This is a review of the PStwo stand which is the vertical stand for the new slim redesign of the PlayStation 2 console.
Looks and Design:
The slim PStwo is tiny but lets face it on its side it takes up even more room than its fatter older brother ! This stand will show off your PStwo as it was meant to be seen. It is the same colour as the charcoal black PStwo and helps your PS2 look better than ever before by making it even more ergonomic and space saving.
Although it does look great the PStwo floats about half a centimetre above the stand and will shift very slightly from side to side if pushed, you'll only notice this if you look very closely so dont let it put you off.
The Stand is very well designed, it has a weighted metal bottom so your PStwo wont fall over when you turn it on or when a disk in inserted. It is also extremely easy to install, it simply inserts into the hole in the bottom on the PStwo and a small coin to tighten its one oversized screw finishes the job.
The Official stand is pretty tough as it is made out of metal but be warned if it takes trips to a hard floor the charcoal black plastic will come off which seriously spoils the finish. The screw used to attach it to your PStwo is very large and very tough and unless you're very careless you wont have to worry about damaging it.
Some may question the value of this accessory as after all it is only a stand with quite a hefty price tag of £9.99 on it but it does make your PStwo look alot better, and makes it easily useable in a compact space and for that £10 seems a fair price to pay.
Third party vertical stands are available too from the likes of 4Gamers and Madcatz, these stands do basically the same job but dont look as good. Both of these manufacturers built in a game stand allowing you to stash you favourite game next to your console, sounds good but actually it isnt they're just fattening up the space your slim PS2 takes. If you are interested in a third party stand expect to pay around £4.99 - £7.99.
Where Do I Buy It and How Much:
The Official Sony PStwo stand is available in good video game stores such as GAME and HMV for around £9.99. If you are an online shopper than you may get a better price by checking out the likes of amazon.co.uk, play.com or the game webisite game.uk.com.