Sure you’ve got the lint cloth and carrying case that came with the PSP, but chances are you’re going to need an extra accessory or two. But wait! Put your wallet back into your pocket and slowly step away from your videogame retailer. First, read our rundown of the must-have peripherals for your new system.
PlayGear Pocket Case www.logitech.com • $25
One part case, two parts transformer, Logitech’s formfitting tote is all kick-ass. The tension lid can act as a visor for those sunny afternoons or flip over for use as a stand. Openings on the back for shoulder-button access and audio ports mean you can pimp strut to school or the office while listening to Usher.
Leather Case • www.notestation.com • $39
Gen-u-ine leather, complete with magnetic snap and spots for extra UMDs and Mem Sticks. Nice.
Protective Sheets by Intec
www.intec-link.com • $7
Supplement your protection ensemble with these clingy plastic sheets that fit perfectly over your PSP screen, eliminating dust and grime buildup.
Screen Armor by Nyko
www.nyko.com • $10
An anodized aluminum shell with a rubber underside is the ultimate barrier between the harsh outside world and your PSP screen.
Monitor Brush by Kensington
www.kensington.com • $5
Use this instead of your T-shirt for wipe downs.
The 32MB Memory Stick Pro Duo that comes with the PSP is just fine for game saves, but you’ll want a bigger stick if you plan to listen to audio or watch MPEG versions of Three’s Company at a moment’s notice.
You could go with a Sony stick and pay a premium or opt for a Day-Glo version from SanDisk. The difference? Virtually none (except for the price—Sony’s sticks cost about twice as much). In fact, according to SanDisk, it codeveloped and is a co-patent-holder on the technology alongside Sony. Isn’t competition grand?
Copyright © 2005 Ziff Davis Media Inc. All Rights Reserved. Originally appearing in Electronic Gaming Monthly.