Sony PSP and Apple iPod Video Compared

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Date: Wednesday, October 19th, 2005, 01:50
Category: iPod

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First, let me explain how I use my PSP. I don’t play games on my PSP or any of my gadgets for that matter. (No offense to the gamers out there.) When I commute, I listen to music. When I travel, I watch movies. And when I hang out in a coffee shop I surf the web (when I don’t feel like busting out my PowerBook). Having the ability to show images is fun, too, but I typically just use the picture functionality to view maps or show off some of my photography.
To summarize my user habits, I use my portable device to listen, watch and surf. The new iPod falls short in one category and unfortunately, it’s a big one for me; surfing the web. Maybe this isn’t a big deal for others, but I’m trying to cover all aspects of these two devices.
Read on…


sony-psp-white.gif
First, let me explain how I use my PSP. I don’t play games on my PSP or any of my gadgets for that matter. (No offense to the gamers out there.) When I commute, I listen to music. When I travel, I watch movies. And when I hang out in a coffee shop I surf the web (when I don’t feel like busting out my PowerBook). Having the ability to show images is fun, too, but I typically just use the picture functionality to view maps or show off some of my photography.
To summarize my user habits, I use my portable device to listen, watch and surf. The new iPod falls short in one category and unfortunately, it’s a big one for me; surfing the web. Maybe this isn’t a big deal for others, but I’m trying to cover all aspects of these two devices.
Here are the obvious similarities:
Black or white cases. (Really, there is a white PSP out there)
MP3 + AAC Audio (protected AACs from Apple only work on iTunes supported products.)
MPEG-4 video (The only one that really matters here. Seriously…)
Sony PSP ($250) Standard Features:
– Dimensions: 6.7 x 2.9 x 0.9 (inches)
– Weight: 9.92 ounces (.62 lbs)
– Display: 4.3

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