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PSP 3000

A Sony Play Station Portable (PSP) can be used as an eBook Reader. It has a 480 x 272 pixel 4.3" screen and can display text and graphics directly using some add on readers or the built in browser. Battery life is 3 to 6 hours. An Extended Life Battery Kit is available for 2000 and 3000 units that includes a 2200 mAh battery which increases use to approximately 8 - 11 hours for games.


[edit] Specifications

[edit] Model 2000

  • Size & Weight
    • Approximately 6.7 in (W) x 2.9 in (H) x .9 in (D)
    • Approximately 189g / 6.7oz (including battery)
  • Input & Output
    • IEEE 802.11b (Wi-Fi)
    • USB 2.0 (mini-B)
    • Memory Stick Duo™ (micro SD card possibly could be used with special adaptor)
  • Video Codec
    • UMD: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC Main Profile
    • Memory Stick: MPEG-4 SP, AAC
  • Music Codec
    • UMD: linear PCM,ATRAC3 Plus™
    • Memory Stick: ATRAC3plus™, MP3 (MPEG 1/2) Layer3)
  • Display
    • 4.3 inch, 16:9 Wide screen TFT LCD
    • 480 x 272 pixel, 16.77 million colors
    • Maximum luminance 180/130/80cd/m2 *
    • Maximum luminance 200/180/130/80cd/m2 **
  • Access Control

[edit] Model 3000

Like the 2000 except:

    • UMD: Not available for use
    • Micro Memory Stick: MPEG-4 SP, AAC
    • Region, Parental Control
  • Disc Drive
    • UMD Drive (read only)
  • Profile
    • PSP® Game
    • UMD Audio
    • UMD Video
  • CPU
    • PSP® CPU (System clock frequency 1 - 333MHz)
  • Power & Battery
    • DC IN 5V connector
    • Lithium-ion Battery (easily removeable)
  • Audio
    • Built-in stereo speakers
    • Headset connector
  • Memory
    • 64MB main memory
    • 4MB embedded DRAM
  • Wireless
    • IEEE 802.11b
    • Infrastructure mode
    • Ad hoc mode (connection up to 16 consoles)
  • Security
    • Encryption 128bit AES (Copyright protection technology) MagicGate™
  • Key / Switches
    • Directional buttons (Up/Down/Right/Left)
    • Analog Stick
    • Enter keys (Triangle, Circle, Cross, Square)
    • Left, Right shoulder buttons x 1
    • START button, SELECT button, HOME button x 1
    • POWER/HOLD switch x 1
    • Display button, Sound button
    • Volume +/- buttons x 1
    • Wireless LAN switch (ON/OFF) x 1
    • OPEN latch (UMD) x 1

[edit] Model PSPGO

Like the PSP 3000 except:

  • Slide out keys to decrease the size of he unit (43% smaller)
  • 3.8" 16 x 9 screen with the same resolution. TFT transparent type.
  • Size: 128 mm (W) x 69 mm (H) x 16.5 mm (D)
  • Weight: 158g
  • Flash Disk: 16 GB
  • Wi-Fi (802.11b) and Bluetooth
  • Video Codec
    • MPEG-4 Simple Profile (AAC LC)
    • H.264/MPEG-4 AVC Main Profile (AAC LC)
    • MP4 Format: MPEG-4 Simple Profile (AAC LC)
    • MP4: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC Main Profile – CABAC only – (AAC LC) / Baseline Profile (AAC LC)
    • AVI
    • Motion JPEG (Linear PCM or µ-Lau)

[edit] Book Readers

See also E-book_software#Sony_PSP for eBook Readers.

[edit] Browser

A copy of the Mozilla Firefox browser is included in recent firmware updates. This permits viewing books in HTML or TXT.

[edit] Bookr

This is a free download from Sourceforge or from here. It supports PDF files directly.

There have been some mods to this program.

[edit] Manga (comic) Reader

[edit] PSP Ebook Creator

The PSP Ebook Creator converts any text file (.txt) into a customizable formatted ebook (in JPG images) that can be read on a PSP. This application runs on a Windows PC.

[edit] features:

  • landscape/ portrait page formats,
  • background images,
  • smart formatting (efficiently fits text to psp screen dimensions),
  • user defined fonts,
  • ink color and page color,
  • navigation bar (including page numbers and custom title,
  • JPG compression settings,
  • psp display window and 1:1 page previewing.
  • chapter splitting.

[edit] eBook Creator

A more generalized version that also includes being able to set the resolution so that the results will work on other devices.

Download of PSP Ebook Creator from CNET.

See also: Parablax, home of PSP eBook Creator and eBook Creator

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