Play-Pak Backpack Review
In the long line of carrying cases we've seen for pretty much every console since the NES, none were really compact, stylish, or useful. I never found carrying cases to be useful, since none of them were really meant to be carried, but rather made for the system to be stored in. I believe that the official GameBoy Color case was the best carrying case out there, it had an area for the GB Pocket and GBC, it can hold up to 6 GameBoy games and an adapter, and best of all it was made out of material and not plastic, like some of those other so called carrying cases for other consoles. With the release of the Playstation 2, Division-One steps in to deliver what may be the best and true carrying case ever.
Styling four D-1 logos in a circle on the front, the carrying case features a storage area for the Playstation 2, to the sides of the system, you can place two controllers and deeper in the same row you can place the controller cables in there. Strapping the PS2 can take some time and a little muscle, but once you get the hang of it the first time, you shouldn't have any problem doing it the second. There is a zipper in the back of the case, this is where you will put the AV and Power cables in. On the hood of the carrying case you will see 20 CD/DVD pouches, so that you can store up to 20 games or movies, and six memory card pouches for you to place your 8MB memory cards in. The only thing really missing is an area for a multi-tap, but you can't ask for it all can you? The Play-Pak is a true carrying case, it's made out of material and not plastic, and its even got straps so that you can wear it like a book bag, or a shoulder strap so that you can carry it on your shoulder.
The Play-Pak is indeed a fine product, and if you are either running from the police or travel a lot and prefer to have a console near you at all times, then I suggest picking up the Play-Pak as it should retail for a somewhat hefty price of $49.99, but I think it's the best damn carrying case you can get for your console. It can double in use as something to keep your system and games organized and dust-free as well. Check out the Play-Pak's website where you can get a good look at the Play-Pak and learn even more about it..
12/27/2000 Arnold Katayev