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SiriusXM Lynx™

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Our take on the SiriusXM Lynx™

The Lynx may be the most exciting satellite radio ever. It's a cool little touchscreen marvel that at times seems part-smartphone, part-DVR, part music player...but it's really something totally new. I got a chance to see it in action at a training session recently, and came away thinking, "Wow, the Lynx takes it upon itself to make sure you'll never, ever get bored."

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The Lynx may be the most exciting satellite radio ever. It's a cool little touchscreen marvel that at times seems part-smartphone, part-DVR, part music player...but it's really something totally new. I got a chance to see it in action at a training session recently, and came away thinking, "Wow, the Lynx takes it upon itself to make sure you'll never, ever get bored."

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Most importantly, the Lynx lets you take your SiriusXM Radio with you. No matter where you go, it'll keep your favorite shows right at hand — while it's connected to a satellite radio signal, it automatically records your five favorite channels. So when you grab it and head out the door, you've got enough content loaded to keep you entertained for quite a while. When connected to Wi-Fi, the Lynx lets you browse, select and rewind shows up to 5 hours in the past.

You can even store MP3s on a microSD™ memory card so you'll have your existing library on hand. You can listen to SiriusXM Internet Radio over a Wi-Fi network, and with the help of optional accessory kits, you can listen in your car and over your home stereo system. And since you can get a satellite radio signal from coast to coast, you won't lose your music when you're on the road.

XTRA CHANNELS
The Lynx gives you access to all the channels you already love — plus, with either a SiriusXM Select, Premier or All Access package, you'll get more than 20 new XTRA CHANNELS, including:

  • more commercial-free music
  • more sports
  • more entertainment
  • SiriusXM Latino, which gives you 12+ Spanish-language channels

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Check out the full SiriusXM channel guide
Listen at home with the home dock
Listen in your car with the car dock

Listen over a Wi-Fi network
With a SiriusXM Internet Radio subscription, you can listen over the Internet when the Lynx is connected to a Wi-Fi network. While connected, you can view album art and even artist bios (when available) on the big color screen. And if you join a show late, the Start Now feature lets you go back to the beginning.

SiriusXM Lynx Radio Replays

Listen to your favorite channels...on your time
Once the Lynx is docked and receiving a live satellite signal, it'll record your favorite channels using its Radio Replays feature. It can capture up to 200 hours of programming, including up to five channels at once. That way, you'll have plenty of content to check out when you grab the Lynx and go.

Stream SiriusXM Radio with built-in Bluetooth®
Built-in Bluetooth lets you stream programming from the Lynx to a compatible device, like a car stereo, headphones, or the home dock (not included). So for instance, when your home dock is connected to your home stereo, you can pick up the Lynx, sit on your couch, and browse other channels without interrupting the show you're currently enjoying.

Gorgeous touchscreen, cool features
You can tap your way through your favorite channels on the Lynx' large touchscreen. You can also pause, rewind, and replay live programming, plus find out what's playing on another channel while you're listening. ShowFinder™ lets you know when your favorite shows are scheduled — tap the screen, and you'll get an alert when one comes on. And if you switch to one of your five favorite SiriusXM channels in the middle of a song, no problem — Tune Start will bring you back to the beginning so you don't miss a thing.

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Note: A subscription to SiriusXM is also required. Satellite radio service is available only within Canada and the lower 48 states — not available in Alaska, Hawaii, or U.S. territories. SiriusXM Select, Premier, All Access, or SiriusXM Internet Radio subscription plan needed to get XTRA CHANNELS.

It compact, easy to use, the speakers and fine for talk but not music. But I use my house speakers and it is awesome. You do need a home kit if you want to record. It must be in the kit to record. But that works fine.

Jerry, Rochester NY

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What's in the Box:

  • Lynx SiriusXM tuner
  • Rechargeable Li-ion battery (3.7V/1150mAh/4.3Wh)
  • USB AC Charger
  • 39" Proprietary cable (with a SiriusXM connector on one end and a USB type-A connector on other end)
  • Cloth pouch
  • Quick Start Guide (Eng)
  • Quick Start Guide (Spa)
  • Accessory Guide (Eng/Spa)
  • FCC and SAR Statements
  • "Welcome to Lynx" note
  • Warranty Information

Product Highlights:

  • Wi-Fi enabled portable SiriusXM satellite radio
  • can tune in SiriusXM XTRA CHANNELS
  • record your favorite satellite radio channels for listening later
  • pause, rewind, and replay live SiriusXM Radio
  • catch up on favorite shows with SiriusXM On Demand
  • full-color touchscreen display
  • built-in Bluetooth
  • microSD card slot for MP3s
  • warranty: 90 days
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
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Lynx SiriusXM Portable Radio

Lynx SiriusXM Portable Radio: The Lynx SiriusXM Portable Radio gives you access to SiriusXM Satellite & Internet Radio. With Lynx, you can listen to SiriusXM Internet Radio anywhere there is a WiFi hotspot and Internet access. You also get coast-to-coast SiriusXM Radio coverage with the addition of a vehicle kit (LV1) or home kit (LH1); both sold separately. You can even add your own personal songs to the Lynx with a microSD card (sold separately). In addition, The Lynx SiriusXM Portable Radio supports Bluetooth audio streaming.

Note: SiriusXM Satellite Radio operates on the XM Network. If you already have a Sirius or XM Satellite Radio subscription, a multiple ratio discount (MRD) can be applied. Call 1.855.260.LYNX (5969) for an account department specific to the Lynx.

SiriusXM Subscription/Activation: The Lynx allows you to connect to SiriusXM Satellite Radio, SiriusXM Internet Radio, or both. Connecting to both services provides you with the complete experience, giving you access to all of the features Lynx has to offer. Whether you're in your home, in your vehicle (optional vehicle kit required), out walking or jogging (recorded content only), or within range of a Wi-Fi network, you'll always have a variety SiriusXM content available.

Note: Most of the channels are the same on the SiriusXM Satellite Radio and Internet Radio channel lineups, however, there are exclusive channels found on both the Satellite and Internet Radio services. The SiriusXM All Access package (subscription required) provides access to SiriusXM Satellite and Internet Radio. Other SiriusXM Packages also available.

SiriusXM Xtra Channels: The Xtra Channels are an additional 20+ new channels of music, sports, entertainment and a collection of channels dedicated to Spanish language programming. The Xtra channels are currently available as part of the SiriusXM Satellite Radio and SiriusXM Internet Radio lineups. Check out more new SiriusXM channels.

High Definition Touchscreen Display: The Lynx SiriusXM Portable Radio features a 3.5" high-resolution WVGA (800 x 480) color touchscreen display. Using your finger, you can tap the interactive screen icons to display and select items. By Swiping your finger across the screen left or right, and up or down, you are able browse through lists. Tap, hold, and drag your finger across the screen to move scroll bars and sliders, as well as favorite channel icons. You can manually adjust the overall brightness of the 3.5" touchscreen display, or set the brightness to 'Auto' to have the Lynx adjust the brightness according to the ambient light.

Show Finder Feature: The Show Finder is where you can find and discover all the shows on SiriusXM. Locate shows for both Satellite Radio and Internet Radio by channel, by category, or by name, and view show descriptions and schedules in the program guide (all shows are listed alphabetically). The Show Finder lists shows that are currently broadcasting and that will be broadcast during the next 7 days. Highlighted Shows are an easy way to find new and exciting shows that the SiriusXM programming department has highlighted. If you find an upcoming show you'd like to listen to, set an alert to be notified when the show begins to play, or set a recurring alert to be notified every time the show plays. In Show Finder, you can also manage your saved shows and show alerts.

Note: The Show Finder has an off-line mode that keeps a copy of the last show guide downloaded from the last satellite or Internet connection. The show guide will be available for up to 7 days. You will be notified that the Show Finder guide may be out of date and recommend that you connect to SiriusXM Satellite Radio or Internet Radio to get the latest information.

Display Screens: The Lynx SiriusXM Portable Radio provides various display screens to indicate channel and content information.

  • Now Playing Screen: The Now Playing screen is where you see what's currently playing. You can browse and change channels, pause, rewind and replay live radio, create and manage favorite channels, and learn more about the current song or show and artist. You can also set show and sports alerts for future events.
  • Action Panel: The Action Panel is where you can explore and learn more about the channel and show to which you are listening. Within the Action Panel, you can view show schedules, find future episodes, and set an alert for a particular episode, or for all episodes of the show.
  • Learn More: Learn More is where you can find additional information about the channel, about the currently playing show, and find and explore other channels with shows similar to the one to which you are currently tuned.

Channel Tuning: The Lynx SiriusXM Portable Radios offers several ways to tune in SiriusXM Satellite and Internet Radio channels.

  • Spectrum Channel Tuning: Spectrum Channel Tuning displays a preview card for each channel, which shows details about what is playing on the channel. You can explore other channels without changing the channel to which you are currently listening. Swipe the Now Playing screen left or right across the middle of the screen to display this feature.
  • Channel List Tuning: The Channel List displays a scrollable list of channels, along with the currently playing content for each channel. Channel List Tuning mode lets you select a channel by channel #, name, or category in an easy to view list.
  • Direct Tune: Channels can be tuned directly by entering the channel number from the on-screen numerical keypad. Direct Tune will no allow you to tune an invalid channel number.
  • Sort/Filter Options: Custom sort and filter options allow you to customize your channel tuning experience. The Sort function allows you to browse and view channels by channel Category, numerically by channel number (123), or by alphabetically by channel name (ABC) . The Filter option allows you to easily view All channels, only your Favorite channels, or by using a Custom category list.
  • Favorite Channels: Favorite channels are channels you have saved for quick access (presets). You can store up to 25 of your favorite channels for easy, one-touch tuning. Store up to 5 favorites on 5 different favorite pages.

Broadcast Timeline: SiriusXM Satellite Radio and Internet Radio let you go back on any channel to select and listen to previously broadcast programming. The Broadcast Timeline graphically displays the time on the Now Playing screen. The furthest point to the right represents live radio broadcast, and the furthest point to the left represents programming previously broadcast. The round marker shows you where you are listening in time relative to the Broadcast Timeline.

Built-in Memory: The Lynx features a large on-board memory that holds up to 200 hours of SiriusXM content. The unit's built-in memory lets you pause/replay live SiriusXM content, store your favorite channels as presets, set alerts, and record select Sirius Satellite Radio content.

Show Alert: You can set alerts for your favorite shows. You can choose to be alerted for the Next Episode, or for all Episodes. The Lynx will then automatically remind you that a shows is about to begin, so you can easily tune to it. The My Shows category is then populated with channels that are currently playing any of the shows for which you have set alerts in Show Finder. You can select up to 100 show alerts.

Built-in Bluetooth: The Lynx SiriusXM Portable Radio supports Bluetooth stereo audio streaming (Profiles: A2DP and AVRCP). Bluetooth audio streaming lets you move freely around the room with the Lynx Radio, while wirelessly streaming SiriusXM Internet Radio content. The Lynx is compatible with most Bluetooth stereo audio devices such as speakers, headphones, select car stereos, and home stereo units. The available LH1 Home Dock (sold separately) also supports Bluetooth audio streaming, so you can stream Sirius Satellite Radio content.

Note: Due to the differences in Bluetooth technology, some Bluetooth enabled devices may be incompatible, function improperly, or may not support all features when used with the Lynx. The Lynx is not compatible with Bluetooth hands-free (HF Profile) devices.

Built-in Speaker: The Lynx has a small internal speaker on the top (next to the Power button), through which you can listen to SiriusXM radio content.

Headphone Output: The Lynx SiriusXM Portable Radio is fitted with a 3.5mm headphone output jack to connect a set of headphones for private listening. When a headset is connected to the unit, the built-in speakers are muted. You can also use the 3.5mm headphone output to connect the device to your home receiver's Aux input.

Parental Controls: Parental Controls allow you to lock access to all mature content channels, designated as "xL" channels, with a lock code. These channels are displayed in lists as locked, and can be tuned by entering a 4 digit lock code.

Airplane Mode: Airplane mode turns off Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connections. Also, be sure to turn Airplane Mode off before inserting the Lynx into the LH1 Home Dock.

Firmware/Software Updates: SiriusXM may send firmware/software updates periodically and Lynx will automatically alert you when an update is available. The Lynx need to be connected to a Wi-Fi network with Internet access in order to check for and receive firmware/software updates.

SiriusXM Internet Radio

SiriusXM Internet Radio: SiriusXM Internet Radio provides the ability to listen to SiriusXM using a Wi-Fi connection in your home, office, or anywhere there is a Wi-Fi hotspot to which you can connect; and which is connected to the Internet. When you activate your SiriusXM Internet Radio subscription you will create a username and password that allow Lynx to connect and receive service. You can also use the same username and password to enjoy SiriusXM Internet Radio on your computer or other compatible device.

Wi-Fi Certified: The Lynx offers built-in WiFi and is designed to work with most Wi-Fi Hotspots. Lynx supports all consumer-grade authentication and encryption standards and employs a custom browser to allow logging in to captive portals. The Lynx is Wi-Fi b/g/n certified. This means it is designed to be compatible with wireless access points that support 802.11b, 802.11g or 802.11n (2.4GHz only) configurations.

SiriusXM Internet Radio Programming: SiriusXM Internet Radio delivers over 130 channels of SiriusXM programming, including channels available only on SiriusXM Internet Radio to the Lynx as well as to your PC or Mac, most smartphones, and other supported internet enabled devices. One subscription grants you access to multiple broadband connected devices so you can always have SiriusXM with you wherever you go.

Note: Check out SiriusXM.com/InternetRadio for the latest channel listings.

Start Now: The Start Now feature lets you go back in time up to 5 hours to select and listen to previously broadcast programming, when connected to SiriusXM Internet Radio.

Pause and Replay: You can pause SiriusXM Internet Radio for up to five hours and replay the stored content. Note that for music channels, you can only rewind 1 song, and skip forward 5 songs per hour.

Fast Forward/Rewind: You can move quickly through previously broadcast programming to get to what you want to hear.

Album Art/Artist Info: SiriusXM Internet Radio provides album art and read artist bios (when available).

SiriusXM Satellite Radio

SiriusXM Satellite Radio: SiriusXM Satellite Radio provides the ability to listen to SiriusXM broadcast from satellites stationed in space, via an antenna. The optional Home Kit (LH1) can be used to listen to SiriusXM Satellite Radio at your home or office. The optional Vehicle Kit (LV1) is required for SiriusXM Satellite Radio in your car.

SiriusXM Satellite Radio Programming: The SiriusXM Lynx Portable Radio supports SiriusXM programming with access to XM & Sirius Satellite Radio stations. You can receive more than 150 channels of exclusive programming directly from SiriusXM, via the SiriusXM Select package (subscription required). Here is a partial list of available channels - Howard Stern, Oprah, NFL, NASCAR, ESPN, Elvis Radio, Foxxhole, HairNation, Fox News, CNN, & many more.

Note: SiriusXM Satellite Radio operates on the XM Network. If you already have a Sirius or XM Satellite Radio subscription, a multiple ratio discount (MRD) can be applied. Call 1.855.260.LYNX (5969) for an account department specific to the Lynx.

TuneStart: When you tune to a Favorite music channel, Tune Start begins playing the current song from the beginning so that you can enjoy the complete song.

Note: If you tune away from a Favorite channel while a song is playing, and then tune back to the channel while the same song is playing, the song will continue to play from live.

Pause Live Radio: You can pause live radio and rewind so you can hear it again, or skip forward to hear what's next. You can pause SiriusXM Satellite Radio up to 30 minutes before you start losing what you haven't listened to yet.

Radio Replays: Radio Replays, when enabled, will automatically record the SiriusXM Satellite Radio channels you have stored as Favorites, up to 5 channels at a time. Radio Replays are blocks of SiriusXM content that Lynx has recorded and saved for you from your favorite channels, while you were listening to Satellite Radio. Lynx saves Radio Replays from the channels in the currently selected favorite channel page on the Now Playing screen. It takes a minimum of 15 minutes of listening to SiriusXM Satellite Radio for Lynx to begin saving Radio Replays. This ensures that you have enough content to enjoy when listening to Radio Replays. The more channels you save as favorite channels, the more channels you will have that are eligible for Radio Replays. Simply rotate the favorite channel page on the Now Playing screen every so often, so that Lynx will save Radio Replays from your other favorite channels. Certain channels are not eligible for Radio Replays.

Note: Up to 8 hours of Radio Replays may be saved by Lynx for each favorite channel, and they are continuously refreshed to keep them current. Radio Replay content that you have listened to is erased when you tune to other content, or turn Lynx off. If you don't listen to a favorite channel for 30 days, the Radio Replay for that channel is automatically deleted. Also, if you do not connect to Satellite Radio for 30 days, all Radio Replay content is deleted.

Preferred Channel: One favorite channel can be selected from all your favorite channels to be the Preferred Channel. Radio Replays will always be saved from the Preferred Channel, regardless of whether the channel is in the currently selected favorite channel page on the Now Playing screen.

Featured Favorites: Discover new satellite radio channels easily with SiriusXM Featured Favorites. Featured Favorites are collections of channels that are grouped into unique favorite pages by SiriusXM programming department. When available, they are added as special featured favorite pages after your own personal favorite channel pages. Featured Favorites are a great way to discover new channels. Lynx can support up to 25 features favorites.

Game Alert: SiriusXM broadcasts live play-by-play sporting events for the following leagues; NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, College Football, Men's College Basketball, and Women's College Basketball. You can set alerts to notify you when your sports team is playing on these channels with Game Alert. The My Sports category is then populated with channels that are currently playing any of the sporting events for which you have set Game Alerts. You can select up to 100 teams for game alerts.

Traffic & Weather: SiriusXM broadcasts traffic and weather information for the most congested markets across the country. If you live in one the broadcast traffic markets, you can assign the Traffic & Weather button to that market. When you press the button, the channel will tune to your desired traffic channel when the next traffic and weather broadcast for your selected city begins. The button then works as a channel return button allowing you to return to the last channel you were listening to.

My Library

My Library: The My Library is where you will find content that you can listen to anytime, and when Satellite or Internet Radio is not available. You can listen to Radio Replays which are blocks of content saved from your favorite channels while in Satellite Radio mode, or listen to your own personal music which you have added to the Lynx with an optional microSD memory card. The My Music list can be sorted by Artist or by Song (listed alphabetically).

microSD Slot: The Lynx SiriusXM Portable Radio contains a microSD slot for an optional microSD memory card (sold separately), used to store your own personal music and playlists for playback through the Lynx. You can store your own personal music collection on an optional microSD or microSDHC memory card in either MP3 (CBR/VBR), AAC (LC/LTP), or HE-AAC (v1/v2). Lynx does not support playback of DRM protected music content.

Note: There is no limitation to the size (capacity) of the microSD card.

PC Or Mac Connection: The Lynx can be connected to your Windows or Mac computer via the included USB cable. When the Lynx is connected to your computer, an inserted memory card (sold separately) will be recognized as a removal storage device. You can then copy and manage your personal songs and playlists on the microSD card.

Add-On Dock/Kit

Home Dock. The Home Dock (220SXIBH1, sold separately) allows you to connect the Lynx Portable Radio to your home stereo or powered speakers via a stereo audio cable, or connect the Lynx to another Bluetooth device. The LH1 Home Kit also includes an indoor/outdoor satellite radio antenna and remote control.

Vehicle Kit. The LV1 Vehicle Kit (220SXIV1, sold separately) allows you to connect the Lynx Portable Radio to your car stereo using Aux In, Bluetooth stereo streaming (A2DP), or the built-in PowerConnect FM transmitter. The LV1 Vehicle Kit also includes a magnetic mount Satellite Radio antenna.

Rechargeable Battery

Rechargeable Battery: The Lynx SiriusXM Portable Radio is powered by a rechargeable lithium-ion battery (1150 mAH). Enjoy hours of your favorite entertainment on a single battery charge. The lithium-ion battery is charged using the included USB travel charger and USB cable. One end of USB cable plugs into the Lynx's SiriusXM proprietary port, while the other end plugs into the USB (type-A) port on the travel charger. The USB travel charger then plugs into an AC wall outlet. The Lynx can also be charged via a USB port on your laptop or computer, using the included cable.

Display Time Out: The Lynx's touchscreen display can be set to turn off after the last time it was touched to save battery power. You can set this time to Never, 30 seconds, 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 minutes.

Auto Off: You can set the Lynx to power itself off after a predetermined amount of time. You can set this time to Never, 30 minutes, 1, 2, or 3 hours.

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