POWER A Media Expansion Bar for PS3 Slim
|Price:||$19.99 + $3.99 shipping|
- Expands PS3 Slim - now connect up to 4 USB devices for multiplayer gaming, data transfer, and as a solution for charging controllers.
- Adds 3 media ports and slots for SD Card, Memory Stick PRO Duo, and Compact Flash card readers to transfer and view pictures, music and data.
- Simple, stylish design - fits seamlessly into system profile and complements PS3 Slim styling cues.
- Developed by POWER A for use only with PS3 Slim.
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Top Customer Reviews
I was a bit hesitant after seeing the other review mentioning that it wasn't that snug...I found that at first as well then decided to read the manual before throwing it away, there is a hook on the right hand side that fits into the PS3, then you hook up the USB side...this makes it a lot tighter and a better fit.
On top of it all, it's aesthetically pleasing which basically it doesn't stick out far and fits perfectly. When installed, it looks like its part of the system naturally! No large jutting pieces or anything like other media expansions.
I would recommend this to anyone, its cheap, and literally perfect! A MUST BUY FOR ANY PS3 USER!
The device blends in with the system perfectly and you can barely notice it's there, which is a plus. I plugged in an Eye Toy camera, charged 2 controllers and a bluetooth headset, and everything seemed to function just fine.
The main reason I chose this Expansion Bar is because I used to own a 60GB model ps3 that had 4 usb ports and a multi-card reader, and this add-on attachment basically brings those features back.
I used to always keep a memory stick pro duo plugged into my 60gb ps3 and I used to routinely back up my game saves to it. The cool thing about the 60gb ps3 was that there was a plastic door that concealed the card reader and you could keep the memory cards plugged in at all times without worry of dust or having the sticks accidentally bumped. After testing out the card reader for this "Media Expansion Bar", I noticed that the pro duo memory card stuck out almost an inch out of the front like a flimsy diving board. I was hoping to leave the memory card in there at all times, but the memory stick can easily be bumped and possibly damaged because it sticks out so far. The ps3 detected the memory stick just fine and I was able to import and export game saves, music, and other files with ease. Another problem with the card reader is that there is no door or covers to keep dust out of the open memory card slots, so expect a lot of dust to build up after a while.Read more ›
The fit and finish in my opinion is just fine - snaps right in fairly tight. It took about 5 seconds to install, and seemed to work flawlessly for the last month.
So why only 3 stars? I went to plug in my PS3 SingStar USB microphones (branded and sold specifically for PS3; not some cheapo aftermarket thing), and the SingStar program continually kept recognizing and then dropping the microphones. I finally unplugged my new media expansion bar and just used the original PS3 USB ports, and the microphones worked perfectly. So bottom line, all of your accessories may not work with this product, which is a major flaw.
Still, overall for the money it is decent. If you just play normal games (no singing) and need the memory card slots for slideshows, etc, then this product will be fine for you. And it detaches fairly easily, so if you have to temporarily disconnect it, it isn't a big deal.
Overall recommended, but just go in knowing that it isn't a perfect product.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
An additional 2 extra USBs is really what this expansion bar is for. You leave the very left USB open and attach to the second USB on the console. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Daniel J. Link
This product works great the only problem is that it tends to fall out easily if the system is moved much.Published 3 months ago by Christopher Owens
I mainly like that this because it reads SD cards and gives 2 extra USB slots not including the original two included with the Playstation 3 slim.Published 11 months ago by Tyler Wilson
Great product I have had no problems with it so far. Fits great on the ps3Published 12 months ago by Anthony Sandoval
Works fantastically i have so many more options for saving nowPublished 12 months ago by matthew james branham
It does everything it promises to do, offering 3 extra USB ports while occupying only the top one on the PS3 console. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Joseph Robertson