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SiriusXM Internet Radio

Thursday, June 21st, 2012
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Bleep blop blurp wuuurrr… Hey, your internet’s calling!  Its got a whole new set of skills.  The internet is a reliable source for just about anything you could possibly imagine.  Its a veritable genie at your finger tips.   Ask and ye shall receive.  But then you already know that.  That’s why you’re here.  You being the tech savvy consumer you are, have already figured out that TSS Radio is the best online retailer for all SiriusXM parts and accessories.  You know it, I know it, and the internet knows it.  That’s not why its calling.  The internet is calling to let you know about all of the SiriusXM content that’s available online.  With the update to Sirius 2.0 and its new Beta Player, there’s a whole lot to be excited about!

What is Sirius 2.0 you ask?  I’m so glad you did.  SiriusXM has provided online content for years, but the recent update to Sirius 2.0 it has gotten a whole lot better.  You still have the ability to listen to the online content anywhere you want, using the same username and password, on any device that can connect you to the internet.  The Internet Radio subscription gives you additional content, not available through the satellite feed, as well as the new XTRA channels.  The XTRA channels have a lot of great options, which for me, couldn’t be more perfect.  I love comedy, rock n’ roll, and sports.  With the XTRA channels, I get great new comedy selections from Carlin’s Corner and UCB RadioRockBar and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Radio provide some of the best music ever made.  And SportsCenter gives me all the latest news from ESPN.  Not to mention, Internet Radio’s ability to give you live play-by-play for just about every sport out there.  Who could ask for more? Spanish speaking listeners?  Included in the new XTRA channels is a great deal of Latin programing, including about a dozen dedicated Latin & World channels.  That’s all in addition to the online channels only available with an internet subscription.  But Sirius 2.0 is much more than just XTRA Channels.

Have you ever wished you could time travel, but lacked the Flux Capacitor?  With Sirius 2.0’s Start Now feature you can go back 5 hours from where you start listening to see what you missed.  Some channels are more limited with this feature, but most talk shows allow it.  You can pause, rewind, and fast forward live radio on any channel.  Due to bandwidth restrictions there is a limit to the number of times you can skip a song, but the ability to go back to the beginning of a show is really unbeatable.  Not only can you jump back 5 hours, but you can search to see whats on other channels all while you listen to your current station.  There is even a Show Alert function that will tell you when your favorite song or artist is playing on another channel.  If you missed the alert and flipped over too late, don’t sweat it, Sirius 2.0 has that covered as well.  With TuneStart, SiriusXM automatically starts the song from the beginning when you tune into the station… On every channel!  You can even store your favorite channels for easier access.  Want even easier access?  Try On Demand, Sirius 2.0’s newest feature.  On Demand is exactly what it sounds like, the ability to access past shows at any time, and listen whenever you’d like!  With dozens of ways to tune in, whats not to love about Sirius 2.0?!

Whoopee, you say?  (With genuine excitement, I am sure)  How can I go about obtaining this glorious Sirius 2.0?  Why, how else?  The internet!  For just $3.99 you can add an internet subscription to your existing satellite subscription.  Then, you can access SiriusXM internet radio from home, work, or anywhere you get an internet connection.  Just because the content is online, doesn’t mean you need a computer to access it.  Internet Radios like Grace Wireless and the TTR1 Sirius Tabletop are great options for indoor use.  The Grace models provide features that go well beyond the SiriusXM online content by also delivering access to thousands of Internet Radio options from around the world.  Of course, SiriusXM provides receivers can deliver Sirius 2.0 as well.  The SiriusXM Edge, for instance, operates solely on a satellite feed, but comes equipped with Sirius2.0 features such as XTRA Channels.  The Edge is a Plug and Play receiver like most others on the XM platform.  On the Sirius side, the Stiletto 2 is capable of connecting via WiFi and therefore capable of getting Sirius 2.0 within range of a router.  The nice thing about the Stiletto is its versatility.  It can be used with WiFi, as a plug and play unit in docking stations, or portably with a built in antenna and battery.  Unfortunately the Stiletto is discontinued, so its parts and accessories are becoming more and more difficult to come by, though we will carry them as long as we possibly can.  One of the most fascinating and exciting receivers that receives Sirius 2.0 is the new SiriusXM Lynx.

The Lynx is a ground breaking new receiver for SiriusXM, that is sure to change how people listen to Satellite Radio.  It can be used portably with a WiFi signal and is optimally designed for Sirius 2.0.  With a built in speaker as well as a headphone jack, this radio is ideal for carrying around the house or office while streaming your internet subscription.  You can also use it like a Plug and Play receiver in Home Kits, Vehicle Kits, and Boomboxes where it will receive a satellite signal.  Another ground breaking feature is the ability to connect to devices via Bluetooth so your home stereo plays what the device you carry around portably displays.  The Lynx is designed on a modified version of the Andriod platform, and has a touch screen display that is very easy to use.   All of the features from Sirius 2.0 are available with this unit, as well as a few additional features.  Radio Replays, Artist and Song information, as well as some rumored updates yet-to-come such as On Demand, make this radio unparallelled to any other.  The Lynx makes one wonder why anyone would want to listen through a computer or app.

Computers, Tablets, and Smartphones are like the internet, they’re everywhere.  There’s a reason they call it the World Wide Web.  An internet subscription allows you to listen to live NFL games in Europe, MLB in Asia, and NPR in Africa.  Your only limit to the online content is internet access.  Connecting audio for these parts has never been easier.  Whether you are using the basic RCA Input, an iPod dock, or Smartphone adapter, TSS Radio has the parts you need to play your Radio at home or in a vehicle.  I’m of the opinion that SiriusXM Satellite is the way to go for road travel, and even in home with the right satellite radio home antenna.  With SiriusXM online, as with any online content, you will always be limited to internet access.  The Satellites hovering above North America ensure you will always have a signal provided you can aim an antenna in the sky.  When you do have internet access though, nothing compares to the clarity and quality of the sound on SiriusXM’s internet service.  Give it a try, you won’t regret it.  You can get a free trail right now from, where else?  The internet!  It’s a wonderful tool.  With Sirius 2.0, its even better.

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More than just SiriusXM…Accessories for your Smartphone, iPad, Kindle, and More!

Thursday, June 14th, 2012
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With Father’s Day approaching and your Summer travel plans coming into focus, you’ve probably been checking out TSS-Radio.com for all of your SiriusXM gifts and gadgets to make Dad happy and the road trip a lot more fun. What you may have not noticed is in addition to all of the great satellite radio products you come to us for, we are now carrying accessories for other popular products like Amazon’s Kindle, the Apple iPad, and cases, adapters, and accessories for iPhones and Android smartphones. Take a look at our quick new product guide below, and feel free to give us a call at 312.846.6606 with any questions!

Kindle Products
The Kindle Fire is one of the coolest eReaders/Tablet PCs on the market, so we decided we should offer some great accessories to get more out of your Kindle Fire, or to protect it from dings and dents.

Belkin Verve Tab Folio for Kindle Fire $24.99

The Verve Tab Folio by Belkin is a durable and stylish portfolio-style case that protects your Kindle fire from scratches while offering a sleek look. Magnetic closures insure protection and speaker holes allow for full use and sound of the device while in the case. Also available in Pink and Purple.

 

Nyko Kindle Fire Speaker Stand $39.99

This speaker stand from Nyko features stereo sound, a 2 hour battery life, and includes a stylus for easy touchscreen input. Additionally, you can dock the Kindle Fire either vertically or horizontally and the Nyko Speaker Stand charges your Kindle Fire as well. This is a great, affordable product to get the most out of your Kindle Fire!

 Click to see the rest of our Kindle accessories. 

Smartphone Accessories
It seems like almost everyone has a smartphone these days so we decided to start carrying products that will allow you to make the most of it. From connecting your smartphone’s audio in your car to stylish cases, we’ve got a large assortment of smart items for your smart phone!

iSimple Tranzit BLU FM Transmitter and Bluetooth Adapter  $79.99

The Tranzit BLU from iSimple is a Bluetooth enabled, app controlled FM transmitter that allows you to connect your Android smartphone to your vehicle’s audio system. It is compatible with an vehicle that has an AM/FM stereo or AUX input and can be used with any Android device. Stream the audio from your smartphone without messy wires with the Tranzit BLU!!

 

Arkon Sports Armband for Large Smartphones $14.99

Want to stream your favorite music, sports, news, or SiriusXM internet radio while at the gym but your phone is just too dang big? Now there’s a solution! The Arkon Sports Armband is specially designed to work with larger style smartphones like the Spring EVO, Droid X2, HTC Thunderbolt, iPhone, and more! It’s universal enough to work with many phones and most arms, but special enough to do what other sports armbands can’t!

Click to see the rest of our Smartphone Accessories. 

iPad Accessories
When it comes to one of the coolest gadgets in the land, the Apple iPad has got to be near the top of the list! A brilliant display, take and edit photos, view maps, watch movies, stream music, play games…it does it all! With a device like that, you want to keep it protected and really take advantage of the great features. We have products to let you do just that.

iLive BluetoothSpeaker and Charging Station $69.99

Stream audio from your iPad, iPhone, Android, or any other Bluetooth enabled device.  The iLive Bluetooth Speaker and Charging Station also will charge your iPad, or two smartphones simultaneously. 2 Channel Stereo Sound and durable construction makes this a must have accessory for an iPad owner the person in your life with lots of gadgets!

iLuv Professional Workstation Portfolio with Bluetooth Keyboard $119.99

Turn your Apple iPad 3 into the ultimate work/play device! With the Professional Workstation Portfolio from iLuv you can make sure your iPad is protected and catch up on all of your important business with the Bluetooth keyboard. This case also features a retractable kickstand for movie viewing, extra long battery life, and dedicated keys for specific iPad functions. If you’re looking for a way to get the most out of your iPad, you’ve found it with this product!

Click to see the rest of our iPad accessories.

iPhone Accessories

The iPhone is the hottest smartphone on the market, and we’ve got the hottest accessories. Stylish cases, products to let you listen through your iPhone in your car, home, or office, chargers, Bluetooth accessories, and a whole host of other great stuff!

XM SkyDock Car Dock for iPhone and iPod touch $37.99 (After $50 Mail-In Rebate)

The XM SkyDock has been on the market for a little while now, but not that many people know about this awesome product! With the SkyDock, your iPhone or iPod touch turns into an XM radio receiver. With the free SiriusXM app and an XM Internet Radio subscription you can stream all of your favorite music, news, talk, and sports in your car. Super easy installation and no need for an additional satellite radio! What’s not to like?

 

Griffin Elan Passport Wallet for iPhone 4/4S $24.99

This smart iPhone case from Griffin offers the protection of a case and the convenience of a wallet, all in one stylish package! With it’s folio design, the front cover folds over to protect your iPhone’s screen while the other side holds your bank cards, ID, cash and more. Snap it together, put it in your pocket, and have everything you need in one place!

Click here to see the rest of our iPhone cases. 

Click here to see some of our other iPhone accessories. 

 

Thanks for checking out our new product lines! If you have questions about these (or other) products, please give us a call at 312.846.6606.

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Father’s Day Gift for My Wacky Dad

Thursday, June 10th, 2010
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With Father’s Day right around the corner, I thought I’d try to find a gift that my dad would actually really use. Gone are the days of the ugly tie (Dad’s retired) and the orange with the cloves stuck into it that I made every year in Sunday School. I think the point of those things was for him to hang them in his closet to make his clothes smell nice (and not at all like the total hippie it actually made him smell like). No, this year I decided to let dad rock out.

A few years ago, I bought dad an iPod and then also loaded his favorites on it: Ozzy, Alice in Chains, The Moody Blues, The Who, The Rolling Stones, Linkin Park… Dad’s an interesting guy. Mom’s been dragging him to the gym lately so he really only has the opportunity to listen to his iPod when being forced into walking on the treadmill. That was, until I decided to get him the Jensen Docking Station and Clock Radio for iPod or iPhone.

The Jensen allows him to rock out to his Ozzy Osbourne (or whatever mood he’s in), and torture my Carly-Simon-loving Mom, when their alarm goes off first thing in the morning because, in addition to being a speaker docking station for his iPod, it’s also an alarm clock!

What really sold me on the Jensen iPod dock was the fact that, with one of these guys, Dad can connect to his Stiletto 2 and listen through it too!

Times are tough and Chicago rent isn’t cheap. This year, I figured that, for Father’s Day, I’d buy something for my Dad that he’d actually love and use — and didn’t make him smell like a total hippie. I’ll have to come up with something  awesome for Mom’s birthday this year to make up for all of the Mick Jagger she’s been waking up to lately.

:-) karen [at] tss-radio.com

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iPhone and iPod Accessories

Monday, July 27th, 2009
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TSS-Radio is now carrying a variety of iPhone and iPod accessories

iPods and iPhones are growing in popularity, this is undeniable. Since SIRIUSXM has announced the SIRIUSXM App for the iPhone we have been looking into several docking stations, cases and accessories for the iPhone and iPod, to keep out Satellite Radio fans equipped. We got stuck on a few products that we think are designed with such great quality and practicality that we are excited to bring these products to you.

Adding new products here at TSS-Radio is not an easy task.  We check each item thoroughly before approving for sale on our website and make sure the product page is as complete and thorough to include any information you may need about the item. When new products arrive we get very excited about them. We like to have new items and evolve as a business to meet the communities needs. With the SIRIUSXM app now released we feel like these products below will help out not just iPhone/iPod users, but also iPhone/iPod users who love SIRIUSXM.
Speck iPhone 3G PixelSkin Case-Black-PixelSkin’s lightweight, form-fit helps protect your iPhone from bumps and scrapes, while the textured tile pattern provides a comfortable, tactile sensation in your hand and a no-slip grip. The case offers openings to all ports, controls and sensors for convenient accessibility. Works with iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS only.

iPod Car Charger-Powers and charges your iPod in your vehicle with this iPower cigarette lighter power adapter. For all iPod models:iPod Classic, iPod Touch, iPhone and iPhone 3G.

Belkin Headphone Adapter for iPhone-The Belkin Headphone Adapter for iPhone allows you to connect any headset with a 3.5mm plug to your iPhone. Simply attach one end of the Adapter into the recessed audio jack of your iPhone, and the other into your existing headset.

3.5-POD iPod dock to 3.5 mm plug-The 3.5-POD will plug into any female 3.5mm auxiliary input jack of an OEM or aftermarket radio to play the audio from your iPod (dock connector) through the audio system while maintaining digital sound quality. Compatible iPods: G3, G4, Mini, Nano, Photo & Video NOTE:This item will not charge your iPod.

We also carry a variety of iPhone/iPod Vehicle Adapters including:

We have many more adapters to work with your vehicle, CLICK HERE to see our wide selection of iPod/iPhone Adapters

Also another exciting item we carry is the Grace Wireless Internet Radio with iPod Dock

Grace Wireless Internet Radio with iPod Dock- features two 3″ speakers, Pandora, Sirius Internet Radio, iPod Dock, input jack for your MP3 player. Over 15,00 internet radio stations of music, talk radio, podcast, personal in any room, without wires.

Features:

  • iPod Dock
  • Sign into Reciva.com to create and download a “My Stuff” folder to your radio allowing for easy access to all your favorite stations.
  • Select stations by region, country, station, or by over 50 musical generes.
  • Wirelessly stream your music library from your PC or MAC.
  • No PC required.
  • Up to 5 alarms can be set at a time.

We also have another tabletop docking station:

SIRIUS Soloist Universal Sound System-This multi-functional media dock from Directed Electronics features the most versatile, amplified dock with a patented NXT stereo sound panel. It can handle any Universal Plug and Play SIRIUS radio and All 30-pin iPod Models via simple interchangeable cradles. The Soloist delivers 20 watts of clear, dynamic sound from simply plugging in your SIRIUS Satellite Radio or iPod. The Soloist will allow you to enjoy your favorite SIRIUS programming or iPod in your home or office.

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SIRIUS/Mp3 Audio Integration

Monday, June 15th, 2009
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How to integrate SIRIUS or an Mp3 Player Audio in your Car and Home

Installing a SIRIUS Satellite Radio is very close to installing an Mp3 in your car. Both types of media need basically the same thing. Below is a simple breakdown of how to integrate these into your car and home.

SIRIUS/Mp3 Integration in a Vehicle:

Note:You must install the SIRIUS Car Kit-for Satellite Radio, this always the first step.

In a car both units need an audio connection. This can be done several different ways based upon the desired quality. For the highest quality, I would suggest an Aux-Input. These units install to the back of the car stereo headunit and have RCA input cables that run up to the source, whether a SIRIUS Radio or Mp3 device. Most of the these units use the simple headphone jack 1/8” however for specfic Mp3 devices (ie. iPod) have specific connectors that allow for more than just an audio connection. See Here for iPod Integration

SIRIUS/Mp3 vehicle integration devices can be found HERE

Also another great devices for iPods and SIRIUS is the Audio Cassette Adapter, this device is simply as can be. Plug the cassette into your vehicle’s cassette player and extend the cable to your SIRIUS Dock or Mp3 and Done! Check them out HERE

SIRIUS/Mp3 Integration in the Home:

SIRIUS Satellite Radio and Mp3 devices can use many of the same equipment to be installed in the home. If you have a home stereo receiver, simply connecting your SIRIUS Home dock to the RCA Audio Input in the Home Stereo would give you a great quality sound. If you do own a newer SIRIUS Satellite Radio that utilizes the Universal Style Dock or the Sirius Stiletto Series, and if you own an iPod than we have a great product to be able to dock both of those and play/charge them:

Sirius Soloist Universal Sound System

This sound system also has an AUX-Input for use with standard Mp3 players.

There is a seemingly endless count of devices and equipment to Integrate SIRIUS Radios and Mp3 Players in vehicles and the home. If you have any questions on how to hook up your vehicle or connect your home to these devices please feel free to give me a call up 773-772-4340 ask for Josh or shoot me an email: Josh@tss-radio.com . Thanks!

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No More Static and No More using the Cigarette lighter: See HERE

Monday, April 6th, 2009
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You do not have to use the static filled FM transmitter anymore or the cigarette lighter adapter, all you need is………..

XM5

The XM5 will allow you to connect your 5v Sirius Satellite Radio and hardwire the audio into your car stereo. Basically plug something into your car stereo and you will get a clean looking setup and have a quality audio sound with no static at all!

If you are not familiar with Aux Input devices they work like this:

Be sure to check the compatibility list first to make sure your car is capable of using these units or just shoot us an email and I can help.

Pull the car stereo out, this is easier on some cars and harder on others. I can help you do this via email or over the phone.

Plug the XM5 into the Car stereo, some cars may need a power source to wired into a 12v line, which again I can help you do that as well.

Replace the car stereo and run the power and audio cable to the SIRIUS Radio dock and Whammy! You’re done.

This works on all 5v Sirius Radios

Most installs only take 1-1 1/2 hours of time and few tools.

Basically, Buy these units with confidence that you will receive support from the TSS-Radio Staff.  We can provide step by step instruction and award winning customer service and support. We are here before, during and after the sale to make sure you get the most out of your setup. We love this stuff and we know you do too.

This is a basic rundown of a standard install. If you need further explanation tailored to your specific vehicle just click below:

Email sales@tss-radio.com

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