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Cobra Black Fin for the PSVita pops up on a different Modchip site for sale

Most of us remember Cobra Black Fin for the PSVita, it was going to come out sometime after the New year. Months have passed and the product was nowhere to be found other than a fishy Chinese website. If you don’t know what the Cobra Black Fin here a quick reminder.cobra_blackfin-1024x576

“The Black Fin allows Vita and Vita Slim Wifi and 3G users to share their Vita games over the internet.

The Cobra Black Fin Emulator card stores game ISO’s on Micro SD and the Black Fin Card is then inserted into the Vita/Vita Slim console

When connected to the Black Fin servers authentication of the Vita game is performed by matching the ISO on your Micro SD card to the same original game running on a peers’ Black Fin reader connected to his PC and the Black Fin servers or friends’ servers.

You might ask why it is necessary to authenticate the game you wish to play using an original card connected to a server?

Vita has a very secure card authentication mechanism, which to date has not been penetrated and is based on secure cryptography. It is unlikely that a direct authentication method which avoids having to use a peer to peer system will appear any time soon. As a result, Cobra has designed a unique and cutting edge peer to peer sharing device which allows users to share their favourite games with friends over  an internet network.

Vast resources have been poured into designing a flash card which is the same size as the original Vita card itself. Yes, the Cobra Black Fin squeezes all of its technology into a card no bigger than a Vita game card with tons of features and packing serious hardware power! When you look at the circuit board design and components used you start to understand the expertise and time required to pull off a design of this magnitude.”

Today while surfing our forums I notice GAME4DEAL posted about the product being for sale but only in wholesale. So I did a little digging and found that the website is also hosted in China and has been around for the last 3yrs.

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The next thing I noticed on the site was it’s listed to work for FW3.51 which is kind of old now and most people have either updated their systems or have gotten a new Vita’s and missed the opportunity to be on lower FW. Also, there is no word if this will work on the VitaTV or PSTV or proof that it works at all since no credible sites have got a review unit. Here is a description from the GAME4DEAL.COM.Cobra-Black-Fin-3

Why buy from us ?

1.We can provide you the best price and service for wholesale business.
2.We have full stock so don’t worry about the delivery.
3.Your products will be sent immediately as soon as we received your payment.

How to use the Cobra Black Fin?

When connected to the Black Fin servers authentication of the Vita game is performed by matching the ISO on your Micro SD card to the same original game running on a peers’ Black Fin reader connected to his PC and the Black Fin servers or friends’  servers.

Features of Cobra Black Fin?

*It can share the Vita games on the internet .

*It can work perfect on the latest Vita firmware 3.51

*squeezes all of its technology into a card no bigger than a Vita game card with tons of features and packing serious hardware power.

You would think that is product would work on the latest FW but even on the official site it still says FW3.51 and hasn’t been updated to reflect if it will even work on other FW’s like 3.52, 3.57, & 3.60. This could be one of the main reason it’s not all over other modchip sites that have made a good name for themselves like gocybershopping.com but who knows really why. To me, you would think other modchip sites would be jumping all over this but this isn’t the case. Something just seems fishy about all of this and can’t quite put my finger on it yet.

What do you think about this? Lets us know in the comments below.

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12 comments

  1. Well, if it is for lower FW’s, the issue presents itself that noone will have the fw needed to use it. As you said above, this could be the reason. Maybe they ran off a test run and found out that the blackfin couldn’t fuction on higher firmwares. Seems odd to me, though, because the companies that make these items usually try to bulletproof and futureproof them. I would be willing to bite the bullet and test if I could get ahold of just one. So, if anyone is looking to buy some to sell them, I am down for at least one to test.

    • hackinformer

      I agree with you and maybe they trying to dump the product or only made so many and that’s it. Just hard to figure out what’s going on, when there has not been one update from the official site. Seems fishy to me.

      • I wrote them to see if they were actually compatible with firmwares above 3.51, so I guess we will see. I will report back with the answer.

        • hackinformer

          Good luck as we talked to them before and were going to send a review unit but then they just disappeared. Not one answer from them since February and we emailed them a few time since then.

          • I got a reply back from the shop. They said that is it compatible with newest firmware and the cost is 115 US for single units. Would make more sense to get multiples, but I don’t know many people with Vitas.

          • Wow, they can’t make up their minds. got a message saying it was compatible, now got one that says it isn’t. Gonna err on the side of caution and say no. That explains why they never launched the product.

          • hackinformer

            Yeah I wouldn’t get one as no one can give you a straight answer. It’s too fishy like I said but it was cool of the modchip site to get back with you. I can’t get a reply from the official site since last year.

          • It’s also not hard for sony to patch or even ban carts and rendering the device useless shortly after release.

  2. Wow, this beacon of hope for the Vita is already looking like a dying flickering light. Why did Sony have to fail so bad with the Vita?

  3. this is a little bit like napster but for games (I hope they consider doing a PS4 version, I don’t know if it’s possible but all we got is hope right?)

  4. Hello, I know this doesn’t relate to this topic.

    But do you know if there will be any exploit like a kernel or something for 3.57 and 3.60.

    It’s just that I not heard anything for months.

    Thanks.

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