Hello! My name is Paulie, and I live in Florida. I took a chance on a Slim Vita model, after I read some reviews online. Now the darn thing is a constant companion of mine. I always have it when I travel. I unfortunately had to open mine to replace the D-pad daughter board not too long ago due to accidental moisture intrusion. So if anyone needs advice on how to open the device, Sony did a great job assembling these things, very easy. I look forward to my time on the forum!