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Hello;

I'm looking for recommendations for a Sirius or XM receiver that's easy to remove from its car dock when the driver leaves the car. This is for my wife who has arthritis; she finds the Starmates, for example, to be difficult to remove due to the force necessary to lift it up and out.

I've considered the XM Snap, but I know if she needs to detach the antenna wire, she's more likely to just leave the receiver in the car. (The XM Snap's control unit doesn't detach from the stalk, right?)

I've also considered the XM SkyDock, but would prefer to not have to purchase an iPhone or iPod Touch.

Thanks in advance.
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The problem you run into is that because of vibrations the unit needs a snug and secure fit in order for the electrical contacts to stay secure. In your car that may not be a problem but in a big rig it is so that's why they are so difficult to remove.

Is it possible to get an in dash radio so the unit doesn't need to be reomoved?
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The problem you run into is that because of vibrations the unit needs a snug and secure fit in order for the electrical contacts to stay secure. In your car that may not be a problem but in a big rig it is so that's why they are so difficult to remove.

Is it possible to get an in dash radio so the unit doesn't need to be reomoved?

I've considered that too, though it's quite a bit more expensive, especially given that my wife wants to retain a 6 CD changer capability.
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