PSP 2 Makes Pocket Bulges Almost R-rated

Sony just barely updated the PSP but designer Tai Chiem is already thinking about the next iteration. His design calls for a flexible OLED display that can be conveniently rolled. An electric charge powering the display stiffens it while providing near bezeless prime real estate for gaming. Stereo speakers on either side double as a jog wheel and camera control. He also envisages Sony finally implementing two joysticks. Pipe dream or not, it’s sexy and lives up to its name; it don’t get any more portable than this.

Designer: Tai Chiem

131 Comments

  • -F. says:

    Looks good, but it also looks like an ergonomical nightmare. How could you ever hold it while playing a game?

    • DDD says:

      Maybe the design is that it can float in the air…..

    • CjC says:

      Why isn’t the design a PS3 controller with a screen that slides out from the back that you can angle and insert the PSP disc? Maybe a video camera/camera on the back too.

  • -F. says:

    Looks good, but it also looks like an ergonomical nightmare. How could you ever hold it while playing a game?

  • helloplog says:

    I want to know real size ~~

  • Siong Chin says:

    I am certainly not an avid gamer, but if this is a handheld device, it is not ergonomic in any way. As a gaming console, why do this when you have a TV lying around in your house that you can latch on to (as it is now, at a cheaper price moreover)? If this was designed as a TV/gaming console to replace the TV, then there is no real need for portability. Either way, I commend the design for its novelty, but I am sorry as it is just that.

    • Art MuZikKA says:

      A BIG tUH? That is way off the issue! replacing TV is way over, and now is just a matter of portability and design. Why won't I buy a rolling LCD anyway? I won't let my butt be sick of sitting on a couch while staring at a boring box. I'd rather have some adventure with a PSP and with its portability, I can go wherever I am comfortable enough….

      For the design though… where did the buttons go? If it would be on touch screen, it's gonna be hard to control.

  • helloplog says:

    I want to know real size ~~

  • Siong Chin says:

    I am certainly not an avid gamer, but if this is a handheld device, it is not ergonomic in any way. As a gaming console, why do this when you have a TV lying around in your house that you can latch on to (as it is now, at a cheaper price moreover)? If this was designed as a TV/gaming console to replace the TV, then there is no real need for portability. Either way, I commend the design for its novelty, but I am sorry as it is just that.

  • wedgehog says:

    I like the advanced e-Ink screen idea. But why doesn't it roll up inside the device instead?

    I think a better idea is to take the normal PSP with a similar screen, so the two halves on either side pull apart to reveal the screen.

    • zippyflounder says:

      well if you rolled it up inside you would have to have a hollow external wall for switches and such. There are other problems, and the e ink people are just happy as hell to help you figure it all out. For a very nice rendidtion of a simlar product check out the "map/info tablet" in the movie red mars…nicely done and quite "doable" in a few years.

    • Canastrophy says:

      You mean like this, right?

      http://www.itechnews.net/wp-content/uploads/2006/

      I can kind of see that this would make more sense, in many ways.

    • Art MuZikKA says:

      Because if that would happen, we'll be going back to the thick size issue again. And your concept is like a make-up kit, it just don't match the PSP image.

  • wedgehog says:

    I like the advanced e-Ink screen idea. But why doesn't it roll up inside the device instead?

    I think a better idea is to take the normal PSP with a similar screen, so the two halves on either side pull apart to reveal the screen.

    • zippyflounder says:

      well if you rolled it up inside you would have to have a hollow external wall for switches and such. There are other problems, and the e ink people are just happy as hell to help you figure it all out. For a very nice rendidtion of a simlar product check out the “map/info tablet” in the movie red mars…nicely done and quite “doable” in a few years.

    • Canastrophy says:

      You mean like this, right?

      http://www.itechnews.net/wp-content/uploads/2006/

      I can kind of see that this would make more sense, in many ways.

  • nobody says:

    Where is the key pad?

    HOW TO keep the screen straight?

  • XXXXXIIIII says:

    why not project the images into the air directly? The size and the shape of the air screen can be whatever you want.

    • KwangErn says:

      Exactly, why not have the usual controller with a holographic projector at the end?

      • Art MuZikKA says:

        holograms are too expensive! the department have to consider customers as well.

        Besides, if it would be holographic, there are lot of things that affects the image – light, surroundings, etc…

  • nobody says:

    Where is the key pad?
    HOW TO keep the screen straight?

  • XXXXXIIIII says:

    why not project the images into the air directly? The size and the shape of the air screen can be whatever you want.

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  • Logan18 says:

    An interesting concept, however in practice the screen would be almost impossible to keep rigid. The prototype Phillips 'roll-up' screens almost always have some kind of framework to keep the screen flat whilst extended.

    Also, where would the UMD's go? Everything would have to be on a Memory Stick.

  • Logan18 says:

    An interesting concept, however in practice the screen would be almost impossible to keep rigid. The prototype Phillips 'roll-up' screens almost always have some kind of framework to keep the screen flat whilst extended.

    Also, where would the UMD's go? Everything would have to be on a Memory Stick.

  • princeofdream says:

    How to Play Games -_- …

  • princeofdream says:

    How to Play Games -_- …

  • RE-L says:

    It would be cool as a personal entertainment device. So I could easily carry it in my bag and while on the train (or maybe when flying) watch movies or play games.

  • cowpop says:

    Now that would be the shit. Portable video anythings should be like this, before moving on to the holographic display. I would very much like for this to be produced ๐Ÿ™‚

  • gdaleha says:

    Man…this takes all the good design elements of the PSP and stuffs it down a useless tube. It's an implementation of a concept where it's not needed.

  • RE-L says:

    It would be cool as a personal entertainment device. So I could easily carry it in my bag and while on the train (or maybe when flying) watch movies or play games.

  • cowpop says:

    Now that would be the shit. Portable video anythings should be like this, before moving on to the holographic display. I would very much like for this to be produced ๐Ÿ™‚

  • gdaleha says:

    Man…this takes all the good design elements of the PSP and stuffs it down a useless tube. It's an implementation of a concept where it's not needed.

  • KwangErn says:

    Exactly, why not have the usual controller with a holographic projector at the end?

  • Bard says:

    No D-Pad. Useless.

  • Bard says:

    No D-Pad. Useless.

  • Jesse says:

    looks kinda cool. but i dont know about the gameability

  • Jesse says:

    looks kinda cool. but i dont know about the gameability

  • jordan says:

    Where do you put the game in? the design is pretty sweet though.

  • jordan says:

    Where do you put the game in? the design is pretty sweet though.

  • zelth101 says:

    well it would be way better if you make some way to grasp the console for a better gaming experience

  • zelth101 says:

    well it would be way better if you make some way to grasp the console for a better gaming experience

  • Art MuZikKA says:

    A BIG tUH? That is way off the issue! replacing TV is way over, and now is just a matter of portability and design. Why won't I buy a rolling LCD anyway? I won't let my butt be sick of sitting on a couch while staring at a boring box. I'd rather have some adventure with a PSP and with its portability, I can go wherever I am comfortable enough….

    For the design though… where did the buttons go? If it would be on touch screen, it's gonna be hard to control.

  • Art MuZikKA says:

    Because if that would happen, we'll be going back to the thick size issue again. And your concept is like a make-up kit, it just don't match the PSP image.

  • Art MuZikKA says:

    holograms are too expensive! the department have to consider customers as well.

    Besides, if it would be holographic, there are lot of things that affects the image – light, surroundings, etc…

  • Aas says:

    That's so cool!!

    Creative

  • Aas says:

    That's so cool!!
    Creative

  • DDD says:

    Maybe the design is that it can float in the air…..

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  • RICHARD says:

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  • marquise says:

    this is a nice game and would not mind having it but where would you put the umd

  • Yeah! Nice Articles

  • tmkiwipeel says:

    This is a good idea but it looks really uncomfortable to play on. Since the bar is so thin I think hands would cramp up after a couple minutes of intense play.

  • tmkiwipeel says:

    This is a good idea but it looks really uncomfortable to play on. Since the bar is so thin I think hands would cramp up after a couple minutes of intense play.

  • Great! i love Sony. Nice articles

  • me too, vey like Sony

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