Wednesday, 14 July 2010

A Knockoff PSP We Actually Kind of Want

We've seen many PSP clones over the years, but here's one we wouldn't mind actually getting our hands is the PXP-900. This jack-of-all-trades device is primarily an MP4 video player, but it also runs emulated retro games, plays music and comes with a built-in camera. One potential problem with the device is the price, which at $90 USD is a lot more expensive than what we are used to seeing with cheap PSP knockoffs.
As a result of cramming so many things into this device, none of the included features are really cutting-edge. For starters, the device only supports a 320x240 screen resolution and 25 fps playback of games. That analog nub is not really a functional controller on this machine, but rather an external loudspeaker.

Still, for the price you do get a pretty competent portable media player that can support just about every audio/video file format under the sun, including AVI, MP4 and WMV. The PXP-900 also comes with 2GB of on-board storage (which is more than what the PSP currently offers), and an SD card port that accepts up to 4 GB of additional memory. The device has no wireless adaptor to speak of, so transfers have to be done via USB.

Being a Chinese knockoff, the PXP-900 is also very friendly to hackers. According to the manufacturer, the device supports any operating system you feel like installing, from Windows XP, to Mac OS 10, to Linux. How they pulled that feat off with this machine is beyond us, but we'd love to see one in action or try it out for ourselves. The device can also play emulated games from a host of retro systems including the NEW, super NES, Sega Master System, Gameboy Advance and Sega Mega Drive. How you acquire and install those ROMs is left up to the consumer.

Rounding out the list of features is an E-Book reader, a built in microphone capable of recording audio, a VGA-resolution external camera and a TV out jack.

Source: PSPWorld


  1. Nice! :) It is better than running emulation software on an actual PSP?

  2. I agree with you there, I would like to get my hands on one, just to see if it worth the price.