PS3 Media Expansion Bar
It's simply fantastic. I've had this for about a month now and I've had no problems with charging other controllers or my PS3 overheating. Its great because you get more USB ports and you also have more options of uploading stuff to your PS3. Its compact it fits in to the overall design of the PS3 without hanging off (theres a hooks that keeps it latched onto the system). In the future if theres any problems with my system overheating I'll buy one of those vertical stands and one of those intercooler fans and it should keep my system pretty cool but there no way I'll be removing this thing. It's totally worth buying and I'd recommend it to anybody that wants to do more with their system and doesn't want much of a hassle to do it. Its simple, useful, looks like it belongs with your PS3, easy to attatch and overall a good product.
The best for now
Pros: expand the media obviously
Cons: needs own power source, blocks led light
It is worth a buy
Here is the thing. This is as good as your going to get if you want to expand the media on your ps3 (not including the first 3 original ps3). You'll have 3 usb, slot for SD Card, Memory Stick PRO Duo, and Compact Flash card reader. It clips on to the system pretty well and has a stylish look to it. It has a hook on the other end so it isn't hanging to the side (which worries me).
The only thing that really bugs me is that one usb port on my ps3 is powering all these slots. Which is actually not a good idea. We need to have the option of giving the media bar its' own power source. You might have some bumps in the road if not. This absolutely defeats the purpose of having this thing then... It does block the yellow led light of your ps3 even though it tries to transmit it in a weaker fashion.
i have the original fat ps3 and mine only has 2 usb ports. why does everyone keep saying it has 4 when it does not
nice, i can multi-task
This is great if you got a couple of controller, the MOVE, a psp or other ps3 accessories that require a usb link to the ps3. now I can play SOCOM4 with the sharpshooter with my headsets on and still could charge my controller at the same time. I think the only con with this is that the charge time is extended a bit if you have all ports occupied. its really easy to put on and take off just be careful not to break the plastic hook when removing it. It is design to keep the vents open so your ps3 don't over heat. I've had it for a couple of months now and haven't had any problems with it, not even in +90 degree days.
Just like my launch 60 gb system now.
I have a original 60 gb fat PS3 and always wanted the slim to have the same memory card slots and usb plugs. 2 usb plugs are not enough so heres the solution. First off read the directions. You put the right side with the hook in the vent FIRST. Then slide the bar LEFT till the usb plug lines up with the second usb on the system. Then plug the usb in the usb on the system. It DOES lock tight on the system.
I plugged 4 usb devices in 2 controllers, eye, and headset and all 3 memory card types at the same time. ALL ports and plugs worked PERFECTLY. Not one problem from this item and i gave it a serious workout for 6 hours straight just today. I now can transfer all my media and backup games to memory to take on the road with me to friends without bringing my whole system along.
My only complaint is that when on it sticks slightly out from the edge of the system on the top side. Not totally flush as they say. But, no big deal this item does it's job 100%. It adds media options and 2 extra usb ports for a total of 4 usb plugs and 3 memory card slots. If you could use them, buy this item IF you can find one. Game On.
I haven't had one problem with it. i bought it snapped it into my ps3 connected my turtle beach headset in the first usb plug and 3 controllers in the others and havent had any problems with it shutting off or messing up my game play and i play call of duty black ops about 4hrs a night and watch netflix during the day.
Dont believe the other reviews that gave this product a bad rating. I have used all 4 usb ports at the same time and my ps3 has never shut off. It also clips on in 3 different spots so it is very sturdy. If you read the directions it shows you how to put it on. You cant just plug it in to the usb and expect it to stay on tight. It works perfectly and it makes the ps3 slim look a little cooler. If you need more usb ports and card reader slots, then definitely buy this item.
it gets the job done but....
i bought this with a skeptical mindset from reading the review of the other guy who said his ps3 kept shutting off. i didnt have this issue of console turning off or anything. it actually got the job done. but my issue was a bit different. yea the product worked, but either im a tard, or the product is little fragile because as u can see, there is 1 usb from the media bar connecting to the ps3, which makes this long media bar kind of wobbly. i cant seem to fit it to where it just stays onto the ps3 firmly. so i returned it back to gamestop. but like many others, i also need more usb ports for my ps3. so i am going to try out nyko's ps3 media hub slim. this nyko product actually have 2 usb ports that sticks into the ps3 from what i can see which will ensure that the product stays firmly in place onto the ps3.
I bought this product last week as an alternative to buying the charging station for PlayStation Move. It attaches well and does blend pretty good with the system but the issues I began to have are not worth it. I set the product up so my Eye Toy was plugged into the one open slot on my PS3 Slim and then took 3 usb charging wires to charge 2 backup controllers and my mic, when I plugged in my mic after already plugging in my controllers my system would shut off. I thought it may be the mic so I tried this with another controller and then the move wand and navi controller and each and everytime I plugged in a 3rd device my system would shut down. I tested this with 6 different wires and the result was the same each and every time. I would not recommend this product to anyone.
Just for slim? or can it work for the big one too?
Just for slim? or can it work for the big one too? That would be awsome if it can work for the big PS3 also