The Book of Cool (Volume One) released for PSPs

You're the man now, dog.

The PSP’s UMD may be “a dying movie format” according to some, but it doesn’t mean that sometimes the format makes sense. Even if we’re talking about a world filled with video iPods and Zunes (which it isn’t), the UMD can be useful, too. One such reason is the “Book of Cool, Volume One”, a video-format compilation from Ocelot Productions of various cool tricks from 35 of the world’s talented sportsmen and performers.

And when the Book says various, they mean it. Skateboards. Golf. Card tricks. Pool. Bicycles, flatland, and street. Frisbee. Street b-ball. Juggling. Gun tricks (uh-oh). Yo-yo. Twirling pens… you get the picture. When you’re through reading this book, then you’re ready to impress the ladies with your new moves. Just no gun tricks, okay?

And this is where “sometimes the format makes sense” comes in. The Book also comes in a 3-DVD set with a separate colored book. Now, the PSP version comes in only two UMDs, and as a result, includes fewer skills than the DVDs. However, the UMD also includes “electronic book pages” – which we’ll read as an on-disc readable guide as well as video content – and step-by-step instructions.

Plus consider this: even if you’re considering those smaller, “portable” DVD players, have you ever tried fitting those, PLUS the book, in your pocket on your trip to the skatepark? Sure, you could always tote them in a gym bag or something… but this is where the portable video capabilities of the PSP shine. It’s handy, fits in your pocket, and you don’t need to look for an outlet. That equals to a wealth of cool tips and tricks for (look at the list above) at the tips of your fingers for the price of US$ 22.00, £ 17.00, € 24, plus shipping.

Just make sure you don’t blow off your fingertips while trying to pull off those gun tricks.

You're the man now, dog.

The PSP’s UMD may be “a dying movie format” according to some, but it doesn’t mean that sometimes the format makes sense. Even if we’re talking about a world filled with video iPods and Zunes (which it isn’t), the UMD can be useful, too. One such reason is the “Book of Cool, Volume One”, a video-format compilation from Ocelot Productions of various cool tricks from 35 of the world’s talented sportsmen and performers.

And when the Book says various, they mean it. Skateboards. Golf. Card tricks. Pool. Bicycles, flatland, and street. Frisbee. Street b-ball. Juggling. Gun tricks (uh-oh). Yo-yo. Twirling pens… you get the picture. When you’re through reading this book, then you’re ready to impress the ladies with your new moves. Just no gun tricks, okay?

And this is where “sometimes the format makes sense” comes in. The Book also comes in a 3-DVD set with a separate colored book. Now, the PSP version comes in only two UMDs, and as a result, includes fewer skills than the DVDs. However, the UMD also includes “electronic book pages” – which we’ll read as an on-disc readable guide as well as video content – and step-by-step instructions.

Plus consider this: even if you’re considering those smaller, “portable” DVD players, have you ever tried fitting those, PLUS the book, in your pocket on your trip to the skatepark? Sure, you could always tote them in a gym bag or something… but this is where the portable video capabilities of the PSP shine. It’s handy, fits in your pocket, and you don’t need to look for an outlet. That equals to a wealth of cool tips and tricks for (look at the list above) at the tips of your fingers for the price of US$ 22.00, £ 17.00, € 24, plus shipping.

Just make sure you don’t blow off your fingertips while trying to pull off those gun tricks.

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