If you are a current owner of a satellite radio then you might be thinking of all the satellite radio accessories that are out there you could buy. These satellite radio accessories include an indoor/outdoor antenna, remote controls that have clear LED screens that tell the name of the song playing, car kits installations and home distribution kits.
You have to decide whether some of these accessories are worth your time and money. For example, the average satellite radio accessories remote control costs about $18, as of Dec of 2009. Now do you really need a remote control for your radio? If you do then buy it, but if your not sure then don't waste your time or money.
If you are having reception problems and think you need a outdoor/indoor antenna, then you probably do and there a lot of options out there on the market. These are great investments because you must have the antenna on the south side of your house for good reception. Most of the times you will not need to mount the antenna on the outside of the house, because like mine, the reception will come through the wall as long as it is on the south side wall. Weather proof indoor/outdoor antennas cost on average $40 to $80 dollars. If you're spending more than this, then you need to shop around and find a better deal.
The accessories everyone should have that are the docking stations that allow you to connect your receiver into either your car or home stereo system. Just hook up the docking station per instructions to your car or home stereo and you can listen through those speakers to your favorite channels. You can also buy the docking station that includes the speakers with it. This is nice because it is a very portable satellite radio system, which has superb sound quality. These can cost anywhere from $30 to $90 dollars.
The great thing about docking stations are that they allow you to have a portable satellite radio system that you can listen to quality digital commercial free music or talk radio where ever you go, not just listen to them through headphones. This is a must have for anyone wanting to maximize their listening time with a radio subscription.
The best satellite radio receivers that come out onto the market today have a lot of the greatest features with them or built into them. But, the docking station is still a must have number one accessory that any XM or Sirius owner absolutely needs.