Logitech PlayGear Pocket Slim (PSP) review: Logitech PlayGear Pocket Slim (PSP)

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CNET Editors' Rating

3.5 stars Very good
  • Overall: 7.5
  • Design: 8.0
  • Features: 7.0
  • Performance: 7.0
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The Good Inexpensive; doesn't add to much bulk to the PSP; helps improve ergonomics while playing games.

The Bad No room for storing UMD games or extra memory cards.

The Bottom Line If you can live without any room for storing UMD games or extra memory cards, the Logitech PlayGear Pocket Slim is one of the best cases available for your slim PSP.

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Soon after the original Sony PSP (the PSP 1000) hit the market a few years ago, Logitech put out the PlayGear Pocket, a protective carrying case for the Sony gaming handheld, which we really liked. Now Logitech has released the same case for newer, slimmer PSP models (the PSP 2000, released in 2007, and the PSP 3000, coming October 2008). It's basically the same case, just a bit smaller. As a result, most of what we said in our earlier review applies to this case as well.

This simple, yet sleek, case is made of hard, clear plastic, but it's lined with firm, black foam rubber, so it appears to be predominantly black. For creative types, the good news is the rubber lining slips out, allowing you to slide your own artwork between the plastic and the foam, thereby customizing the look of the case. That's why Logitech describes the product as skinnable. (Key the words "PlayGear Pocket skins" into Google and you will find plenty of designs that you can print out on a color printer and cut out to fit in the case).

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Where to Buy

Logitech PlayGear Pocket Slim (PSP)

Part Number: 943-000015 Released: Sep. 22, 2008

MSRP: $14.99

See manufacturer website for availability.

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  • Release date Sep. 22, 2008
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Executive Editor David Carnoy has been a leading member of CNET's Reviews team since 2000. He covers the gamut of gadgets and is a notable e-reader and e-publishing expert. He's also the author of the novels Knife Music and The Big Exit. Both titles are available as Kindle, iBooks, and Nook e-books.