Sirius Stiletto 100 - FOUND
The Sirius Stiletto 100 has been found. What you're seeing here is an enhanced picture taken from Crutchfield's catalog.
This is the first time that we get an actual look into what Sirius' first fully-portable satellite radio receiver form-factor will be (as well as debunk some of the rumors out there). I dig that they're sticking with the black/sleek look, similar to the S50. The "click-wheel" is just begging to have this device compared with the iPod, and the screen just looks HUGE (a big plus).
So, without further delay, here's a rundown of the Stiletto's features:
- True Portability. The Sirius Stiletto will have a built-in antenna that allows reception of Sirius' signal without the need for an external car-dock or home-dock.
- Antenna/headphones included. For supplemental reception, you get a Sirius antenna strapped to your noggin - included with the Stiletto.
- 100 hours of Storage. The Sirius Stiletto handles MP3/WMA, and allows you to intermingle Sirius content with your own digital music collection. The Stiletto supports Microsoft's PlaysForSure protocol.
- WiFi Capability. The interface (pictured to your right) looks very similar to the Zing interface as SBS points out. I'd it's not too far of a guess to say that the Stiletto is using the Zing's WiFi technology - allowing you to stream Sirius online when you're in a hotspot.
- Battery Life. Two batteries are included with the packaging. One standard, and one extended life, which offers 4 hours of live SIRIUS reception, 14 hours of WiFi reception, and 22 hours of stored playback time. (The wording is a little fuzzy here - are these numbers from the standard battery? extended battery? or both?)
- Cost. The Sirius Stiletto will MSRP for $399.99.
[via Sirius Backstage]
UPDATE: Crutchfield has confirmed that the Stiletto will be on their website on September 1st and will be in stock in late September. Rumor has it that Circuit City and Best Buy are getting some units this month.