PS Vita: Where is the “Cobra Black Fin”?
The “Cobra Black fin” P2P sharing dongle for the PS Vita was announced more than 3 months ago, with a release initially expected for End of December 2015.
Cobra Black Fin – is the project dead?
Since that announce was made however, the official site has seen no update except for a tiny fix on the content of the website itself.
We did find some Cobra black fin potential pricing information for the device after a reseller leaked it on a Chinese retail website. It’s been unconfirmed though if that reseller was legit or not. When I did contact the Cobra team about that price back in January, they told me:
Happy New Year! We have been busy over the holidays improving the Black Fin software. Release is a little delayed, but we should start shipping later this month. Further technical information and a few new pics will be released over the next few days on the Cobra Black Fin website. The wholesale and retail price will be set next week, so we’d appreciate if you could clarify your previous post on Wololo stating the retail price, as this will not be announced until next week.
That email was more than 2 months ago. The retail price has yet to be announced, and since that last communication, the Cobra team have been radio silent despite me emailing them several times since then. Their website hasn’t been updated either.
Does it mean the whole thing was a hoax? Trusted sources tell me the Cobra Black Fin is a real thing (and somehow I’m inclined to believe it, as I think nobody would make up such a convoluted piracy system just for the sake of it), but an update is clearly overdue.