Now, for those of you that are unaware of this fact, the Pioneer Inno is a second-generation XM2go radio receiver model to be used with the XM satellite radio service in USA.
Besides looking like an ordinary MP3 player, Inno has some specific abilities, such as recording individual songs from the XM service. It comes packed with 1GB memory storage, just enough to store a couple of favorite music files. However, there is no mention regarding a possible memory expansion.
You might actually want to buy two devices in a single one, since the manufacturers claim that this is the first device to combine a live portable satellite radio with an MP3 player. It features a built-in wireless FM transmitter and, for those people who like reading books, the device comes compliant with several audio books that are available online.
But, besides MM3 format reading capabilities, the player supports one touch recording in WAV formats and up to 50 hours storage of XM recordings, which is quite decent.
In addition to that, a supplied software package enables the user to purchase the music from the online services for direct decoding and playback on the Inno device. There is also an additional bookmarking feature integrated in it, which allows purchasing tracks on the go. It's a good think they though about offering home dock as a bonus when purchasing the system, as its price tag around 200 bucks might actually sound spicy for 1GB radio mp3 player.
As for the design, it's a chic one. Its touch pad resembles Motorola RAZR's, while the unit has a full color 180 x 180 TFT display. The size is not bad either, it measures 3.7 x 2.2 x 0.6 inches, just enough to hide it in the pocket of your fishing pants.