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PSP Aluminum Case
Score: 95%
Developer: PDair
Device Type: Accessory


Let’s be honest – the PSP may look great, but it really wasn’t built for the rigors of travel. It can take most minor bumps, though one big drop and you’re out about $200. Among the number of protection solutions being offered is the PSP Aluminum Case from PDair.


As far as cases go, the PSP Aluminum Case does a great job at offering protection from some of the bigger bumps your PSP might take while on the go. It won’t survive more extreme hazards such as tumbles down stairs, drops from high places or crushing blows, though it still protects from things that would likely cause the system to break.

The case is lightweight, yet durable. The inside is lined with a thin padding that allows the system to fit into the case snuggly, and gives a little more padding in case of impact. I was surprised with how well the snap-top lid held since, at first glance, it doesn’t look like much.

Several spots are cut out of the case, allowing you to play the system without having to remove it from the case. At first I didn’t think I’d like this, though I actually found the PSP more comfortable to play while in the case. When I first tried playing with the case, the hanging portion of the case was annoying. Eventually I placed the hanging porting between my palms and found that it made playing the PSP much more comfortable – especially in games requiring the analog nub.

  • Durable, Lightweight Design
  • Padded Lining
  • Snap-Tight Lid
  • Anodized Aircraft-Grade Aluminum Construction

Drawbacks & Problems::

The PSP Aluminum Case has few drawbacks, if any. One of the more minor complaints I had was that the metal was a great temperature conductor, so I either burned my hands a bit or found the case cold to the touch. But this, of course, is minor and in no way a design flaw. The portions of the case that are cut out, especially the area around the shoulder buttons, could be a problem if the system happens to take an awkward fall. While in the case, there’s no way to access the UMD drive either, so you’ll have to remove the system if you want to switch games.

Overall, the PSP Aluminum Case is a great protection option if you are looking for a way to protect your PSP.

-Starscream, GameVortex Communications
AKA Ricky Tucker

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