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|Expanding the PSP universe, PSPgo is the smallest, lightest PSP yet.Which means it's now even easier for you to play great games, listen to your favorite music, watch videos, view photos, surf the Internet and chat with friends on the move.Plus, with Bluetooth 2.0 technology now added to the mix, PSPgo also retains its critically acclaimed Wireless features including Ad Hoc Mode (direct PSP to PSP Wireless connection), Infrastructure Mode (PSP to Wireless local area network (WLAN) connection), Remote play (PSP to PS3 Wireless local area network connection) and Game Sharing, which allows you to share specific game features between two PSP systems. Never has there been so much power in your pocket.PSPgo has a brand new look that's perfect for slipping into your pocket when you're on the go. The system's stylish slide open design reveals the familiar PSP button layout and feature set - complete with analog stick and built-in microphone. PSPgo is now the ultimate portable PlayStation gaming system.|
|Product Name||Sony PSP go|
|UPC||0711719851301, 637664301015, 711719108856, 711719109150|
|Product Line||Sony PSP|
|Device Input Support||Game pad|
|Video Color Output||Color|
|Audio Output Support||Stereo|
|Power & Battery|
|Battery UpTime||Up To 6 Hours|
|Power Source Types||Power Supply - internal|
|Battery Type||Rechargeable Lithium-Ion|
|Display Size||3.8 in.|
|Display Resolution||480 x 272|
|Integrated Flash Memory Capacity||64 MB|
|Ram Capacity||64 MB|
|Region Code||Region Free|
|Memory Capacity||4 MB|
|Hard Drive Capacity||16 GB|
Sleeker, slimmer PSP design; 16GB of internal storage; expansion slot for additional memory; Bluetooth connectivity; good integration with PS3; can access multiple downloaded games without needing to keep bulky UMDs at hand; you can pause and resume game states.
Pricey, despite lack of touch screen and second analog stick; smaller screen (but same resolution); awkward placement of analog stick, volume, and display controls; unable to play UMD games or use old PSP accessories; uses obscure and expensive Memory Stick M2 format for memory expansion; battery not user-replaceable; slow download times for large games; online store not as intuitive as others (like the App Store).
The PSP Go is a sleek and sexy redesign, but its high price tag and some frustrating caveats mean it's not a must-have upgrade for existing PSP owners--at least for now.
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PSP Go is a nice rich product. Description
Get a complete entertainment system in your hands with the most portable PSP yet, the Sony PSP go. This Sony piano black helps you download music, video, movies, games and much more from the play station network. The 16GB memory of this Sony video game lets you store all your files, photos, videos, games, etc. The Sony PSP go has built-in Bluetooth support that allows you to connect with many devices wirelessly. The 3.8-inch LCD screen of this Sony piano black gives you amazing viewing experience with extra-ordinary video quality. This Sony video game has no UMDs, hence it helps you save energy and lets you function in a most efficient manner. Let gaming be an ultimate passion with the Sony PSP go.
Dimensions (WxDxH): 12.8 cm X1.7 cm X6.9 cm
Audio Output: Stereo
Expansion Slots Total: 1 Memory Stick Micro (M2)
Max. Resolution: 480 x 272
Processor: 333 MHz
Weight 0.158 Kg
Composite video output, Headphones, USB
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Sony PSP Go Handheld Game Device
PSP Go Review, by Matt Peckham October 5, 2009
Lop the disc drive off Sony's PlayStation Portable and add a Mylo-inspired slide-screen gamepad, and you get the PSP's smaller, lighter, more dearly priced cousin--the trendier PSP Go. Sony has hiked the platform's price tag from $170 to $250, five-sixths the cost of a new PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360 Elite, a reprogrammable gaming robot, or dinner at Heston Blumenthal's exalted restaurant, The Fat Duck. In exchange you get nips and tucks in the weight and size, a modestly retooled grip interface, Bluetooth support, and 16GB of internal flash memory.
Nintendo has whittled down its DS twice since launch, so competitive turnabout is fair play. Sony's PSP Go is actually the platform's fourth metamorphosis, lowering the handheld's weight to 5.6 ounces--16 percent lighter than the PSP Slim and 43 percent lighter than the original PSP-1000. It's also 35 percent smaller than the PSP Slim, packing everything the older model had except the UMD drive into a third less space, and that's including the 480-by-272-pixel widescreen LCD. The flip side: The LCD's pixels now occupy less physical space, since Sony shrank the diagonal span from 4.3 inches to 3.8 inches. The ramifications vary by game, but if you've ever struggled to read on-screen text in a PSP game or legacy PlayStation 1 title, count on the Go not to do your eyes any favors.
As an objet d'art, the Go--an elegant black rectangle cradled between glossy, beveled half circles--runs rings around its predecessors. It comes in two colors, "piano black" or "pearl white." The high-gloss black model is a fingerprint magnet, expectedly, but the slide-out gamepad mitigates that by employing a matte finish that's more resistant to smearing. You'll still want to keep a cleaning cloth handy for the screen, of course.
Everything except the PlayStation menu button, the stereo speakers, and the network indicator lights has migrated to the slide-out gamepad and between the shoulder buttons along the system's top side. Pop the gamepad out, and the d-pad and buttons now rest below--as opposed to along either side of--the LCD (ditto the select/start buttons).
The boldest change, whether intentional or born of spatial necessity, is the relocation of the thumb-nub (the 360-degree joystick that's almost flush with the surface): It now rests immediately to the right of the d-pad. On older models it was positioned below the d-pad, to the left of the screen--an awkward position that led to cramping with extended play, since your thumb jutted out with no place to rest. The PSP Go's nub sits where your thumb naturally goes, eliminating the strain issue. The nub's smaller size also allows medium-size fingers to interact with the device more precisely, though gamers with thicker fingers may find it difficult to maneuver.
The Go's smaller, silver-tone shoulder buttons correct a shortcoming of older models, as they're much quieter when rapidly pressed. The audio controls and brightness settings, meanwhile, have relocated to the side space previously occupied by the mini-USB connector, where they're easy to get at--until you slide the device open. Thereafter you have to flip the unit 90 degrees to see them. It's too bad Sony didn't opt to slip them into the empty space below the stereo speakers, or even above the nub and start/select buttons on the gamepad itself.
Replacing Sony's proprietary Memory Stick Pro Duo slot is an
Sleeker, slimmer PSP design; 16GB of internal storage; expansion slot for additional memory; Bluetooth connectivity; good integration with PS3; can access multiple downloaded games without needing to keep bulky UMDs at hand; you can pause and resume game states. Pricey, despite lack of touch screen and second analog stick; smaller screen (but same resolution); awkward placement of analog stick, volume, and display controls; unable to play UMD games or use old PSP accessories; uses obscure and expensive Memory Stick M2 format for memory expansion; battery not user-replaceable; slow download times for large games; online store not as intuitive as others. The PSP Go is a sleek and sexy redesign, but its high price tag and some frustrating caveats mean it's not a must-have upgrade for existing PSP owners--at least for now.
I bought the PSP Go for my teenage daughter for Christmas, before I realized that you can ONLY get games, videos etc. from the Playstation Network. The PSP go is smaller than the PSP 1000 2000 3000, which makes it nice cause it's pocket sized and perfect for some traveling hand-held gaming. Game play (graphics and speed) even from the memory card is responsive and colorful, all the button and switches (volume, wireless, power, etc.) are located in out-of-the-way locations so you don't accidentally press them during game play.
Over-all it's a nice set-up but I can only rate the PSP go as "average" because you can only buy games and new videos from the Playstation Network, which only works for purchases .0001% of the time for me (check out the Playstation Network forums before you buy a PSP go, this is not and uncommon problem). If I have the need in the future to purchase a PSP I will go with a system that takes the UMD games and movies that way the kiddies can switch/lend games and movies and also be able to use the PSN to get games/videos (if PSN ever gets the purchasing to work right).
The PSP Go is byfar one of the most inovative techno gagets on the market today. Sony has taken the there origional PSP and completely redesigned it into a smaller more mobile gaming device while keeping best features of the origional.
My favorite feature of the PSP Go is that it no longer requires the use of UMDs. Instead of having to carry around numberous amounds of games and movies, everything can now be downloaded directly to the PSP G0s internal flash memory.
Also it now uses the smaller m2 memory cards instead of the pro duo memory cards. A minor change but a nice one at that. The PSP Gos memory can also be doubled! It comes with 16gb internal flash and is currently able to hold up to 16gb more with a m2 card giving you a whopping 32gb of memory, which will be necessary with the memory consumption of the downloadable games and movies.
Another feature, one that im a little sad about, is that the screen is half and inch smaller. It not bad, the resolution stays the same but it takes a little bit of time to get used to if your used to the origional PSP.
No more battery level percentage indicator.
Now i dont know if its just me, but i think the graphics are just a little bit better than the origionals. It may just look like they are because the screen is smaller but im not sure. They do look better though.
The usb has also changed, instead of using the standard mini usb slot it now uses a its own PSP adaptor. Personally i think this is a bit of a downer, i own many usb mini usb cables and now im reduced to using just the one that came with the PSP unless i go buy another, its ok as long as i dont ever forget my cable or just plain lose it.
Bluetooth, yep the PSP Go now uses bluetooth. For all of you who know what it is, it opens up a small new way to interact with your PS3 and other object. The bluetooth also enables you to connect a PS3 controller to your PSP so that you can stand up ur PSP and use the controller instead. This is nice because the PS3 controller is bigger and better for people with bigger hands.
Which leads me to.... The controles are alot closer together which is a bit rough for the gamers with larger hands. It takes time to get used to, and hand cramps are more frequent but its not bad.
All in all the PSP Go is a great system. Sleek design meets universal functionality. Only flaw is the cramped controls.
If you dont already own a PSP then you may consider the Go, if you are a current owner of a origional PSP and its the 2000 or 3000 version then upgrading isnt really necessary.
Keep in mind this is all in my OWN personal opinion is and is not to be reflected onto anyone else.