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5.0 out of 5 stars Good Product for a Good Price, December 29, 2008
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I needed a USB hub for my PS3, and oddly enough this was a difficult decision.

Powered or un-powered?

Expensive or Cheap - why are the prices of these so wide spread?

There are concerns that powered ones can send power back up into the console and damage it, as well as issues of hooking too many peripherals onto it (an un-powered one) and over drawing power from the console.

I have been using this one for a few months and I think I made the right choice.

I have the PS3 with the following peripherals:

- USB Microphone (Karaoke) (Not for me I Swear!)
- Logitech GT Racing Wheel
- Eye (Web Cam & Integrated Microphone)
- External Hard Drive

With all of that how do you plug in a USB Thumb Drive or charge your controllers?

This is a simple solution that works from a legitimate company for a low price.
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Initial post: Feb 1, 2009 6:20:09 PM PST
Jose Marval says:
Can you charge the controllers using this?

Posted on Feb 19, 2010 7:30:37 AM PST
I'm interested in this hub for my Xbox 360.

I would like to use this hub to: A) charge my Microsoft wireless headset/microphone, and; B) charge/use a wireless controller with Microsoft's "Play & Charge" kit.

Does anyone know if this hub will be able to sufficiently meet my requirements?

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 20, 2010 10:12:09 AM PDT
Yes - sorry I never knew there was a discussion on Amazon.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 20, 2010 10:14:11 AM PDT
I use it to charge my PS3 controllers - but my PS3 must be on - this hub does not plug into the wall so you need to get the power from the device (Game console - PC, etc...)

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 15, 2010 8:33:38 AM PDT
I would not use an unpowered usb hub for rock band peripherals and external hard drives, because the official rock band usb hub is a powered one, so i would think that is powered for a reason, otherwise why would they go the lenght of selling a powered one. also i think the usb ports of gaming consoles are not that good as to power by themselves a usb hub. My suggestion and what i do is use a powerd usb hub. I can charge my PS3 controllers and whatever i can via usb, since the console is just providing the signal while the hub provides the power. that is my take

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 2, 2011 11:16:51 AM PDT
Dave says:
As a side note, there is at least one official unpowered Rock Band PS3 hub, which came with my Rock Band 2 pack with all the instruments.
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