Sirius's Stiletto radio

I've been an XM satellite radio fan for awhile--and any satellite service that lets me listen to Red Sox games in California is, most likely, the one I'll shell out bucks for. But Sirius's US$349 Stiletto 100, rumored for months but officially unveiled here at DEMO, looks awfully neat.

This is the first Sirius radio that lets you listen while walking around--XM models that do that have been shipping since early 2005--and it's reasonably pocketable, with a large color screen, a slick interface, and 100 hours of capacity for recorded content or your own MP3s. And since satellite reception can be dicey indoors, it also has built-in Wi-Fi that lets you listen to some (though not all) Sirius stations wherever you can get on a wireless network.

All in all, it makes my XM MyFi, which I've owned for less than two years (and still use and like nearly every day), look a little like a bloated and clunky 1950s car by comparison. (Although I'm still grateful that the MyFi came with everything I needed to use it at home and in the car--as with more recent XM portables, the Stiletto unbundles those docking stations and cables into optional kits, which run $70 apiece.)

The Stiletto's software and some of its back-end infrastructure were designed by a company called Zing. Here at DEMO, it's been letting attendees sneak a peek at a little Wi-Fi-only radio/player that looks slick, too. It's a reference design which the company says will become a commercial product, sold by a yet-to-be-announced manufacturer, next year.

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.
Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

Harry McCracken

PC World
Show Comments

Cool Tech

Toys for Boys

Family Friendly

Stocking Stuffer

SmartLens - Clip on Phone Camera Lens Set of 3

Learn more >

Christmas Gift Guide

Click for more ›

Brand Post

Most Popular Reviews

Latest Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Michael Hargreaves

Microsoft Office 365/Dell XPS 15 2-in-1

I’d recommend a Dell XPS 15 2-in-1 and the new Windows 10 to anyone who needs to get serious work done (before you kick back on your couch with your favourite Netflix show.)

Maryellen Rose George

Brother PT-P750W

It’s useful for office tasks as well as pragmatic labelling of equipment and storage – just don’t get too excited and label everything in sight!

Cathy Giles

Brother MFC-L8900CDW

The Brother MFC-L8900CDW is an absolute stand out. I struggle to fault it.

Luke Hill

MSI GT75 TITAN

I need power and lots of it. As a Front End Web developer anything less just won’t cut it which is why the MSI GT75 is an outstanding laptop for me. It’s a sleek and futuristic looking, high quality, beast that has a touch of sci-fi flare about it.

Emily Tyson

MSI GE63 Raider

If you’re looking to invest in your next work horse laptop for work or home use, you can’t go wrong with the MSI GE63.

Laura Johnston

MSI GS65 Stealth Thin

If you can afford the price tag, it is well worth the money. It out performs any other laptop I have tried for gaming, and the transportable design and incredible display also make it ideal for work.

Featured Content

Product Launch Showcase

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?