The era of no-compromises handheld gaming has arrived. Get ready for immersive, 3D gaming on a console that is poised
to change the way we think about portable devices. With wireless internet, video and digital music playback, and incredible data storage and connectivity options, the Sony PSP–or PlayStation Portable–is a complete solution for the mobile digital lifestyle. Sony has hit the mark by combining both horsepower and groundbreaking features into a package that weighs just a hair more than half a pound.
From a controls perspective, the PSP is made for gaming. If you’re familiar with a PlayStation controller, you’ll be a pro at the PSP’s controls in no time. Directional buttons, as well as an analog stick are provided. Meanwhile, the familiar left and right shoulder buttons, as well as triangle, circle, cross and square buttons are integrated into the device’s slim case. Finally, home, select, and start buttons give you quick access and control over the PSP’s important functions.
While the UMD is great for read-only media such as games and movies, Sony solves the problem of data storage with the addition of a Memory Stick Duo slot. With Memory Stick Duo media, you can store your saved games, downloaded online content, personal video and audio files, and more. When you want access to these files from your PC, simply use the PSP’s USB 2.0 port to turn the device into a fast portable media drive. Then, drag and drop files such as your photos, MP3s, and videos onto the PSP, just as you would any other removable storage device. The PSP ships with a 32 MB Memory Stick Duo, and additional media with higher storage capacities are available.
A Digital Companion
What’s in the Box
Every season brings a new crop of electronic gadgets and widgets of all sorts. Some of the hottest new electronic gadgets discussed in this article are not yet available in stores in the United States, but with the Internet, one can get a jump on learning about them and purchasing some of them. These gadgets cover a wide range of prices from very affordable to high end.
Ultimate Electronics for Geeks Flash drives are almost indispensable and they are capable of holding more data all the time and the prices have dropped dramatically. Now, these little gadgets are becoming fashion accessories as well. They are now available in specific pantone colors, lego blocks, sports balls, and mimobots to name a few.
The techs at apple are continuing to wow folks with electronic gadgets that are both stylish and functional. The i-Pod and its spin-offs are hot sellers because they are fun, compact, and hold a lot of music and other types of media files. The new MacBook Air has created a stir of excitement. It’s packed with power but is slim enough to fit in an envelope making it very portable.
Electronic Equipment: State-of-the-Art cell phones and PDAs continue to be hot gadgets with each company offering new and different bells and whistles or imitating others. The i-Phone looks hot and is spawning copycats everyday. The i-Phone is also being designed into a new model with a clear clamshell cover but we don’t know yet when it will be available to consumers.
For hands-free use of a cell phone, PDA, or media player there are a couple of cool new devices coming out. Jabra has an interesting looking bluetooth set. The BT3030 resembles a dog tag. It comes with bluetooth 2.0+EDR, HSP, HFP, A2DP and AVRCP support, and six buttons for sending / ending calls and controlling music playback, as well as volume control. Tonino Lamborghini has designed a lightweight bluetooth headset that comes with the legendary bull logo. The Lamborghini Bello weighs less than 9 grams and offers 6 hours of talk time or 160 hours of standby time.
The Blackberry Pearl is now available for AT&T users. This pocket-sized gadget is more than a phone. It comes with a 2 megapixel camera that is video capable, a headphone jack, Quadband GSM/EDGE connectivity, WiFi support, Push-to-talk, GPS navigation, memory card slot, and bluetooth.
Another way to stay connected is with Sagem’s new WiFi enabled Internet radio and clock. In addition to thousands of internet-based radio stations, this unit also features an FM radio, digital alarm clock with sleep and snooze functions and even a remote control.