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Keeping expensive products safe from scratches and damage is becoming a more important task as we carry hundreds of pounds worth of electronics with us everyday. The Playstation Portable is also an expensive device, one which needs to be protected to even consider it a portable games system. Therefore choosing a suitable case for the system is highly vital to the system's lifespan. Today I'm going to be reviewing the Logitech Playgear Pocket which has protected my PSP for over 2 years now.
The case is clear and very tight fitting for the PSP. It is opened by gently pushing in the button on the front of the case to release it from the clip. You can then pull open the top half of the case which is on a hinge. This can swing round about 250 degrees. There are black foam pads on the inside of both the front and back of the shell. These are removable if you want to be able to see your PSP through the case. The back foam has a circle cut out of it so you can see the PSP emblem at the back. The foam pads being removable is very helpful! This means you can make an image and cut it into the shape of the case, slot it in, put the foam pad back on and then you have a personalised case. There are templates online you can use for your images. Although on the front you will still see the small logitech logo which is on the shell itself.
The case is designed for the PSP which is apparent as the case has a hole on the area where the power cable would go to charge the PSP and also one for headphones. The case itself is very useful. You can use it to block the sunlight by retracting it about 45 degrees. If you swing the upper part of the case all the way around then you have your own PSP stand. The PSP can sit in this position which is ideal for watching videos or listening to music where holding the PSP all the time would be impractical.
This is for me, the highlight of the case. It is solid plastic and very protective. I sleep on a raised bed with my face almost touching the ceiling. I keep my PSP under my pillow inside the case. There has been multiple times where the PSP has fallen off the bed, smashed off the ladders and hit the ground. The PSP in all cases was absolutely fine, the case only suffered minor scratches. The hinge is also very strong and has not shown any signs of weakness.
Although the case is superb for me and I can't really fault it, I must think of some negatives. All that I could come up with is that the case is hard and slightly bulky. There also isn't any storage area inside for memory sticks or UMD s like some other cases.