The Best Sirius XM Radio Mount for a Car

A car mount for a Delphi SkyFi XM Radio is how I first got started with mobile device mounts.  This was right around the turn of the century (15 years ago, but it sounds more impressive when I say turn of the century).  So I had this XM Radio and used an adhesive mount on my car’s dash.  Every hot day in the summer, this mount would fall off the dash and I would come outside to be greeted with my Skyfi laying somewhere on the floor.  I got tired of this happening so off I went in search of the best Sirius … Read more

Installing Sirius XM Radio in a Truck or Rig

Truckers like satellite radio.  Today we are going to talk about installing Sirius XM Radio in a truck or rig.  We will discuss the most obvious part of how to mount the radio.  We will also cover antenna options which are a bit more difficult than what is done for a car. Installing Sirius XM Radio in a truck or rig has unique challenges versus a car.  The cabin is much larger therefore the mount needs to be longer.  The mount also needs to remain stable and remain unaffected by extreme vibrations and bumps.  It’s easy to install the antenna … Read more

Arkon Sirius XM Satellite Radio Lighter Socket Car Mount

The Arkon Sirius XM Satellite Radio Lighter Socket Car Mount was one of the first mounts that I ever used for my old Delphi Roady Radio.  In fact there’s a photo of the mount in my Hyundai Santa Fe.  I think that photo is over ten years ago.  It’s a good mount that lasted a long time and was reused when I moved over to Sirius and used a Sportster in my car.  I then used it again when I upgraded to a Stratus. The Hyundai was traded in a long while ago and the newer cars had Sirius XM built into … Read more

SiriusXM Onyx Plus with Vehicle Kit Product Spotlight

The SiriusXM Onyx Plus with Vehicle Kit includes everything you need to get started with satellite radio in your car.  The kit includes the radio unit, antenna, car charger, stereo cable, docking station and a few car mounts.  It’s everything except the subscription.  Speaking of the subscription, be sure to review our article to Lower Your Sirius XM Subscription Price before signing up.  You can save a substantial amount off the subscription price if you know about all the discount programs before calling for activation.  Wish I wrote that article years ago, because I unfortunately paid full price for a real long … Read more

How to Choose the Right Sirius Satellite Radio Model

I have been a fan of satellite radio since the beginning.  In fact, it’s how I became an expert in the field of mounting.  That’s a photo of my first satellite radio that’s next to this article.  It had a nice windshield mount that’s still in use today.  You can even see my old Garmin mount for a real old Streetpilot GPS.  This was one of the first satellite radios that was ever offered.  It was put out by Delphi and was called the Skyfi.  It was probably twice the size of today’s portable offerings.  Functionality wise, it had ten … Read more

Lower Your Sirius XM Subscription Price

Sometimes we write about topics that aren’t necessarily about mounts but kind of close.  Today is one of those days.  We’re going to discuss how to lower your Sirius XM subscription price. I recently reviewed my Sirius XM bill for two cars and realized I was spending over $340 annually.  That’s a lot of money.  This isn’t cable TV, it’s a radio.  And it’s one that I listen to for maybe an hour each day.  That’s almost $30/monthly to listen to music that I can hear for free.  Enough already. So here’s where it got interesting.  I called Sirius and … Read more