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

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

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

Sirius XM Car Antennas

There are a lot of Sirius XM car antennas being sold.  All are not the same.   There are wide variation in the quality of signal reception and durability.  You might think that Sirius XM are the only ones making antennas for their radios but there are several other manufacturers that make these even better than Sirius XM themselves. There are a few factors that you need to consider prior to selecting your antenna.  The most important decision is where you would like to place the antenna.  The antenna that comes with the Sirius XM car kit is typically a small … Read more

Car Cup Holder Mounts

It still amazes me how many cup holders exist in today’s cars. I have an SUV. There are two in the front middle, one in each of the four doors, two more embedded into the rear seat armrest and another two in the back where I have a third seat that we used once just to see what it felt like to sit in it. That’s ten cup holders. Who drinks that much water? Using one (or more) to mount your phone, tablet, satellite radio or GPS seems like the logical thing to do. A cup holder mount typically consists … Read more