America's Largest Carbon Fiber Ship Is a Seafaring Speed Demon

The answer to designing ships that are both fast and stable has traditionally been to make the vessels as narrow as possible (to reduce drag) and sit them lower in the water (to reduce the buffeting effects of plowing through waves). But US Navy's M80 Stiletto is not your typical ship. » 11/21/13 12:00pm 11/21/13 12:00pm

This Is a Man's Lighter

Set fire to your barbecue, your taxwork or a big fat cigar: the Colibri Stiletto utility lighter has been lopped in price to just $20, and is damn fine in that black-on-silver body. [HumidorsX via Uncrate] » 1/03/11 3:40pm 1/03/11 3:40pm

Navy "Batman Boat" Has Drug Runners Thinking They're Being Chased By…

The Navy's 80-foot $6 million "Stiletto" with its Batman-esque twin m-shaped hull has been floating around as a prototype project for several years now, but it has suffered from budget cuts in the Defense Department. However, it appears that the Stiletto is starting to see some action in the war against drugs.… » 9/19/08 5:40pm 9/19/08 5:40pm

Sirius's Extremely Budget-y $40 InV2 Receiver and Other Bits From The…

Did you know Sirius makes a $40 receiver called the InV2? Unfortunately, it won't work with docks, but you can't argue with that price. On top of that bit, you saw a lot of major gear today from Sirius's show—the new Stiletto 2, the Altec Lansing dock, the Polk dock, the Sportster 5 with color screen and the Backseat… » 8/15/07 7:11pm 8/15/07 7:11pm

Sirius Stiletto 2 vs Original Sirius Stiletto

How much smaller is the new Stiletto 2 from Sirius? See for yourself, because I just shot it alongside its predecessor. Notice that the older unit has the chunky extended battery. That's because it takes the extended battery on the old Stiletto to get the same battery life that the new one gets right out of the box: 4… » 8/15/07 2:06pm 8/15/07 2:06pm

Sirius Stiletto 2 is Officially Official

Hinted not so long ago, the Sirius Stiletto 2 is the official sequel to Sirius' first portable player, the Stiletto. As with the new Sportster, the Stiletto's feature set has remained basically unchanged, keeping the Wi-Fi and SD MP3 playback of the original, while now supporting up to 100 hours of program recording.… » 8/15/07 11:00am 8/15/07 11:00am

Sirius Stiletto 2 and Sportster SP 5 Coming Soon?

Straight from the mouth of Jim Meyer, Sirius' President of Operations and Sales, comes this quasi-announcement of the Sirius Stiletto 2 and Sportster SP5: » 8/03/07 3:08pm 8/03/07 3:08pm

Sirius Stiletto 10 Now Available, Likely Sucks

The Sirius Stiletto 100 has been out for a couple months now, and we have confirmed that it sucks mightily so we can easily assume that the 100's little brother, the Stiletto 10 will suck just as much. This little player is about $100 cheaper (making it $250) than its bigger, sucky brother and excludes MP3/WMA… » 12/05/06 12:30pm 12/05/06 12:30pm

Sizemodo: Sirius Stiletto

If you're still intent on getting a Sirius Stiletto even after resident fanboy Travis's disappointment, take a look at this Sizemodo. Travis says "The Stiletto is less of a slender blade and more of a bulky brick," but what does it actually look like next to a brick? » 11/06/06 7:25pm 11/06/06 7:25pm

Sirius Stiletto 100 Reviewed (Verdict: I am One Disappointed Fanboy)

Yep, folks. That is right. I have been talking up the Sirius Stiletto for months now and I am unfortunate to report that this device is not what it was cracked up to be. It is considerably less. The Stiletto is Sirius' answer to true, portable satellite radio. XM has had a similar device for the better part of this… » 11/06/06 5:15pm 11/06/06 5:15pm

SIRIUS Stiletto, Naked in the Wild


Okay, not really naked, but still in the wild. And naked makes it sound so much hotter. Yes, the interface is as beautiful as it appears in my dreams nightly. Hey Jason Chen, take your damn Zune and shove it. Stiletto fo' life! (Now if only they would hurry up and ship me my unit). » 10/02/06 3:30pm 10/02/06 3:30pm

Exclusive Zing WiFi Music Player Photos, Smaller than Stiletto

DEMO is a bust for hardware geeks, but we did catch a live Zing music player—you know that one that uses WiFi to download internet radio and Sirius. The nice lady showing it off told me that they weren't announcing anything right now, but gave us a little tour of the player, as well as a chance to see how it stacks up… » 9/26/06 6:19pm 9/26/06 6:19pm

SIRIUS Stiletto Gets Officialized ... Finally

We've been gabbing about this thing for what seems like years, and it is finally here, kind of. SIRIUS has officially announced the Stiletto 100. It is still all of the same info we have heard before about this player—satellite listening, Wi-Fi, up to 100 hours of recording on the 2GB hard drive, scheduled recording,… » 9/26/06 10:37am 9/26/06 10:37am

Travis on Maxim: Apple's iPod Revisions, Stiletto

Every Thursday you can hear me on the Covino & Rich Show on SIRIUS 108, Maxim Radio at 1:30pm. The show runs from 10am to 2pm with replays at 10pm, all eastern. » 9/21/06 4:26pm 9/21/06 4:26pm

SIRIUS Stiletto Preorders Suspended, Smells like Trouble

The SIRIUS Stiletto has been available for pre-order on many sites for a while now, but today in a shocking turn of events, SIRIUS has asked retailers to suspend pre-orders. At first thought you would think it is a supply issue, correct? Nope, not according to the initial sources checked. The folks over at Orbitcast… » 9/08/06 7:13pm 9/08/06 7:13pm

First Sirius Stiletto Promo Video

Slashgear's got one of the first Sirius Stiletto 100 Promo Videos. Looks like they're emphasizing that it's portable, can do internet radio, record 100 hours of stuff, and play your own Coldplay songs. Could be an internet ad, but I guess they could go ahead and put this on TV as well. » 9/06/06 10:20pm 9/06/06 10:20pm

Stiletto to have Bluetooth?

I've been beating you folks over the head with Stiletto news for a good month now, but this one is important, I promise. We first saw the official detail sheet about the Stiletto back in the middle of August. One little feature that was not mentioned was Bluetooth. Eliot Van Buskirk with Wired News seems to think… » 9/05/06 1:21pm 9/05/06 1:21pm

SIRIUS Stiletto, Soloist Doing It in the Wild

Nothing gets my blood pumping more than in the wild shots of some of the latest SIRIUS gadgets working together in the wild. This picture obviously proves that the Stiletto and the Soloist will work together like apples and oranges. » 8/31/06 2:36pm 8/31/06 2:36pm

High-Res SIRIUS Stiletto Pictures, Other Details

Check it out, folks. Hot off the virtual blogging presses is finally a high-resolution image of the SIRIUS Stiletto. This was found by the folks at the SSG. Also found via the GSI guys was an official reseller sheet with information about the two Stiletto models, the Starmate4 and Stratus receivers. To see that pretty… » 8/28/06 1:54pm 8/28/06 1:54pm