August 24th, 2006, 03:54 Posted By: bandit
Logic3 In-Line Remote
Site: Buy from Logic3
Overview : Control, fast forward, rewind, play, pause and control the volume of your PSP, with the Logic3 PSP in Line Remote. Hold switch allows you to lock your PSP remote so buttons can't be pressed accidentally Spring loaded Clip to attach the remote to your lapel, shirt, or collar for easy access. Comes complete with headphones however can be used with any headphones.
Quality/Usability : Logic3 has been around releasing 3rd party accessories for quite sometime. This time, they have released a In-Line Remote for the PSP. Since the PSP Core System doesn’t include one, this would be an excellent purchase. Sony does sell their own official remote separately (check your local game store). But for those who are in the market for one or just to replace theirs, you’ve come to the right place. Sony’s remote is a circle silver remote. Logic3 decided to go for a square black remote to match the color of the PSP...smart move.
- PSP In-Line Remote plus earphone
- Fast Forward
- Hold switch
- Spring loaded Clip
The buttons are setup similar to that of the iPod click wheel and are silver. Top button is volume UP (+), bottom button is volume DOWN (—). Left button is REWIND (|<<) and the right button is FORWARD (>>|). The buttons are pretty responsive and when you press the buttons, they make a clicking sound. On the back of the remote is a clip. The clip is pretty sturdy and clips onto your shirt. Of course, in the middle is a clear blue button which is the PLAY button (>||). Everytime you click on a button, the PLAY button lights up and displays a green light.
The In-Line Remote also includes black earphones (aka headphones). The earphones look similar to Sony’s Fontopia earphones. You can use your own headphones instead of the headphones that is included. NOTE: The earphones may vary in comfort depending on your ears. With any device that uses a remote control, I used my Sony MDR-EX71SL. So I decided to see how these headphones compared to it. The earbuds themselves have a rubber cushion. When I tried them on, at first they felt comfortable. But after a short while, I noticed it felt a little uncomfortable. Like if something was hard. At times, the earbuds would start to fall out of my ear a little. The earbuds has a long cord, so no worries of any slouching or bending over when using with the remote control. I’m no audiophile but to me, the sound is decent. If you’re expecting to hear lots of bass or what not, you’re better off using your own headphones. Don’t expect the headphones to cancel out any outside noise either.
Conclusion : Overall, Logic3’s new In-Line Remote is a great replacement to the official Sony remote (if you don’t own one already). Not only is it cheap in price, but it matches the color of the PSP. It would have been nice if Logic3 could have eliminated the clicking sound of each button press. I know how some people get annoyed with certain things. I suggest avoiding using the included heaphones and use your own personal heaphones if you want good quality sound.
*UPDATE* - 3/14/07
The clip is held in place by a very thin plastic. With a little force, the plastic can break off which makes the clip rendered useless. It already did to mine.
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