The Duracell Extender, a multifunctional accessory which attaches to the side of the system, has been revealed for the redesigned Playstation 3 slim models.
Personally I'm not big on accessories like this unless they are official. But this could be cool for those who really miss the further features.
I'm exactly the same, never by unofficial gear bUt this could be my exception.
I would disagree just because I got an unofficial stand with blue LED lights for my phatty PS3 back in 2008 and it has been awesome... http://www.youtube.com/watc...
@ Gumtrol Yeah I got that same one, I love that thing.. its awesome .____........___...____ .____||......||.......____|| ||.........___||.......____||
A lot of times, your cable, satellite, or in my case, Verizon FiOS box will have a USB port in the front. I just plug my PS3 controller in that to charge, no running the PS3 required.
now that is just terrible lol who would buy this crap...sega CD explansion pack haha
They mean like sega cd in form factor. The expansion is a controller ay that has a sd card slot and 3 more usb slot. Almost making it the same size as a phat. I'd be interested had I not already had a nice pyramid quad dock. http://www.amazon.com/Pyram...
This has been available to buy since earlier this year. I should know as i already own one. Its a fantastic piece of kit. It charges and stores my controllers plus it allows me to use my memory cards. Seriously, this can't have just been revealed when i've owned one for months now!
'similar to the Sega CD expansion for the Sega Genesis.' Now that's a great way of putting people off. xD
I'm missing why a Sega CD reference is being made at all. It is just a charge/storage box, right?
It looks similar to the Sega CD add-on, an ugly product being forced to fit onto the side of the original console.
"The Duracell Extender is multifunctional as it offers slots for SD cards and memory sticks as well as three additional USB ports. "
Looks like it would make it over heat but it is cool makes it look huge.
Got it's own power supply
Hey you got the same picture as me!!! Anyways this be cool to have, if you have the space for it.
Doesn't make it overheat at all. I've owned one for months now. Not had a single problem with it. Also to those who disagreed with drstabwounds. Congrats. He is actually correct. This doesn't need the PS3 to be turned on to charge your pads as it does have it's own power supply!
Now your PS3 can really look like a coffin! Kinda reminds me of the controller holder on the Atari 5200
LOL i didn't notice until i read your comment XD
Sweet merciful crap, its officially a BBQ.
Thats what I though to lol. It is useful though if you have the space.
I actually like it, it would reduce clutter and i really dont like my stand charger for my controllers because the connection piece is to fidgety...... though just realized both made by energizer quality is probably the same sigh
this extender is made by Duracell.
Ahhh i see my bad maybe i will get this once i get my slim still rocking fat 60gb
I want a RAM expander like on the N64. If games support the RAM expander then we could have better running games. Sony should release something like that.Then games that do have this there would be an option in the menu that will change the game to the amount of RAM you added. I do not know if sony could make this work on the PS3's but it sure would be awesome if they did...as long as the price is not to high for the expander.
That is a great freaking idea.
+ bubs for the only good idea i've heard in a year.
no its impossible, unless its usb - but that would be way too slow, it would be kind of like the thing that win vista/7 can do with memory pens. It's faster than the HDD, but nowhere near as fast as actual RAM (ie, it can't be used in realtime stuff like AI, rendering, resource caching)
The problem with adding ports with low level access for expansion cards etc they usually end up being a giant attack vector for things like mod-chips, cheating and other random hacks. Every platform that has had extra high speed expansion ports has had them abused, and they usually (in sony's case particularly) get removed in later revisions of the hardware. If it was *just* a ram slot that would probably be ok. They'd still have to support the lowest end system (like with the 360's arcade units) so it seems a bit of a waste of time. Ram isn't expensive, and the limits of ram arent so much limiting performance as they are game design. Ie, you need smaller maps and less loaded into memory at once.. making it so some of your users have different amounts of ram would likely be a big headache for devs.
Is there a price for this? I'm actually interested in purchasing one.
it look usefull for thos who have a slim PS3
release date ???
Like you guys I'm not usually into third party stuff, but that is 100% Useful.
omg this is awesome! makes me want to go buy a slim lol! but i dont want to leave my fatty to get covered in dust! plus i put a 500GB harddrive in it! so just make one for the fat ps3's please!
I want this!!! It solves the one problem I had with the Move; the camera wire had to wrap around the front. I'm buying this for sure.
I wonder if you could fit a beer inside.
Just think to have a cooled down (the addon would do this) sixpack always ready to go.....gaming would be about 23% more convenient.
I've seen this in my home country, Austria. Actually it's been available for at least 6 months now, so talking about a 'reveal' is a bit much.
I was suprised about this supposed "reveal" since i already have it attached to my slim. I've had it for about 4 months now.
AT first I thought this was rad until i saw how it blocks air flow on the right side..which particularly gets warmer cuz of the HDD....lol i use a laptop coolin tray under my ps3 now at all times
ugh green crack cush..... meant to say ive lost 3 ps3s, 2 YLOD and weird GT5 update corrupted my HDD, EB games straight up gave me a new system with 2 games...
the ps3 is designed to take the heat it produces, infact - way more.
The HDD is on the left side not the right.The BD drive is on the right.
That's nice, that's cool, that's GREAT....what's that? lol
-Three additional USB ports at the back -Independent of the PlayStation with its own power supply How the hell are those good things? Additinal USB ports, great, but who was the idiot who decided to put them at the back? And what kind of idiot thinks it's a good idea to spend even more power and more trouble with wires, by giving it its own power cord? The PS3 wouldn't overheat because of it, it only does what the PS3 is already capable of, only in a smarter way. How is charging controllers through the device gonna overheat the PS3, when it's already capable of charging controllers? There's just no sense in giving it its own power supply, let alone thinking it's a good thing.
I would like some usb slots in the back. I could put my camera and my usb 7 port hub on the back so I dont have to see the cords and bend them to the rear on my entertainment center. The overheating thing people are talking about I think they mean it would cover the vents on the side of the PS3. I agree with you on the extra power thing.
You can charge your controllers even when the system isn't turned on with those usb ports on the back. Now THAT'S useful, and is a big pet peeve of mine.
Sweet! I wanna make my PS3 look like the Sega CD attached to the Genesis. Yea, Meh!
You know what'd be better? An extender that lets you play PS2 games. Hurr Durr sony
nice of them to not provide any photos without the ps3 greyed out...
I dont really like it. But it has its uses.
So on my fat ps3 that is right where the intake vent is, im paranoid but im always worried about overheating. Wouldnt this thing just help your ps3 overheat easier?
This thing is only meant to fit the slim model anyway.
This thing's older than the stone. Revealed my ass!
I'm still waiting for the twist dock to show up in the states.
All that is missing now is backwards compatibility. And we have ourself a "PS3 Slim Phat"
wow, this actually looks useful! makes it a bit bigger, but card readers and controller chargers more than make up for the additional bulk.
thats looks pretty good, can you fry chips in it?
Thats really cool.
I wish Sony would have put at least 1 USB port on the back of the PS3. Especially for PlayTV owners.
I bought a slim to be "slim" *facepalm* btw the picture in the first post always makes me wanna punch it.
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