By Chris Scott Barr
Long car trips aren’t much fun, especially if you’re a kid. That was true enough at least when I was young, as we only had books, Walkmans and maybe a Gameboy to keep us occupied. Nowadays kids get in-car DVD players, laptops, iPods and DS/PSP’s. Well now they can even get a PS2 installed in their parents minivan.
Sure, many in-car DVD players give you the option to hook a gaming console to them, but then you have to mess with running the cables, and powering the stupid thing. Audiovox has crafted an overhead console which sports a 10.2-inch LCD screen and a PS2. The PS2 is in a custom housing, so they didn’t just cram a Slim into a fancy compartment. The system comes with a pair of controllers, along with two games (Rachet & Clank: Going Commando and Hot Shots Golf 3). The real kicker here is the $950 price tag. If it were a PS3 or Xbox 360, I’d still say that was too much money. However, since we’re talking about a 9-year-old console it’s just ludicrous.