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Hama PSP Series for Sony Playstation Portable

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      25.06.2010 00:21
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      Good case which gives you piece of mind

      As consoles go the PSP is a decent effort. I have had mine now since Christmas 2008 and really enjoy playing on it and must say am very impressed by the graphic quality of the machine. But what this console needs is a great carry case to stop any damage happening to it and that's what you get from Hama.

      Giving you a bit of background on the PSP, the console is a seventh generation handheld computer game console from the makers of the Playstation series. The console has come in numerous incarnations now with my firm favourite being the PSP lite which is a slim line console with a large screen to play on. Unlike the Nintendo DS the console which has a touch screen the PSP is reliant on buttons and a thumb stick. The buttons are of the same style as that of Playstation (a cross, circle, triangle and square). Additionally there are also a left and right bumper button on the top which certain games utilise better than others (Locoroco)

      With this control system it is very easy to control most games and with the clear crisp screen all games tend to look really beautiful. The screen is a 480 x 272 pixels which to the average person means that you will get a great quality image from both games and films.

      To play on the PSP you will need to also buy a memory card to keep inside the console. This is a card similar in size and to those you would put in a camera. Without this you will be unable to save any progress you make on any of your games.

      When you switch on the PSP you come across a screen which is easy to navigate and use. If you own a Playstation 3 then you will be aware of the layout of this. For everyone else it is a series of columns each with a variety of options in them (from Internet access to games). The console is a good device also to go online with as the screen makes it very easy to surf website although I find it tricky to type on consoles that do not have a keyboard.

      The console is quite expensive. On average you can look to pay anywhere between £150 to £200 for one (depending on deals and games bundles).

      One major drawback for me is that the PSP despite its great technology really has a lack of great games to play on it. I find it very rare to really crave a game on the PSP which is something I am more likely to do on my Xbox 360 or Wii. However, for those games which are worth the money then this console really makes the most of them and gives the gamer a really good gaming experience.

      Sony Computer Entertainment
      Retail availability
      Japan: December 12, 2004
      USA & Canada: March 24, 2005
      Europe & Australia: September 1, 2005
      Units sold Worldwide:
      Over 60 million
      Storage capacity:
      Memory Stick Duo and Memory Stick PRO Duo
      32 MB, or 64 in the 2000, 3000, and PSPGo models.
      Wi-Fi (802.11b),[2] IrDA, USB
      PSP1000: 280 grams (9.9 oz)
      PSP3000: 189 grams (6.7 oz)
      PSP GO: 158 grams (5.6 oz)
      Best-selling game:
      Monster Hunter Freedom Unite (3.5 million)
      Now with this in mind it is very clear that you are not wishing to damage your console. The Hama is a black case just big enough to store the PSP inside with space also to slot in up to four games. It opens at the top and is sealed by Velcro. The close fit snugly inside the vest and is protected from damage by the cushioned inside. This protects the console from minor accidents like dropping it from a small height or spilling liquids over the carry case (It is reasonably water proof although I would not recommend dropping it into a pool of water).
      The case is black in colour and looks stylish which is a nice extra to go with your already expensive console. On the whole you can pick one up for around £10 to £15. A must buy to protect your valuable property.


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