Sirius Stiletto 100 in the Wild (Photos + Video)

Monday, October 2, 2006 at 10:22 AM
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StilettoAn Engadget reader has sent in some pics of the Sirius Stiletto out in the wild. There's lots more photos on his Flickr page.

Apparently the live Sirius Satellite Radio signal is best done through the antenna-headphones rather than through the internal antenna.

If you've bought yourself a Stiletto and want to share your experience with the world, g'head and shoot me an email. I'd love to hear everyone's impression of Sirius' first live portable receiver. 

[Stiletto Photo Gallery via Engadget]

Also, here's a YouTube video showing the Stiletto's slick interface. I love the animations between screens, very nice.

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Ryan, just sent you a review of the Stiletto. It's definately better than the Inno.

Yeah, IS IT?

I am just curious if you can get NFL Network and some of the other talk radio stations via the new Wi-Fi Internet Radio.

Cause i would love to be able to catch all of the afternoon programing while at work

according to the review by john c. the unit only works with the bulky antenna head phones . i don't know how thats better , i use my inno indoors and outside with the little earbuds that came with it and it works great .

WARNING: Not to be used around XM fanboys. Side effects include hair loss and saying "go f*** yourself." to the fanboy.

I just got mine! It's a little bigger than It looked online, and it's kinda slow between channels, and I can't get wifi where I live or where i work, but other than that it ROCKS!

This is the equivalent of the "PS2 is better! No X-Box is better! No Game Cube is better!" argument.

Same shit, different asshole.

So let's hear about it. And I hope you at least own an Inno or have used an Inno to make the claim, and not just based on the feature list.

[It's a little bigger than It looked online, and it's kinda slow between channels, and I can't get wifi where I live or where i work]

In contrast, my Inno is smaller than I thought it was going to be, it's really fast switching from channel to channel, and I get a clear sat/repeater signal without the need for wi-fi where I live and work. I can even get a signal deep inside my office building.

LOL, icepik, do you like fudging the truth? I think you do. And yes, I've owned an Inno and the screen was so small it was like I could barely read it unless it was touching my face. I basically sold it within a day or two of using it. In WiFi, it takes about 3 seconds to switch channels (it has to buffer the WMP stream) but in Satellite takes less than 1.

>> according to the review by john c. the unit only works with the bulky antenna head phones .

Not true. One: It's not bulky, it's the same size as the Belkin antenna headphones, and even looks like it. Two: I used mine walking around with the earphones and work great as well.

>> I am just curious if you can get NFL Network and some of the other talk radio stations via the new Wi-Fi Internet Radio.

The NFL's contract lists that they can only stream their NFL games via Satellite, but I get the NFL talk on Sirius Internet Radio on my laptop.

As a Inno owner, I have to admit... WI-Fi/internet radio is pretty cool. A little clunky battery though.... it could flow a little better. Good piece of Equipment.... I hear it has great reception too. Good counter to the XM portables.

"according to the review by john c. the unit only works with the bulky antenna head phones".

According to me john c. is full of ****.

http://tinyurl.com/ln5ux

my bad , john c. said massive and dopey headphones not bulky . i also have a pair of xm antenna headphones and if they are the same then i think there bulky and am very happy i don't have to use them .

come on realwx! Im not a SIRUS hater (although I hate stern)...but I am a pround inno owner. "The INNO the screen was so small it was like I could barely read it?" come on dude....your an ass...then how on earth do you have a cell phone? The stiletto BETTER have a big ass screen on it. I mean look at that thing! You need frigin backpack straps to carry it around.

Oh and personal observation. I dont understand the wifi! If the goal of satalite radio is radio anywhere, then why not make the reception better then bother with wifi? How many people can benifit with this? People who work in an enviroment which is indoors, where they get no satilite signal, where they are allowed to listen to radio at work, have a wifi network, AND have a network admin whos nice enough to cough up a WEP key and maybe make some firewall exceptions! It might be a "cool" feature, but I just dont see the point. They should have just given you a home kit like the INNO.

Other than that I dont know about the reception issues. Ill wait for CNET and the other sites to make reviews before I'll comment on that. I do like the fact that SIRUS gives loads off accesory options though. Why is there no INNO boombox? Weak man!

to be fair mr. pantsfullofshit, i own a cell phone and i have to agree with realwx, the screen is smaller than other sat radios not to say skyfi3 will be a bigger and easier to read screen but the content on xm is just bleah i had to squint at the best buy to see what was playing.

Sorry, but even my younger cousin couldn't resist reading and posting.

Haha....I never said the screen was bigger ...i just said it was fine to read...anyway here is the specs....INNO scren size (diagonal) 1.7 in
....Stiletto screen size (diagonal) 2.2 in....so thats a half an inch bigger...you should get your eyes checked if you think that half an inch is going to make so much a difference...id rather have, lets say...a smaller casing, better reception, and well not have to walk around with dinner plates around your ears for the thing to work. Oh wait I already do have that product!

Haha....I never said the screen was bigger ...i just said it was fine to read...anyway here is the specs....INNO scren size (diagonal) 1.7 in
....Stiletto screen size (diagonal) 2.2 in....so thats a half an inch bigger...you should get your eyes checked if you think that half an inch is going to make so much a difference...id rather have, lets say...a smaller casing, better reception, and well not have to walk around with dinner plates around your ears for the thing to work. Oh wait I already do have that product!

[LOL, icepik, do you like fudging the truth? I think you do. And yes, I've owned an Inno and the screen was so small it was like I could barely read it unless it was touching my face. I basically sold it within a day or two of using it. In WiFi, it takes about 3 seconds to switch channels (it has to buffer the WMP stream) but in Satellite takes less than 1.]

Not at all. I'm absolutely telling the truth, even about listening deep within my building. I've even taken it into the bathroom to test the reception. The only places I get drop-outs is in the elevator and deep within the Port Authority Bus Terminal (oh, and the Lincoln Tunnel, but I do get reception for at least 100 yards into the tunnel before it craps out). You sold the Inno because you couldn't see the screen? Now who's fudging the truth. If you can't read the Inno's screen, then get some glasses ya tool.

NFL Radio is part of the SIR Streaming package for 2.99 a month above the regular monthly if memory serves. The NFL games themselves are not available via WiFi, but the Stiletto can use SIR if you subscribe to it. SIR also gives you 128kbit audio and a few additional channels.

--D

LOL, it never ends.

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