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Old 12-15-2006, 02:10 PM   #1
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Anyone got any pics of a cased Stiletto in a car/home dock.

I see the only one that technically has a flap to remove to dock is the Speck Stiletto Tough Skin Case. Right?
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It is recommended that you remove the cases when you put the Stiletto in a dock due to heat issues.

There is a pic somewhere by megachang where the Speck case was cut so it would fit in a dock.
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I've always removed the Spec case before docking my radio.
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I've always removed the Spec case before docking my radio.
Smart move because this thing heats up pretty good with those cases on them. It isn't just that case, its is any case.

It does not seem they make a case at this point without butchering it up that you can use on the docks. But then the heat issue takes precedence over the case anyway.
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If somone was smart, they would make a case that had a material that would absorb the heat away from the unit. Kind of like a big heat sink diaper. In addition it would add protection and allow the docks to work too!

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Smart move because this thing heats up pretty good with those cases on them. It isn't just that case, its is any case.

It does not seem they make a case at this point without butchering it up that you can use on the docks. But then the heat issue takes precedence over the case anyway.
Mine heats up pretty good without a case. It is very warm sitting in the Home Dock as I speak. Seems to be a very power hungry piece of electronics when attached to an external power source. I frequently work in my car at lunch with my laptop and cell phone plugged in. Now with the addition of Stiletto in the mix I managed to kill my car battery the other day for the first time. I do not have any problems with Stiletto on board battery life however. Could be the dock antennae I suppose. No biggie but the tree huggers get a little annoyed when you sit in your parked car with it running out here.
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Mine heats up pretty good without a case. It is very warm sitting in the Home Dock as I speak.
Yes you are correct, this is why they do not recommend having a case on it when it docked. When the sat tuner is on and its is charging there is even more heat.

I just ordered me another case to transport mine around from home to car, car to office etc. I will only use my leather case when I am actually using it as a stand alone portable tuner while on the go.

MM did a review of it here. http://www.siriusbackstage.com/forum...ad.php?t=91848 and I ordered it from TSS-Radio.
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I picked up my Stiletto 100 today with the Speck rubber case. I'll be using it mostly at the gym, and since I sweat like a roasted pig, armbands are never a good idea...so it had to be the rubber case!

Someone in this thread mentioned that they remove their Stiletto from the Speck case before charging it. While it slides in and out easily enough, I have a hard time getting the screen protector to stay put...and I don't want to putz with it too much for fear of it scratching the screen (the screen protector is hard plastic...plastic against plastic is never a good idea in my mind!)

Any advice? Do you simply use it without the screen protector, or have you mastered some technique to get the screen protector in place each time? (Makes me think of that Seinfeld episode where Jerry shared a "technique" with George...but that's for another forum!)
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Yes you are correct, this is why they do not recommend having a case on it when it docked. When the sat tuner is on and its is charging there is even more heat.

I just ordered me another case to transport mine around from home to car, car to office etc. I will only use my leather case when I am actually using it as a stand alone portable tuner while on the go.

MM did a review of it here. http://www.siriusbackstage.com/forum...ad.php?t=91848 and I ordered it from TSS-Radio.
I have the same carry case, now I just need my Stiletto! (Christmas present)
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I picked up my Stiletto 100 today with the Speck rubber case. I'll be using it mostly at the gym, and since I sweat like a roasted pig, armbands are never a good idea...so it had to be the rubber case!

Someone in this thread mentioned that they remove their Stiletto from the Speck case before charging it. While it slides in and out easily enough, I have a hard time getting the screen protector to stay put...and I don't want to putz with it too much for fear of it scratching the screen (the screen protector is hard plastic...plastic against plastic is never a good idea in my mind!)

Any advice? Do you simply use it without the screen protector, or have you mastered some technique to get the screen protector in place each time? (Makes me think of that Seinfeld episode where Jerry shared a "technique" with George...but that's for another forum!)
I have the Speck rubber case for my S50, with the plastic screen protector. On that one, the plastic screen protector has a small rubber lining on the contact edge. The technique I use is place the protector on the receiver, hold with finger while sliding in to case.
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No biggie but the tree huggers get a little annoyed when you sit in your parked car with it running out here.
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If you guys have seen the plain white neoprene sleve it does not come with the overheat stick warning on it. But it is simply a protective sleeve and not a case for arm or belt use. Does anyone here have the one with the flip down magnetic closing (removeable) front cover? I am thinking of either that one or the arm band for a small Christmas accessory gift.
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Does anyone here have the one with the flip down magnetic closing (removeable) front cover? I am thinking of either that one or the arm band for a small Christmas accessory gift.
This one?

http://www.tss-radio.com/stiletto-le...c1-p-4060.html
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If you guys have seen the plain white neoprene sleve it does not come with the overheat stick warning on it. But it is simply a protective sleeve and not a case for arm or belt use. Does anyone here have the one with the flip down magnetic closing (removeable) front cover? I am thinking of either that one or the arm band for a small Christmas accessory gift.
I have both the one with the flip down front cover and the one that comes with the armband. Frankly, I use the leather one without the flip down front cover. I do keep the cover to put over the radio while in the home dock. Even though I'm not using the case, the cover will work by itself to hang down to cover the display at night. The cutout for the antenna portion holds it up their. This also works and does not have the heat issues because the sides and back remain open in the home dock.

I use the portable use kit case without the armband. I find it more protective from sweat because it covers the display. I have the protective overlay on my screen but water could get in that big hole, where as the case with the portable use kit only has a round hole for the dial. I tried to use the arm band, but I had to pull it so tight to get it to be stable on my arm that it was uncomfortable. So I use the belt clip supplied and clip it to my gym shorts. It works well this way. I also like the way it loads the radio from the top. The leather case loads the radio from the bottom, and I was worried that the constant running might open up the bottom and let the radio slide out. It never happened but with the thin battery it slides out easily once the bottom is open. With the standard battery it fits snuggly. ie tight.

In any case, I do use both. I think either one would be a nice present. My only complaints with both are the thickness of the clips used. They both use the same swevel type but are about an inch thick. I seems that there could be something that they could of connected to the button on the cases to make the clip much thinner.
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If you guys have seen the plain white neoprene sleve it does not come with the overheat stick warning on it. But it is simply a protective sleeve and not a case for arm or belt use. Does anyone here have the one with the flip down magnetic closing (removeable) front cover? I am thinking of either that one or the arm band for a small Christmas accessory gift.
You mean silicone? This one:

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I finally ordered my cases from TSS.

I ordered 3 of them. The "Transportable Carry Case SIR-CC1", the "Speck Executive Stiletto Case", and the "Stiletto Belt Clip SL-BC1". I figure the transport case will work easiest for day to day travel to and from the office. It looks like it's the fastest/easiest/safest way to transport from car to briefcase/pocket to home or office. It looks kinda fem, but at least people won't see me weeping in a parking lot if I drop my receiver. That probably looks even less manly.

The Ecec. case just looks better, and the belt clip should suffice for mowing the lawn.

BTW - I did have to fax a copy of my business card to TSS to verify that I am eligible to use the executive case. Have yours ready when you place your order!
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