INFO TECHNOLOGY:I just watched a video of the new Play Station Portable disc loading mechanism and I can't believe how fragile it looks. They honestly expect this thing to survive in a teenagers backpack? The bottom of a locker? On the bedroom floor?
Honestly, parents who actually get this thing for their kid are going to be the same parents who get a camcorder for their kids -- god knows it's going to cost the same, and from this it looks like it'll be just as fragile.
And from a usability standpoint, the way the person in the video is holding the psp to eject the disk is completely awkward. I can see the manual now, "to eject a disk, hold psp by the left corner with your right hand. Hold the psp angled 90 degrees away from your body. Swing your left hand around the back of the psp and press the eject button. Fiddle with the disc until you figure out how to actually remove it without busting the loading tray." What a nightmare!
Sony just makes the same mistakes over and over again. (They should have avoided these issues after a decade of servicing broken minidisk players.) Comparatively, I've stepped on my GBA, it's been rained on, and it rustles around in my bag for days at a time. It's never missed a beat. I'll stick with GBA or GB-DS, thankyouverymuch.
(This entry is a comment I left on this Engadget post)