My new favorite gadget!
First of all, the size of this radio is perfect for me. I use it at the gym and while running. It transitions to my car perfectly. I drive a small sports car, so room on the dash board is at a premium. With the car kit, I can attach it to an air vent, leaving the rest of my dash board available.
The functionality is a little more difficult than I am used to, but that's because I haven't had a different Sirius radio in over three years. After reading the manual and messing with the buttons on my own, I'm getting the hang of it. I really love how when you change channels, a voice tells you which channel it is on. That is perfect for when I'm driving and can't keep my eyes on the radio. The display is so slick, I love the colors and logos. The option to change the display colors, etc. is a really nice addition.
I haven't used the radio indoors yet and I probably won't connect it via WiFi because I mainly bought the radio for use in my car. If that's what you're going to use it for, this is perfect! I highly suggest buying the car kit to go along with it. I even installed it myself with very little difficulty.
I had read that the FM transmitter wasn't very strong, but I haven't had a problem with that yet. You can easily choose a different FM station to transmit to through the options menu. Again, the car kit comes with extra FM antenna, so even if there was a problem with the transmitter, it's taken care of.
Lastly, this little radio is so cute! I know that's not a big deal to a lot of people, but I just love looking at the thing. The functionality is the best part, of course, but the looks are just the icing on the cake. It's a little bulkier with the battery, but it still fits neatly into my purse without adding a lot of weight.
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After trying several different styles of XM and Sirius Radios, this is our unit of choice.
The colored screen is very brightly backlit and easy to view thru visors or glasses and this is important to us as ours is mounted on a Goldwing Gl1800.
All functions can be done easily and only require one touch to activate controls ranging from channel selection to my favorite function on this radio, the instant record.
Once a song plays and you decide you would like a copy for future enjoyment, you simply press the record button and it will save the entire song even if you have been listening for several minutes.
This button can also be used as a Favorites button when you are listening to pre-recorded stations which is another favorite function.
With the SL100, it automatically records the top 3 stations you listen to. Up to a full day's worth of music for each one and when you are in an area with o reception or you choose to have more control over what you are listening to, you simply play back your choice of stations. You can fast forward, pause, rewind and of course, save specific songs that are added to you favorites play list.
This radio also allows you to add your own mp3 files, create play lists for whatever mood you are in and you will never run out of music to listen to even if you were to stay indoors with no signal for a week.
For me personally, the shape, size and ease of use, make this the best choice in a satellite radio and especially if you are using on a motorcycle like I do.
I do wish there were 3rd party accessories such as water proof covers and the like but, it works well for us and this makes my second
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Sirius Stiletto SL 100
I've tried the Stiletto 2 and find that Stiletto 100 to be the better radio. I drive all day at work and the SL 100 clearly recieves a better signal in the car using the car kit. I tried the stiletto 2 with two different radios and the satelitte signal in the car using the car kit was in & out. I went back to the stiletto 100 just for that reason. The stiletto 2 radio is smaller & wifi is better, so if you need a radio for the home or office without access to an antenna the stiletto 2 is for you. The color LCD screen is nicer on the stiletto 100 and if you use your radio in the car than the SL 100 is the portable for you.
20 of 20 people found this review helpful.
Stiletto SL100 Satellite Radio
This is my second Sirius Stilleto. My first one is the reason for buying the second radio. This radio installed with the car kit works flaulessly, no static while traveling, both of my cars are equiped with auxilary iputs, so no need for an FM modulator. When out walking or riding my bike I use the antenna headphones and the radio works just as good. The battery life could be a little longer, but that is not enough for me to give this radio a bad review. Would definately recommend to friends and family without hesitation.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Stiletto does everything I could want.
I purchased the Sirius Stiletto because I do a great deal of traveling across the wide open areas if Wyoming and there is often limited to no radio available. I just got back from my first trip with Sirius and have to say I was shocked. I had radio coverage in areas I did not imagine possible. The choice is great. I would recommend if you have children around some channels be blocked, but really is an amazing service. I also strongly recommend having the unit hard wired rather than using the built in FM transmitter. Not overly pleased by the battery length, and I have both a standard battery and long life, but that only becomes an issue when not plugged into power in my car. All in all, I have to say I am more than pleased with this purchase.
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