Inspired by his own love for Playstation, Hwan Kim’s take on the PSP (Playstation Portable) addresses some familiar gripes with the brand’s former handhelds. The original PSP lacked L2/R2 buttons and a right analogue stick while the PSVita supported two analogue sticks and an awkward touchpad instead of L2/R2 buttons. Kim’s PSP combines the best of both worlds!
Despite being a minimalistic approach to the handheld, it features prominent analogue sticks and controls. The most noticeable feature is an edge-to-edge screen that the button platforms seem to float on almost like islands. Each control side, including L2/R2 buttons are oriented as far to the left and right as possible, expanding the already larger screen size so there’s more room for playing action. This new orientation is also more ergonomic and places the hands further apart so the rest of the arm and shoulders can relax into position. The only downside: it’s currently just a concept!
Designer: Yonghwan Kim