SiriusXM SXi1 Lynx Wi-Fi Enabled Portable Radio Kit
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- Subscription sold separately by SiriusXM
- Listen to SiriusXM Internet Radio anywhere there's Wi-Fi Or enjoy the coast to coast coverage of Satellite Radio using accessory home and vehicle docking kits
- Enjoy new SiriusXM Xtra Channels-20+ channels of additional music, sports, entertainment and SiriusXM Latino, a collection of 12 Spanish language channels
- Pause, rewind and replay what you're listening to on live SiriusXM Satellite and Internet Radio, using the Replay feature
- Easily access every powerful, flexible feature using the high-definition, touch-screen display
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- Size (LWH): 4.4 inches, 0.44 inches, 2.5 inches
The Lynx Portable Radio delivers SiriusXM Internet Radio via Wi-Fi, or SiriusXM Satellite Radio when connected to an optional docking kit. In addition to the unparalleled content we're known for, you'll get SiriusXM Xtra Channels, including 12 dedicated Latin channels. Listen to what you want, on your own schedule with the Start Now feature. Access up to 200 hours of your favorite content, automatically recorded with Radio Replays. A multi-touch, high-resolution screen makes Lynx easy to use, and you can pause, rewind and replay live SiriusXM radio. In short, it's the ultimate listening experience, with the ultimate control.
From the Manufacturer
The SXi1 Lynx Wi-Fi Enabled Portable Radio Kit delivers live SiriusXM Internet Radio via Wi-Fi, or live SiriusXM Satellite Radio when connected to an optional home kit, vehicle kit or portable speaker dock. In addition to the unparalleled variety of channels we're known for, you'll get SiriusXM Xtra Channels, including 12+ dedicated Latin music, sports & talk channels. Features like Start Now enable you to listen to what you want, on your own schedule. You can find out what's on, and when, with the exclusive Show Finder feature. A multi-touch, high-resolution screen makes Lynx easy to use, and you can pause, rewind and replay live SiriusXM radio. In short, it's the ultimate listening experience, with the ultimate control.
Feature-Filled, Wi-Fi-Enabled Radio
The SiriusXM Lynx Portable Radio offers much more than traditional radio receivers. In addition to the regular SiriusXM lineup, enjoy new Xtra channels of more music, more sports, more entertainment, and SiriusXM Latino - a collection of channels dedicated to Spanish language programming. Equipped with Wi-Fi capability, the Lynx connects easily with wireless hotspots. In addition, it is capable of streaming audio through Bluetooth-enabled speakers and other devices. When connected to an optional home kit, vehicle kit, or portable speaker dock, the Lynx radio can receive over 150 channels of SiriusXM Satellite Radio, including the new Xtra channels. Pair the Lynx with a SiriusXM subscription plan that best suits you and start enjoying all your favorite music, talk, and entertainment at the touch of a button.
- Pause, Rewind and Replay live SiriusXM Radio.
- Get a complete list of what's on and where you can find it with Show Finder™.
- Store up to 25 of your favorite channels for easy, one-touch tuning.
- Use the Featured Favorites to discover new SiriusXM channels.*
- Stream to your Bluetooth® stereo speakers, headphones, vehicle stereo, or the LH1 Home Kit.
- Control your listening experience easily using the multi-touch display.
- Using the new Spectrum Tuning mode, you can quickly tune to any channel.
- Channel List Tuning mode lets you see select a channel.
- Custom sort and filter options allows you to customize your channel tuning experience.
- Use the Direct Tune keypad to enter a channel number and tune immediately to your desired channel.
- Bring your personal music library with you - Lynx is microSDHC ready.
- Parental Controls lets you lock mature content channels you do not want others to access without your permission.
- Built-in Application Tour explains all the key functions of the application to help you get started.
- Share your SiriusXM entertainment with others using the built-in speaker.
- Enjoy hours of your favorite entertainment on a single battery charge.
Lynx SiriusXM Internet Radio Features
- Enjoy SiriusXM Internet Radio via an accessible Wi-Fi network, at home, the office, or hotspot (SiriusXM Internet Radio subscription required and sold separately).
- Listen to your favorite programming on your schedule using Start Now.
- View album art and read artists' bios (when available).
Lynx SiriusXM Satellite Radio Features
- Enjoy SiriusXM Satellite Radio using Lynx with an optional LV1 Vehicle Kit, LH1 Home Kit or BB2 Speaker Dock (SiriusXM Satellite Radio subscription required and sold separately).
- Receive over 150 satellite radio channels including SiriusXM Xtra channels*.
- Automatically build a library of your Favorite SiriusXM programming with Radio Replays.
- Automatically start a song from the beginning with Tune Start on your favorite channels.
- One touch access to your favorite Traffic and Weather channel from 20 of the most congested cities.
- Set alerts to notify you when your sports team is playing on other channels with Game Alert™.
- Wi-Fi b/g/n certified.
- Bluetooth Stereo Audio streaming compatible (Bluetooth A2DP profile).
- Future system updates and feature enhancements enabled over Wi-Fi.
- Large on-board memory holds up to 200 hours of Radio Replay.
- Headphone output--add your favorite headphones and enjoy on the go.
- 3-1/2-inch high resolution 800x480 WVGA color touchscreen display.
- SiriusXM docking connector extends the SiriusXM experience to your vehicle, home, office or outdoors with the optional Vehicle, Home and Sound Docks.
Welcome to the World of Satellite Radio
Only SiriusXM brings you more of what you love, all in one place. Enjoy commercial-free music from nearly every genre - including artist-dedicated channels. Get live sports play-by-play and 24/7 expert talk. Enjoy exclusive entertainment and comedy. Plus world-class news, local traffic and weather, and more. Choose between the Select, Premier or All Access programming package.
Get SiriusXM's Xtra Channels on the New Lynx RadioThis radio gives you access to 20+ new Xtra channels, including:
- More music
- More sports
- More entertainment
- SiriusXM Latino--12+ Spanish language channels
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What's in the Box
Lynx Portable Satellite Radio, travel charger and cable, rechargeable battery, soft carry pouch, screen cleaning cloth, and user guide.
Top Customer Reviews
My faith has been restored in Sirius, mainly from the person who has been working with me. Great customer service.
First the Good. It is small and can fit in your pocket
The battery seems good and plays for hours
Screen is nice and easy to read and use
Like the ability to store favorite stations.
Like storing your songs on it also so you can use it as a MP3 player.
Now the bad
The only way you can listen to Live stations is either
A have it docked in your car or home
B Through your home network but then only through the speakers of the Lynx or through headphones.
Having to use the dock is somewhat annoying.
I bought a car kit for $69.00 which is a jip for what you get.
the car kit comes with a antenna (Which if you have an old system your antenna will work with this which was nice seeing I didn't have to run it through my car again.
A power DC cord for a cigarette lighter. The plugin to the car kit is completely different than on the base of the unit which doesn't make any sense.
I have a Taurus with the sync system and this radio will not work with it at. Bluetooth, Nope, USB line in Nada, doesn't even charge the unit for whatever reason. I am hoping that there will be a software update to correct this in the future.
The vent clips are average at best. I like the suction cup window mount on my old star-mate much better. If you touch the unit the wrong way the clips fall off and it drops to the floor.
The option tape or screw mount is useless seeing that you have to install it with 4 screws to the back of the unit. so if you want to move it from one car to another you have to disassemble the thing which is pointless. It would have been nice to get another mount and then transfer from one car to another rather than buying another $69 car kit.
I now jut sit it on the console of each car that I have and run the music stream through my line in Aux port on my radios. Thank god I have it. Using a cassette adapter is terrible sound.
I decided to not get a home kit and I paid the extra money for Internet access through my wireless network. I have an I PAD and their app works great going through my home stereo system. I also had an star-mate boombox which will work with this lynx through the Aux port. The downside is the Bluetooth range. It sucks. Maybe 10 feet at best. My I pad, I phone, and Kindle fire all work on my backyard porch of my home but the Lynx loses the signal long before I get to my Kitchen. Not sure why they lowered the signal strength of Bluetooth.
It takes at least 2-3 minutes to boot the unit up so if you are making start and stops during the day you spend a lot of time with dead signals. They need the ability to leave the power on when you turn your car off or if you can set your power plug to on always.
About half the time it doesn't boot up properly and it just sits there with the Sirius screen. You have to open it up, pull the battery and restart it which is a pain. Again I am hoping for a software solution in the future.
In order to get your own music on the lynx the easiest way is to open up WMP and it will recognize the unit and you can sync it. The downside is for play lists it uses MU4 playlist which is not supported by WMP, only apple so you have to then go to I tunes and save your playlist on your desktop and then copy it the lynx. What a pain. Why can't these technology companies get along.
Bottom line I am going to keep the unit because I am committed but I really like my old star mate better.
The old rule holds true on this unit. Never buy the first new product until they work all the bugs out. If you are not tech savvy you will be frustrated with this unit.
The screen. Text is crisp and clear. The menus are easy to read. Buttons are large enough to press easily.
The device gets all channels that SiriusXM has to offer on both satellite and internet.
The last firmware update included a basic web browser.
It varies depending on your mode, but a DVR of some sort is available on both satellite and internet modes.
THE CONFUSING AND BAD:
The differences between satellite mode and internet mode are downright confusing. Your presets are shared between satellite mode and internet mode. However, SiriusXM sometimes has different channel numbers. Example: during the holiday season, Christmas music is found on the "Holly" channel. On satellite, that's channel 17. On internet, that's channel 756. I need two presets for one channel. It works, it's just confusing.
The device is capable of recording channels and has DVR functionality. But only in satellite mode. And you can't set the time to record. That's fine for recording music channels. I don't care if it records some music for me at 2pm or 2am. But say I want to record Opie & Anthony's morning show each day so I can listen later on? I can't do that. However, SiriusXM offers a lot of programs on demand in internet mode. So while I can't record the show myself, I can stream it later. It works, it's just confusing.
Although system updates have made it better, the device is downright sluggish at times. It reminds me of an old Windows computer. After using it long enough, it just needs to be formatted and reset. I've had to do that twice. Granted all I'm really losing are my presets so it's not a terrible loss. But at the same time, there's no reason I should have to do this on a radio.
I own the home dock. When the device is docked, I can listen to both satellite and internet streams. The radio communicates with the dock through Bluetooth. From there, I have a standard 3.5mm speaker cable plugged into a stereo. There have been a couple times that the Bluetooth just doesn't work. A reboot of the device later, it'll start working again. Confusing to most users who wouldn't understand why their music isn't working.
SiriusXM mentions that you can take the radio with you while it wireless communicates with the dock. "Sit on the couch and control your radio!" Yes this works. But only in internet mode. The radio must be docked for satellite mode.
Internet streaming allows you to replay any of the last 5 hours of most channels. This feature works very well and it's great to have. There's also a feature called TuneStart. We've all turned to a radio channel only to hear the end of a song we like. The Lynx will use that buffer and always start songs at the beginning. The bad side is this is a lot like Pandora or Spotify. You can only skip so many times an hour. So if you turn on a channel, rewind to 5 hours ago, and think you can skip over songs you don't like...think again. You only get so many skips per hour. A great feature that falls short.
Internet streaming costs an additional fee on top of your satellite radio subscription. To get the best of this radio, you must be subscribed to both.
When listening to music in satellite mode, you get a background picture for the channel but no album art. When listening in internet mode, you get album art, but no background picture. It's odd that the internet mode doesn't include both.
THE BOTTOM LINE:
In spite of its split identity crisis between satellite and internet mode, I like this radio. But I think its appeal is very limited. I wouldn't recommend this radio for somebody to put in their car. The wifi/internet features wouldn't be available and without that, the feature set is limited. You'd be better spending your money on a simpler radio.
The only audience that would get the full benefit out of this radio is a SiriusXM subscriber who plans to put this radio in the home dock on a desk or shelf where wifi is available. It can be confusing at times to navigate back and forth between satellite and internet mode. I wouldn't give this to somebody that isn't already experienced with electronics in general like my Mom. "Oh Mom, you're in internet mode where the channel you want is 756, not 17 which is satellite mode." She'd look back at me completely confused.
If you're able to look past all the odd issues and understand its quirks, it's not a bad radio. If you're paying for both satellite and internet, you get *every* channel that SiriusXM offers. I don't know of any other radios on the market at this time (December 2012) that can say that.
My wife has a lifetime subscription. The problem there is that you can only change radios 3 times and each swap cost $75.00. After the third switch if the hardware fails your lifetime account is expired as you cannot switch to a fourth device [a gotcha I wasn't aware of when I paid the lifetime
charge as I would not have considered that policy 'lifetime'...]
Now I am past the 30-day point on one radio and both car installation kits. The other radio has been returned once and I am not sure Amazon will let me return it since I already returned the original unit. In other words - I am out about $600 for the two units.
It is difficult for me to believe that two of the three units don't work, and I am reluctant to spend another $15 in XM fees to attempt to install the third unit. Hopefully, the manufacturer will see this review and contact me to make things right. If they do I will edit this post to let you know the problem was fixed.
As it stands now, I cannot recommend this unit to anyone!