School ended last week and since the kids were immediately whisked away for few days at Camp Grandma and Grandpa, I had a little more time to relax, catch up on some unfinished projects, and get to know my Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) a little better.
As part of the #PSPFamilyFun Program, my PSP came preloaded with all kinds of great age appropriate content for my kids like games, comics, and movies. Since Little Miss Techie and Captain Computer weren’t around, I set up our hammock in the shade, grabbed a cold drink, and enjoyed watching It’s Complicated right in my backyard! Photo below was taken inside due to glare on the screen.
I love the design of the PSP because it was ergonomical and comfortable to hold while watching the movie. The picture was also crystal clear thanks to the high resolution screen. I know it will be great for movie watching on the go thanks to it being so light (approximately 10 ounces!) yet it has a large enough screen (4 ½”) so Little Miss Techie and Captain Computer will be able to view it with ease during flights later this summer.
I found that the sound quality on the PSP to be much better than expected. While it wasn’t THX theater quality or akin to home surround sound, it did not have the tinny sound that many portable devices seem to have. I also appreciate that the highest volume setting on the PSP won’t wreck my kids’ ears, even if they do plug in a set of headphones when using the PSP for movie watching on the go.
While I didn’t exactly have 2 hours to watch the movie from start to finish (wouldn’t that have been indulgent!), it was easy for me to figure out where I had left off thanks to the navigational features that allow me to view scences in 15 second, 30 second, or 1 minute intervals. Even though it may sound tedious to go through thumbnails a minute at a time, the right arrow on the joystick control takes users through scences at lightning fast speed while the counter in the bottom right corner shows play time versus total run time.
What have been some of your favorite movies this year that you think I should add to my PSP to get us ready for summer travel? Leave a comment for kids’ movies and another for movies you think I would like and each comment will be an entry to win a $50 Sony PSP gift card courtesy of the Sony #PSPFamilyFun campaign! Please include your Twitter handle or email in your entries! Thanks!
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And thanks to everyone who commented here with suggestions about games I should add to my PSP! I love your great ideas and look forward to adding more content in time for summer travel!
I was invited to participate in the PSP Summer Family Fun blogger program by Sony Corporate Entertainment America and share my experiences using the PSP. I received these items to document my experiences and was not compensated for my participation however, I do hope that my involvement might allow me the opportunity to win a BlogHer conference sponsorship.
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