Okay so my Letcool arrived today -- I'll gradually add to this topic as I play with the Letcool. For the sake of noise-control this topic is going to be locked until I've finished reviewing and taking photos, but you can continue Letcool-related discussion here.Introduction
After some buzz was stirred around the Letcool on the boards and #dingoonity IRC channel, I decided to order one. I ordered mine from hopebuy
, and they shipped it to me with DHL tracked shipping.Specification
- External Dimensions - 137mm x 73mm x 14mm
- Weight - About 152g
- LCD - 3.5" TFT
- Transmission Rate - Read: >5Mbps, Write: >2Mbps
- USB Interface - USB2.0
- Power Supply - Removable 1050mAh Lithium Cell (3.5hrs continuous play, 5.5hrs if listening to music)
- Memory - Internal Storage 4G, Micro SD (TF) Upto 32G
- Camera - 3MP (interpolated), 30fps, 24-bit colour
- Video - RMVB, DAT, RM, MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4, FLV, H.263, WMV, AVI, ASF, 3GP, VOB
- Audio - MP3, WMA, WAV, AAC, APE, FLAC -- also features lyrics display/eq/etc. Voice recorder records as AAC
- Games - "10,000 Games (8bit, 16bit, 32bit)"... I will confirm the systems later. Also has its own games in .BIN format
- Other Media - Photos, TXT ebooks, Radio, TV-out
Well, it's about the same size as a DSi -- as you'll see when I take some comparison photos. Feels quite light, even with the battery inserted, but it doesn't feel too tacky. The screen is quite dim as noted in the other topic, and the viewing angles aren't amazing, but it works well for video.
The shoulder buttons feel just like those on the DSi and are positioned/labelled in exactly the same way. The device has a nice spring-loaded microSD slot on the top, audio/tv-out/usb/controller/mic/reset on the bottom, and a wrist-strap loop too.
The dpad and abxy buttons feel very nice, very squishy and not at all "sticky" or "stiff". I can confirm a problem noted by other members that the L/R shoulder buttons seem to function as volume keys from within emulators -- but this must be a software problem, as they function as camera buttons on the camera software. There are two physical volume -/+ buttons on the front of the device too.
The external controllers have a nice rubbery/matte finish to them, and the buttons feel nice and soft to press. The shoulder buttons on these controllers are rubber. The cable connecting them to the Letcool is very long, so you could easily sit far from the television when playing multiplayer via tv-out.
TV-out/USB cables are grey, and pretty standard. The earphones are clearly cheap iPod-style earphones.
The interface of the menu is like a mixture between PSP and iPhone -- the actual menu icons are in PSP xmb style, but when you go into menus for things it is clearly inspired by the iPhone interface.
The camera quality isn't amazing -- but that might be in part due to the bad lighting I've briefly tested it in; but it's more likely because it's a cheap Chinese camera. There are options for 320x240, 640x480 and 1280x960 resolutions on the camera, but I guess this is more likely scaled resolutions with heavy use interpolation... (meaning really blurry photos!)
Anyway, that's my initial thoughts down for now, I'll go take some comparison photos now