Well, I finally fit the time to hack my 3001 PSP. It's easier than you think and the little "inconvenience" is rather minor at worst (having to initiate the hack on boot).
Best of all, I can now take my PSP AND GBA games with me without carrying the carts or pesky UMDs. Got a few games from GS with cracked UMD shells; no wonder the format never took off. Still, they're a lot of gems to play here.
Oh and the purple silicone case? Because Black, white, blue, and tan are so yesteryear.
I actually really like that purple case! Seems like it's better quality than the crap ones on Ebay. Is it an official Sony product? Where did you buy it?