The Bottom Line
- An inexpensive way to protect your PSP.
- Also acts as a sun visor.
- Matches the shiny black of the PSP.
- Not as durable as I'd like.
- Gets in the way of the USB port.
- Item: Face Armor and Disc Jackets
- Type: Cases
- Manufacturer: Pelican
Guide Review - Pelican Face Armor and Disc Jackets
Pelican's Face Armor has quite a few things going for it. It's easy to attach, you don't have to take it off to use your PSP, it flips up and down easily, it's thin, and it matches the shiny black finish of the top of the PSP. The Disc Jackets are small -- not much bigger than a UMD -- and you can easily see what game is inside. The whole package is easy on the wallet, too -- under $10 in the US, and just over $12 in Canada.
Unfortunately, there isn't quite enough clearance for easily plugging a USB cable in to the PSP while the Armor is on. It's certainly possible to do, but it's a tight fit, which probably isn't good for the Armor or the end of the plug. Also, after many months of use, the hinge on one side of the Armor is cracking and both sides of the hinge are splitting at the seam. The Disc Jackets always make me a little nervous putting on and taking off a UMD. They're a snug fit, and it almost feels like you have to force them. They do look nice one, though.
Actually, there's nothing ugly here. I'd have preferred a matte black finish to match the back of the PSP, but the shiny looks good, too.
This package is a good buy, but maybe not a super long-lasting one.