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SIRIUS Stiletto: NO Bluetooth and NO Pre-orders

SIRIUS Stiletto: NO Bluetooth and NO Pre-orders

Wired got our hopes up by mentioning the inclusion of Bluetooth on the Stiletto, which turned out to be wrong. Then Sean of TSS-Radio informed me that SIRIUS had asked him to take down the first ever video showing off the Stiletto. At that point, I sensed something terrible was about to happen. A day later, TSS-Radio and Crutchfield yanked the pre-order page off their site. It would be nice if it turned out to be a production issue, but we’re not that lucky. The word on the street is the FCC may have something to do with this recent turn of events. We take it for granted when the nice folks at the FCC approves this or that gadget, until that one day where a the Stiletto gadget we all longed for gets rejected for whatever reason. Lets hope this isn’t the case.

SIRIUS Stiletto Has Bluetooth?

SIRIUS Stiletto Has Bluetooth?

UPDATE 9/6/2006: SIRIUS Stiletto SL100PK1: First Ever Video!

Oh my god, say it’s true! Wired mentioned in passing that the SIRIUS Stiletto "packs Bluetooth!" Just when I thought this sick portable satellite radio couldn’t get any better. I’m preparing pink slips for all of my iPods in anticipation for the new arrival!

Aside from Wi-Fi and a satellite reciever, the slim Stiletto 100 packs Bluetooth, meaning that might let users link to other Stiletto users without draining much power -- unlike the MusicGremlin and (apparently) the Microsoft Zune, which use power-hungry ad-hoc Wi-Fi connections.

So why am I so excited about having Bluetooth as an option on the Stiletto? Music sharing and file transferring to and between laptops and pc, Advance Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP) allows streaming music wirelessly via BT to a compatible headset, and it’s not a power hog unlike WiFi.


Finally, a Sirius IPod Threat [Wired News, via Orbitcast]

Stiletto and Soloist – two peas in a pod

Stiletto and Soloist – two peas in a pod

UPDATE 08/31/2006: Our buddies at TSS-Radio just informed me that the Soloist retails for $149.

Behold the first ever-real life shot of the Stiletto! It’s cradling on top of the Soloist; featuring NXT’s flat speaker technology. This is one accessory definitely worth purchasing to go with the new Stiletto! The Soloist will come with three cradles, one for the Sportster 4, one for the iPod and the last is for the Stiletto (maybe). If only the Soloist allowed for the iPod and Stiletto to dock side by side; now that’s impressive!

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SIRIUS Stiletto Hi-Res Pics and Product Sheet!

SIRIUS Stiletto Hi-Res Pics and Product Sheet!

You've heard enough of my rants and rave about the soon to release SIRIUS Stiletto. Up until now, we have nothing more than blurry images to drool over. Blurry no more, thanks to SSG for the high-resolution image of the SIRIUS Stiletto and GSI for the official reseller sheet with information about the two Stiletto models (100 and 10), the Starmate4 and Stratus receivers.

Just a quick recap, the new Stiletto 100 and 10 will ship in September and October, respectively. Both models offer the same touch-sensitive wheel, easy-to-read color display screen, 100 hours of MP3 and WMA files for the Stiletto 100, WiFi, two lithium-ion batteries, one large and a slimmer version. The full-size battery allows four hours of live satellite radio listening and up to 20 hours of pre-stored-content listening, while the slim battery has only half the listening time. Damn, that was a mouthful. Any questions?

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SIRIUS Official Announcement of Stiletto 100 and 10

SIRIUS Official Announcement of Stiletto 100 and 10

The new Stiletto 100 and 10 will ship in September and October, respectively. These two portable players are capable of playing live Sirius broadcasts. Both models offer the same touch-sensitive wheel that’s located below the large, easy-to-read color display screen. The Stiletto 100 storage has the capacity to how up to 100 hours of MP3 and WMA files. It features WiFi, includes a unique antenna headphone for improving signal quality. Other accessory includes two lithium-ion batteries, one large and a slimmer version. The full-size battery allows four hours of live satellite radio listening and up to 20 hours of pre-stored-content listening, while the slim battery has only half the listening time. Also included in the package is the AC charger, earbuds, and a PC cable.

The Stiletto 10 will only have 10 hours of storage and doesn’t have WiFi – priced at $249.

Here Comes the Sirius Stiletto 100 Fully-Portable Satellite Radio Receiver

Here Comes the Sirius Stiletto 100 Fully-Portable Satellite Radio Receiver

UPDATE 08/28/2006: Added hi-res image and retail product sheet, thanks to SSG for the high-resolution image of the SIRIUS Stiletto and GSI.
Oh boy – I’m getting chills down my neck as I eagerly write about the Sirius Stiletto 100. I confess that when Howard Stern moved to Sirius, I was one of the many millions that subscribed. I’ve been waiting months on in for a portable solution from Sirius. Howard and Bubba the Love Sponge (Howard 100 and 101) my dear friends, I’ll have you everywhere I go – in my car, my office, airport and yes even while I’m on the toilet.

The Sirius Stiletto 100 is a serious portable device with a bigger screen and an easy-to-use click wheel (similar to that of the iPod). Other cool features include up to 100 hours of music (MP3/WMAs), audio via WiFi connectivity. There are two batteries 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. Yes it does sound confusing right now, but things should be cleared up closer to launch – I hope.

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