PSP Accessory

Video game consoles have been around for decades with smaller hand held versions of them coming soon after. The PSP (PlayStation Portable) is no exception, being somewhere between a miniature version of the PlayStation 2, while also being almost a sort of PS 2.5. Along with hundreds of games to play on the system, along with just as many UMDs (Universal Media Discs), there are also dozens of PSP accessories. There’s everything from carrying cases to battery packs,

to the ability to turn your PSP into a small entertainment center.Soft Case with Wrist Strap
One of the many PSP accessories is a soft case and wrist strap. This case came with the PSP-1000, but none of the later models despite the obvious need and demand for it. It’s a slim foam case that is small enough to still fit easily into your pocket while also being sturdy and protective enough that if you were to accidentally bang your PSP against a table while it’s inside the case it won’t even be scratched. The wrist strap is also a very useful idea. It can be worn on the wrist while playing the console so that if you lose your grip and the PSP slips, it won’t fall any further than the give of the wrist strap (which is only a couple of inches).Skins, Decals and Faceplates
The original PSP came only in black.

While more colors have been introduced, many people want to further personalize their hand held console. For this reason, skins, decals and faceplates make great PSP accessories. By changing the colors or even by adding unique designs, the PSP gamer can be sure that his gaming system is unique to his or her own personality and turn their store bought item that all their friends have into something that can be one of a kind.Speakers
With PSP accessories, you can easily turn your gaming device into a miniature home theater system. Speakers made exclusively for the PSP let you plug your gaming system in so its sound can be projected for everyone to hear without the need for ear buds. This can be very useful to play UMDs for a more theatrical-like experience.Memory Cards and Expansion
The PSP accessory that you virtually cannot do without is a memory card. The memory card is where all your data (such as saved games) get stored. These come in data sizes allowing you to store more games or even photos and music. There’s also a memory expansion converter which allow you to use SD cards, Mini SD cards, or MMC memory cards instead of the PSP memory stick, allowing you a much greater amount of storage capability.

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Setting Up Your Home Theater System

What do the words home theater mean to you? A big screen TV in your living room with surround sound speakers hidden behind the couch, or a custom designed room with every possible high-end audio/video equipment and dedicated theater seating? The choice comes down to your level of use… and your pocketbook.Start with the room you plan to use as your home theater. If it’s your multi-purpose living room, think about mounting a flat-panel LCD HDTV on the wall and finding one of the many artistic solutions for hiding the screen when it’s not in use. Make sure the furniture that houses your audio/video components has a cable management system to hide power cords and sufficient ventilation. Rear wheels on the cabinet make accessing your connections much easier!There is a large range of possible entertainment centers: a plasma console or wall system, an entertainment center with bookcase or storage, cabinets to hold a large screen display. Be sure to measure your room accurately to know what will fit best in the space you have available. If you’re redoing a room or moving to a new place, now is a good time to pre wire the room for audio,

video, security and communication needs, including cabling for future technologies. It makes for an elegant, nearly invisible installation of equipment,

with more leeway in the type of furniture you choose. Another possibility – if your “home theater” room also includes your computer desk, think about using your PC to store and play your favorite MP3 files, patched through an amplifier.There are so many choices – media stands, audio stands that hold 5 to 10 AV components, TV stands for any size television (some loaded with features like wire management systems, adjustable shelves, open ventilation, tempered glass) – as well as choices in styles and finishes, from the beauty of natural hardwoods to contemporary design elements. With such a broad variety of audio/video and other furnishings, mounts and accessories, even the most demanding A/V enthusiast or home decorator will be satisfied with the way your home theater looks.Once you’ve housed your components, the next most important choice involves your seating. Do you prefer watching movies in your home theater from the comfort of a recliner, cuddled with someone special on a couch, or from dedicated custom theater seating? Do you prefer seating covered with micro fiber fabric, microfiber suede, faux leather or premium leather? Does a home theater conjure up visions of kids with large tubs of buttered popcorn, beer and chips for the guys watching the big game, or romantic glasses of wine? Choose an easy-to-clean surface, and have sturdy tables close at hand to your seating.As long as you’re visualizing your perfect home theater set-up, remember to connect the lighting and the home theater system to a master remote control. With a few taps of your finger, the DVD spins, the lights dim, you sink into your seat, and enter a galaxy far, far away… right from home.

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