In the upcoming 11/14 copy of Forbes Magazine, Bruce Upbin writes:
“I’m sick of the songs on my iPod, even my Glenn Gould and Johnny Cash albums. But it would be absurd to refill my 10-gigabyte iPod at the iTunes Music Store, as it would cost me $2,000, not to mention hours spent figuring out what’s worth owning. Better idea:Pay $5 to $10 a month for a subscription service from Yahoo, Rhapsody or Napster that recommends music and loads up my player for far less, as long as I keep paying for the service.
Best idea:Give the iPod away and get Sirius Satellite Radio’s slick new S50 for $360. For $13 a month I get sports, talk and news, plus 65 commercial-free music stations programmed by people way more knowledgeable about music than I am.”
Crutchfield is offering the S50 for $279.99 with $50 mail-in rebate and free shipping in many cases. I don’t get anything from it, but it’s a pretty good deal. I’ve ordered one and will post more thoughts here when it arrives. I hope it supports PlaysforSure so I can get subscription music AND satellite radio in one.