Does anyone make a SELF-CONTAINED radio for Sirius/XM ?? (sorry for the capital letters -- I'm just using emphasis
I see that Sirius makes something called a "tabletop" radio, but it is merely a glorified streaming internet box. They also make this other small unit, but you have to connect it to speakers.
Every other device I've seen is made for a vehicle. There's zillions of photos of people holding this little device in their hand, but those are all for vehicles/cars/trucks.
What I am looking for is an actual "all-in-one" radio, that has the satellite receiver and speakers all built into it.
the unit: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Lynx+Portable+Radio+with+Wi-Fi/3182319.p;jsessionid=AFDD56E28EAE73C606F126A3AAF555C8.bbolsp-app02-184?id=1218385739829&skuId=3182319&st=lynx&cp=1&lp=4
speaker case: http://www.amazon.com/HMDX-Audio-HX-GO3SV-Go-Portable/dp/B0052D38O0
other than that you will have to get an older unit such as a XMP3 which is a fully contained unit that can pick up live satellite without a dock but it still doesn't have built in speakers. You have to use headphones.
Stietto 2 is also a fully contained portable unit but once again it doesn't have a speaker built in...
Stiletto 2: http://www.amazon.com/SIRIUS-Stiletto-Portable-Satellite-Player/dp/B000WOT6O0/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1375920504&sr=1-1&keywords=stiletto+2
But you could technically pair up the portable units with that speaker case I linked and have a contained unit that plays at decent volume....other than that your only bet is the radio boombox streamer that you mentioned which as you know is only compatible with internet streaming or the regular boombox.
regular boombox: http://www.amazon.com/SiriusXM-SXABB2-Portable-Speaker-Dock/dp/B007UNULT0/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1375920756&sr=1-1&keywords=siriusxm+boombox
Now the cool thing about that boombox is that it's like having a concealed unit....you can either plug it in or use C Cell batteries. The bad thing is that you do have to buy a dock and play radio but likewise you can choose how many features you want....want something basic then something like the Onyx radio will cost you like $50....with the cost of the boombox you're looking at around $180 for the most self contained unit that you can buy today.....
Unless you get on ebay and get a SkyFi with the boombox....same concept as above...just an older discontinued unit but the boombox is a little more portable and it would probably be cheaper.
skyfi boombox: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Delphi-XM-SKYFi2-SA10274-Car-Home-Satellite-Receiver-w-SA10001-Boombox-LOOK-/290950349258?pt=US_Portable_Satellite_Radios&hash=item43bdfe01ca
Hope that helps.
With either of those (Logitech supports more services) you can get internet streaming of SiriusXM but it opens you up to a whole lot of other services like Pandora, Slacker, iHeartRadio, Internet Radio, MOG, Spotify, etc.
If you get a satellite based device then you're paying about the same, if not more, for the device and you may have to worry about getting the satellite signal to your tabletop unit (I think the Lynx will do internet only). Getting satellite to the radio indoors can be a bit tricky. There were repeaters that would help with this and you can probably find them still on eBay but, in all reality, just getting the internet based device (Logitech or Grace) will be a lot easier, probably overall cheaper, and sound better.
I agree completely. All I want is a self contained, table top Radio with Sirius radio.
If you can have a stand alone GPS device in your car, why can't you have
a stand alone table top radio with satellite radio that does not require wireless or
computer connectivity? I don't want to have to spend time plugging in this and
that. I want to go to the kitchen table and switch on the radio, and that's it!
I don't need another set up "procedure" . Keep it simple!