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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

PSP Slim (Portable Sony Playstation)

I still remember about 5 years ago, the PSP was still quite new on the market. The price was so expensive at that time. Not that I can't afford it that time but it doesn't make any sense at all to spend that much of money just for a small toy. So, the other alternative for me at that time was to look for a generic 'look alike' PSP. While I was being outstationed in Kuching (Sarawak) for a week (5 years ago), I went for a window shopping in that town. I was so excited when I came across an electronic shop selling the generic 'look alike' PSP. I bought it straight away because it was a lot cheaper than a real PSP. Since I never play a real PSP before, I don't know what I should expect from that generic brand. Not sure whether it can play the PSP UMD disc. All the games were already preinstalled into its built in memory but all the games were not that great...that was 5 years ago and that generic PSP is no longer with me...I think I gave it away to one of my younger brother...

Now days, I owned 3 PSP consoles (they're not PSP Go) and all of them are the real PSP from Sony....There are all PSP slim with built in WiFi (I thought I could be able to browse the net using the WiFi but it always showing an error while trying to access the network...I even try to connect it with my own home wireless connection but never successful...don't know why but I don't bother too much about it)... I also have about 30 games and all of them comes in UMD disc...Mostly all the games are for my son - he has all the Ben 10 games series and a number of racing/action games.....For me, I like to play the FIFA soccer/football games..I started with FIFA 07 and I almost complete all the tournament in it...then I move on to FIFA 10. The graphic was so much better compared to FIFA 07 but I have to up my skill if I want to go further in the tournament....

At first, I have only 1 PSP console and at that time I was pretty addictive to the FIFA games...Every time when I lose a game, I will throw the PSP to the wall...hahaha....soon after that, my son start 'conquering' the PSP with his Ben 10 games...Only then, I bought another PSP during a sale...this second unit looks very stylish with its red/maroon color. It came with the Transformer game as a package. My first PSP was packaged with Resistance Retribution game...it was a good game but I came to stuck at one level which requires the 'Hero' to dive and navigate underwater...I kept end up at the 2 same location everytime I came out to the surface...finally I just gave up...My third PSP also came with a game...FIFA 2010 world cup....I always used the Malaysian team to beat another international team...sometime I won but most of the time, I lost..

I use the 2Gb memory stick Pro Duo on each of the PSP to save the level that had been completed for every games. As an experiment, I also saved some video files into the memory card and the PSP is able to play the MPEG 4 video file. If you have a different format of the video file which is not supported by the PSP, you can easily convert them to MPEG 4 format. There are quite a few of conversion software which is available on the internet. I actually love to watch the 'Simpson'. So what I did, I set my DVD recorder to record the 'Simpson' cartoon...Since the 'Simpson' was aired on HD channel, the picture quality was really good...However for me to play back this video on a PSP, I have to convert them first to MPEG-4 format (I did this just for an experiment and just for some selected episode)...Since the display is only 4.3"(not that big but good enough to comfortably watching a video), watching it back on the PSP, the video quality was absolutely great....


The PSP is not that expensive anymore...I bought all my PSP (the console and the games) while I was living in Sydney for 4 years...The first unit cost me AUD299...second unit cost me AUD259 and the third one cost me AUD159...So, if you can get the PSP under 160 dollar (brand new one), I guess it is a good deal...Click here to find out more about PSP Slim Console Deal......

AULDEY Flash and Dash Race Tin (RC car)

Hi everyone....It has been a few years I haven't update this blog. Feel a bit strange when I want to start writing again. I guess its normal to feel that way when you've stop writing for such a long time...(almost more than 4 years..)

Even my son now is 5 and a half years old by now. So, recently I bought him a RC car. This is the RC car from the "Flash and Dash" cartoon series as seen on the TV. Auldey is the maker of the RC car. To be honest, I don't really expect that much from this RC car...because from my past experience (I bought quite a lot of RC cars last time), none of them surpass my expectation and they've also never last that long....most of them last less than a month before starting to breakdown....

However, this small RC car is totally different from the one that I had bought before...We really enjoy playing this RC car...I end up buying 2 more of this RC car and play it together with my son and my wife...hahaha...Its really is a lot of fun when we race together....Since the size of the car is quite small, so it does not requires such a big space and it is more fun to play it on a flat slippery surface (sometime, my son purposely wet the floor with a bit of water)...it will then do all kind of drifting and it is such a lot of fun...you'll definitely enjoy this RC car...




Here is the link for the Auldey race tin commercial video...AULDEY RC Car.....If you would like to see more of this RC Car in action, just search for it in youtube...I bet you will find more about it. Before I forgot, when I bought the RC Car, I prefer to get one with the pistol grip remote control. I think I'm more comfortable with the pistol grip control but that will limit your choice of car. Also, the price for it is not that expensive...with 30 US dollar, you can easily get 2 of those RC Car...

Sunday, April 8, 2007

hp iPAQ hx 2110

I used to have one of this model. It was a gift from my wife for my birthday 2 years back...heh..She knew that I love to play with a new "toy", so she bought this for me...heh..
I play with it for 1 day long...heh...never have a pda before...so excited...This hp iPAQ hx 2110 run with Microsoft Windows Mobile 2003 Secomd Edition...I don't care too much about the other software included in this pda...I'm most concern about how I could use this pda to entertain myself like watching the video and listen to the music or playing the games...heh..
So, this pda does has the Windows Media player (ver 9.0 for Pocket PC) to play the video files and MP3 files...Game...there are 2 games preinstalled in this hp iPAQ hx 2110...most common game is of course - Solitaire...another game is Jawbreaker...(not really an entertaining game but its better than nothing)...
The display size is 3.5" TFT active matrix and its support 16 bit or 64k colors. Maximum resolution of the display is 240 x 320. hp iPAQ hx 2110 has a memory of 64Mb of RAM (SDRAM) and 64MB ROM (Flash memory). Its memory can be expandable as it has one slot for the SD card or a Compact Flash card. It uses Intel 312 MHzXscale as its processor. This model is equipped with a mic as its audio input type and a speaker as it audio output type (maximum speaker sound is not that loud, so you might want to use an earphone if you watch a video or listen to the music).The connectivity of hp iPAQ hx 2110 can be done through infrared, Bluetooth or USB cable.
As my work requires me to travel a lot, I need a medium to play a music file or a video file as my mobile entertaiment. And long before I bought my Mp4 player and my Portable DVD player, I used this pda to play my music and video file. Sound quality for Mp3 file is quite ok. In fact, you could setup your own music library and arrange it as per your convenience. However, I found that watching a movie from this pda is not that good enough. Even though the screen is quite big, most of the time the Windows Media player will automatically resize the screen of the movie to a smaller size. And the screen brightness is not that good enough to watch a video file. In fact, if you watch a video using this hp iPAQ hx 2110 in an open environment, you could see the flash of the light on your screen and its really disturbing...
So now, since I bought my Mp4 player and my Portable DVD player, I hardly use this pda. Now, I just keep it in my cabinet as one of my "toy" collection...heh...

Wednesday, April 4, 2007

Warehouse Sale - Toys for Kids

Hi again, in this post I'm not going to talk about gadget...but something different..heh...toys for my kid...Recently, there was a warehouse sales for toys. Branded name in toys manufacturing like Hot Wheel, Fisher Price, Matchbox and many other brands. The sales took place for 1 week starting form Monday and end on Sunday.

So it happen the warehouse sales was held nearby to my wife working area. So, she went there first to see what she could find for our son. She felt really excited and gave me a call first, just asking whether I'm ok with her spending some money there. No problem and she spend about RM110.00 (USD30) and she got 1 Hot Wheel, 1 Matchbox (featuring the cartoon character, SpongeBob...heh...I just love to watch SpongeBob) and 3 toys from Fisher Price. But, she still felt disappointed cause there were some other toys that she would want to buy was grabbed first by the others...She told me the price of the toys during the sales was so cheap until it drove the people to go crazy and they starting to grab any toys they saw first...heh...

So come to weekend, my wife ask me to accompany her to the warehouse sales and she wanted to get what she couldn't get in her first visit...My wife really have the spirit in that morning..she urge me to prepare as earlier as 8am (normally during weekend, I just love to have a long sleep in the morning...heh..). She wanted to be the first person standing at the front gate of the warehouse ..hehe...

Unfortunately, I got stomach ache on that morning which made us a bit slower and we just arrive there when there was no more parking space in the warehouse...hehe...My wife felt a bit angry with me...heh...

Finally, I managed to get a parking space outside the building. We entered the building and I could saw there was a huge crowd of people grabbing any toys they can see especially at the Fisher Price counter...heh...I just ask my wife to que along with the other people and just takes whatever toys she would want her son to have...

Me..heh...I just walked myself looking to the other counter untill finally I came to the Hot Wheel counter...I grabbed a few Hot Wheel toys and ran back to my wife...My wife asked me to que in front of the Fisher Price counter nd grab any toys when their staff open a new box...

So, on that day we end up with 6 Hot Wheel toys and 4 toys from Fisher Price. All this cost us only around RM280.00 (USD75)....heh...quite a good price....

This is my son in front of his toys collection - just bought from the warehouse sales...heh...But, he played with the toys just for a while only...then he get bored already...heh...