My PS Vita case is a sock

It's cheap, it's soft, it fits my Sony PlayStation Vita like a glove. Or, a sock.

My other Vita case is my other sock. Scott Stein/CNET

I have a PS Vita, and here's what I'm using to protect it. Yes, it's a clean white sock. Turned inside-out, of course, to keep away lint. Low-cut, I might add, to eliminate unneeded tube-sock. I'm a size 11.

Here's the rub with high-end electronics bearing tremendous screens: we're terrified of scratching them, and yet so few come with cases in the box. Like any recently released device, few peripherals are available from the get-go. I remember hunting for an iPhone case when the first one was released...same with the iPad.

The original PSP did come with a soft little neoprene sheath, but I lost that slipcase long ago. However, the Vita is wide enough and long enough to fit in a sock just fine--word to the case-thrifty. Of course, you can always buy one of Sony's first-party cases for as little as $19.99, or even try fitting an old PSP case on for size, but where's the fun in that? After all, haven't you ever given your gadget the sock treatment?

Read CNET's full PS Vita review here.

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Scott Stein is a senior editor covering iOS and laptop reviews, mobile computing, video games, and tech culture. He has previously written for both mainstream and technology enthusiast publications including Wired,, Men's Journal, and Maxim, and regularly appears on TV and radio talking tech trends.


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