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PS3 Slim USB Hub + Stand - £4.99 @ Argos
PS3 Slim USB Hub + Stand - £4.99 @ Argos

PS3 Slim USB Hub + Stand - £4.99 @ Argos

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This seems a good price for a PS3 Slim stand, which will give you some extra USB ports (always useful).

"This sleek stand for housing the PS3 Slim console converts one of the existing USB ports into four new ones making it sufficient for all of your connection needs."

* A stylish streamline stand with glowing blue light for your PS3 slim console.
* Converts one of the USB slots on your PS3 into 4 USB slots - perfect for all your accessories connection needs.
* Size H25.5, W10.5, D4cm.

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Good deal I bought one full-price. Footprint isn't too big and it looks nice, the blue led can be turned off for a more subtle look if anyone was wondering.

I got one of these a while back. A must if you want to stand your PS3 up IMO. Blue LED's are pretty cool but can be turned off. Best thing I found is that you plug one USB into the front of the PS3 and it gives you 4 USB ports. 2 at the front and 2 at the back which if your like me and don't like wires trailing out the front is very handy. Decent for £5. You won't get much cheaper. Have some heat OP.

Just Reserved one, i got ps3 slim today and was looking for a stand, and at this price with USB ports, seems a good bargain to me, have some heat on me.

One thing i'd like to know if anyone can anwser, is there enough power to run external 2.5 usb drives..?.

ted ringer

Just Reserved one, i got ps3 slim today and was looking for a stand, and … Just Reserved one, i got ps3 slim today and was looking for a stand, and at this price with USB ports, seems a good bargain to me, have some heat on me.One thing i'd like to know if anyone can anwser, is there enough power to run external 2.5 usb drives..?.



If you can wait till tomorrow I'll let you know.

Pretty sure slim ps3's were not designed to stand on the side?

voted cold get an xbox instead if you want more usb ports.

i cant possibly stand my ps3 slim in my 'setup' but i still wanna get this. how weird is that? the things this site does to one!!!:{

dj_lloyde

Pretty sure slim ps3's were not designed to stand on the side?



No, they can be placed on there side, they even have a ps3 logo underneath just for it. Thought without the stand they are pretty unstable.

USB ports are meant to supply 500mA, USB powered hard disks usually draw 500mA so having a hub drawing from that, even with the lights off is probably pushing your luck.

dj_lloyde

Pretty sure slim ps3's were not designed to stand on the side?



Sony sell their own stand.

sboh247

i cant possibly stand my ps3 slim in my 'setup' but i still wanna get … i cant possibly stand my ps3 slim in my 'setup' but i still wanna get this. how weird is that? the things this site does to one!!!:{



If its the led's you want you can get setups for horzontal ps3's aswell. And they usually include fans so it should help keep your ps3 cool. There are alot on e-bay

Hi,

I am after mounting my PS3 see post i made any help would be good Link

Cheers,
Dean

Nice! Ordered!

Banned

Majnu

voted cold get an xbox instead if you want more usb ports.


Yes because everyone makes console choice based on the number of USB ports it has.X)

Heat........

Has good reviews on Argos too....

Thanks

Majnu

voted cold get an xbox instead if you want more usb ports.



That extra USB makes all the difference!?? Personally I found it easier to get a three quid USB hub and have the the FREE network usage ;¬)

ted ringer

Just Reserved one, i got ps3 slim today and was looking for a stand, and … Just Reserved one, i got ps3 slim today and was looking for a stand, and at this price with USB ports, seems a good bargain to me, have some heat on me.One thing i'd like to know if anyone can anwser, is there enough power to run external 2.5 usb drives..?.



Like Blue Dan said, I doubt it. You'd need a powered usb hub. It would support play TV, memory sticks, single controller charging, etc. I have a charging dock and that struggled going through the usb hub.

Reserved one, cheers. Heat given.

Majnu

voted cold get an xbox instead if you want more usb ports.



Is that a joke? £5 stand or £150 console, hmm....

Lame! Can't pay online and collect in store!!! No money on me at work!

TRIC

Like Blue Dan said, I doubt it. You'd need a powered usb hub. It would … Like Blue Dan said, I doubt it. You'd need a powered usb hub. It would support play TV, memory sticks, single controller charging, etc.


I have this PS3 Controller Dual Charging Station which also acts as an usb hub with two usb ports on the side.

When I connect a memory stick on one of the hub ports, it isn't read by the ps3. Need to use the main usb ports. Kind of annoying as it's just a basic memory stick I'm talking about. Not sure if it's the same here.

Mebster

I have this … I have this [url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.argos.co.uk%2Fstatic%2FProduct%2FpartNumber%2F5668980%2Fc_1%2F1%7Ccategory_root%7CVideo%2Bgames%7C14419738%2Fc_2%2F2%7C14419738%7CAccessories%7C22528608%2Fc_3%2F3%7Ccat_22528608%7CPS3%2Baccessories%7C22528760.htm]PS3 Controller Dual Charging Station[/url] which also acts as an usb hub with two usb ports on the side.When I connect a memory stick on one of the hub ports, it isn't read by the ps3. Need to use the main usb ports. Kind of annoying as it's just a basic memory stick I'm talking about. Not sure if it's the same here.



Same here. The two USB must provide only power to charge/power something else. Won't read.
The charging station will run off a standard USB hub though leaving one on the front and x amount off the hub to use for other stuff.

will the ports on this work with Buzz dongle and Singstar dongle?

If you're just buying this to stand your ps3 slim up then it's not really worth it. If you check your own console it stands really well without one.

cheers op heat added

Conspiricy

If you're just buying this to stand your ps3 slim up then it's not really … If you're just buying this to stand your ps3 slim up then it's not really worth it. If you check your own console it stands really well without one.



I don't really agree with that at all, on it's own it's pretty easy to knock over although pending where the cables are they can help to some degree. It's much more difficult to topple over with a stand, plus this gives you an extra 3 ports (it has 4 but has to be plugged into one). I've had 4 USB sticks in each port at the same time front and back of the stand and I can read/write to all of them.

Quick addition re a 2.5" drive - I've checked two and they both power up, when I plug one of them into an under-powered hub it usually clicks but it didn't and both seemed to spin up fine. However - I don't have the time or inclination to reformat one of them to fat32 to test read/write sorry, they are both 500gb drives with a considerable amount of data that I cannot be bothered backing up elsewhere, the fact the hub provides adequate power to spin up both drives is promising though.

Conspiricy

If you're just buying this to stand your ps3 slim up then it's not really … If you're just buying this to stand your ps3 slim up then it's not really worth it. If you check your own console it stands really well without one.



i dont agree either, to stand mine up on carpet is nearly impossible, It needs to be leant at 30 degrees which doesn't look the best. The extra USB ports are the icing on the cake for me so I never have to disconnect my Buzz and Singstar dongles.

Plus I just have to add - this is bloody cheap too! Haha

argos also selling the ps3 slim cooling fan. Can that fit on fine with this stand?

Picked one up before. Just need some games now!!!

As for the drive mullarky, I've got powered drives so makes little if any odds. I hope. Might be worth a thought though before anyone dismisses the deal altogether.

legendryan

argos also selling the ps3 slim cooling fan. Can that fit on fine with … argos also selling the ps3 slim cooling fan. Can that fit on fine with this stand?



I don't know probably not, most of them take up the ports and supply their own so youd be plugging the stand into the fan, and the fan might not fit at the same time as the stand. Most of the time those after-market fans are completely useless and Sony certainly say to avoid them.

Heat added

Reserved the last one at my nearest store, time to head to argos.... Heat added

Hmm, the one I just got has Quick Act written on one side, may put some people off.

It also doesn't clamp onto the system like the official one, not sure if this effects how well it can stop the console from toppling over.

My one also says quick act at the side. Hmmmm, doesnt really bother me, nice neon lights though

Apparently WD40 might shift that kind of stuff, I might give it a go at some point.

Also the system wedges in pretty well, so no worries there.

Why's this been expired when the deals still on?

Absolutely awesome stand i'm so glad I bought it.

It's been posted at least twice now, maybe it keeps coming on offer now and then.
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