GHSkinz, a company that specifically makes skins for Guitar Hero and Rock Band instruments is now opening up a line of skins for handheld systems. The PSP is included, but unfortunately has the most ridiculously expensive ones at $10.95 a pop. That's more than double the price that their Nintendo DS and iPod Touch lines go for.
That's not to say that their products are not any good; the designs are quite beautiful -- just have a look. It just makes us scratch our heads as to why the PSP gets screwed over with such a large bill. Anyway, that's expensive in our minds but ultimately that's up to you if you're willing to pay the price.
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5-28-2008 @ 12:22PM
Hashbrown Hunter said...
Damn those are sexy. Sure, $10.95 is a wee bit pricey, but the quality may be worth the money.
5-28-2008 @ 12:35PM
I think I'll keep mine just as the good Lord intended.
5-28-2008 @ 12:39PM
If my psp could be any single colour, it would probably be orange :)
I think Sony should give us the option to design our own skins. You would go into a Sony shop and give in your design for them to make and then come in the next day too receive it, all for a reasonable price. That way almost every psp will be original.
5-28-2008 @ 12:47PM
But you are getting a screen protector to , so 11$ is not much for this IMO ...
5-28-2008 @ 12:58PM
I'm not normally into skins, but some of these look pretty good. It's cool that you get a wallpaper image file that "continues" the image on your PSP screen.
Oddly enough, the DS skins don't mention screen protectors... maybe that's why they're cheaper?
5-28-2008 @ 12:59PM
Bwahahaha... $11 is "so pricey"? Have you seen the price of cellphone skins? My fiance paid $30 for one for her Sidekick.
Is $11 for this expensive compared to something else you could get for $11? Sure. But all skins are overpriced. It's just the way of that industry. Evidently there's enough demand for them that they can still profit at that pricepoint.
Personally, I like my PSP to be au-naturale (sp?), with a screen protector, of course (reminds me, it's about time to switch out to a new one).
5-28-2008 @ 2:48PM
Same. Especially since mine is a Star Wars Edition. $11 is really a bargain for a quality skin. Gelaskins are $20, and I thought those were cheap (in price, not in quality. My brother has one on his PSP, and it's great).
5-28-2008 @ 3:31PM
Nate can you or someone else recommend a good screen protector? And are they basically like plastic films that just go over the screen?
5-28-2008 @ 10:08PM
Invisible Shield brand screen protectors are good. I have them on my 2 PSPs, one of them 2 years old.
5-28-2008 @ 1:12PM
Is this for the psp phat aswell? The psp in the pic is a lite.
5-28-2008 @ 1:13PM
$11 is not pricey IMHO. I paid $20 at GelaSkins.com (which I love), and it lasts for years. Often I pay more just for LUNCH!
5-28-2008 @ 8:01PM
10 bucks pricey? are u kidding me ? I got my psp skin for exactly for 10 bucks from chinese video game store. It had mickey mouse, donald ducks and otherdisney characters on it. It is good quality by the way, not usual piece of crap
5-29-2008 @ 7:12AM
Dr Haisook said...
I find those skins distracting more than pretty. I prefer a plain color.
5-29-2008 @ 1:24PM
Do the skins for the other systems include the screen graphics? Not likely, so they are charging for programming as well as the skins. Steep? Perhaps. Too much? I don't think so.