it records stuff. Music, news, weather, talk shows... Anything that the signal on your satellite receiver will pick up. Then you can play those recordings back whenever you want.

But here's the best part: it's got a hard drive with tons of storage and USB connectivity. So you can transfer all your recordings to your computer. Then you can take them and transfer them to other devices or just move them to storage. Plus, you can take those recordings and share them with your friends.

So if you heard something funny on Opie and Anthony, you don't have to wait until all your friends are in the car with you to show them, you can just send them an email with the file and all the humory goodness.

My buddy has his set up so that he can listen to music or the water and traffic reports and record stuff on one of the comedy stations at the same time. Then he can download those comedy shows to his computer and saves them up for when he's traveling. (He spends a lot of time on airplanes.)

So if you've got satellite radio, think about getting a ReRad. I think it easily doubles the value of your subscription.

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