Intec Theater to Go

I recently picked up a Sony PSP Theater To Go [affiliate] from Sam’s Club. I was eyeing it for a while since the PSP doesn’t really broadcast audio very well with its speakers when you’re in a noisy environment. You really just need some powered speakers. This really fit the bill.
The one from Sam’s Club came with two bonus UMD cases. Your mileage may vary with where you buy this though. Why is this a good case? Let me count the ways.
It’s a travel case with some battery powered speakers built into it. There are two slots at the bottom that open up for headphones and power. The casing is built of pretty solid plastic with the speakers in the lid along with the power switch. There is an extra UMD slot at the bottom of the case, and your PSP can tilt out at a 45 degree angle. It also locks with a push button lock, similar to most hard cases for the Sony PSP.

Some technical specifications:

  • Frequency Response: 20Hz – 20Khz
  • Amplifier Output: 2.0 watts RMS per channel
  • Signal to Noise Ratio: > 90 db @ 1Khz input
  • Speaker drivers: Four 1.1″ full range

Sound: I didn’t have a movie with me available, but initial tests with Twisted Metal: Head on, worked very well. The reason it was a lot better is because the speakers themselves are powered. So the sound came through loud and clear.
Battery life: Not really sure how long this is, but the nice thing is that you have another power source. This powers the speakers usually, but it can also charge your PSP, so that you have an extra place to charge up in case it’s that long trip without a car charger or wall plug.
Overall: This product does exactly what I needed it to do, and it’s actually a better looking product than most speaker combination sets. It’s not exactly what I’d call comfortable for playing games in, but it did exactly what I needed it to do (which was for movies anyways). This will come in handy on some flights or airport delays when you’re bored out of your mind and don’t feel like using headphones or lugging out your laptop.
This will run you about eighty dollars.