PSP What ?
If you have no idea what a Sony PSP is, better brace yourself. The Sony PSP is a high-tech portable game console created Shin'ichi Ogasawara for Sony, and this gadget took the gaming world by storm when it was unveiled by Sony for the first time on May 11, 2004 at a Sony press conference. Its Japanese release followed a few months later, on December 12, 2004. It is 177 mm long, 74 mm wide and 23 mm thick, and weights a mere 0.62 grams. This basically means that it is a total entertainment center that fits right in the palm of your hand.
Whether you are serious gamer or a novice, the PSP will definitely end as your favorite toy in no time. You can do a LOT with a PSP. First and foremost, the gadget is a gaming console, which means that you can download and play your favorite games anytime, anywhere. But aside form this there are a lot of other things that you can do with the Sony PSP.
If you are movie buff, you will surely love the Sony PSPís video playback capabilities. The Sony PSP allows you to watch videos on UMD format, videos which you can buy for around $12 to 19. With a little help from PSPWare you can also store videos in other movie formats like MPG, WAVI, VOB, etc. Say goodbye to long boring hours of having nothing to do. You can watch movies on your PSP while waiting for your latte, waiting on line, or while sitting stuck in traffic. You can also do the same for music. You can download MP3s into the PSP, perfect for travelling or sitting stuck in traffic. You can even turn your little gadget into an MP3 boombox. Just connect the PSP to the PSP Stereo amplifier and youíll be blasting music in no time.
With the PSPís large screen you can view stored pictures, albums, and any other file that can be stored in JPEG. This way you can show off pictures of your friends, family, or even your dog.
If you would rather read than watch movies, the PSP also has something for you. Any serious bookworm will fall in love with the the PSPBook, because it allows you to download and read e-books right in your own PSP. The software converts text files into JPEG images for easy reading.
The PSP also allows you to connect to the Internet. With the PSPís wireless networking capabilities you can surf the net to your heartís content, and never feel disconnected from the world ever again. The PSP is equipped with a 802.11b wifi capability that allows you to connect and play with other PSP users. You can also get a free web browser if you decide to upgrade to the latest PSP firmware.
Clearly there are more things that you can do with your Sony PSP aside from these, and it is up to you to discover those. However, one thing is for sure. The Sony PSP is definitely one of the top gaming/ entertainment consoles that any serious techie should not go without.