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Invizibleyez    10

I happen to have a few extra USB hubs sitting around. I don't yet need any extra USB ports, but if I do, can I use a USB hub for a computer on the PS3?

Is there a special hub designed for the PS3 that I should use instead?

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+Audioboxer    2,874

Any USB powered hub will work (Y)

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Demersynth    0

Yep, I got a little Targus one from my work, dirt cheap and is working perfectly =] Charges everything and runs the PS3 Eye fine.

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Matrix XII    38

Yep, I just use a simple dynex one from future shop

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Bhav    14

The PS3 accepts a lot of non-Sony accessories...it's pretty cool really :)

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morficus    0

yeah, it will work.

I'm using a little no-name self-powered USB hub I got off newegg for like $20. Works perfectlly

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Invizibleyez    10

That sounds great.

But....

I realized my hubs I am not using are USB 1.1

The PS3 USB ports are 2.0

Is there any reason to use a 2.0 hub? The only difference between 2.0 and 1.1 is speed, they are electrically identical. But do the controllers need a usb 2.0 hub to work properly?

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williamhook    0

They *should* work fine on a USB 1.1 hub. They both run at the same voltage which I believe is all the PS3 controller would need to charge. Might have a bit of a problem with stuff like the PSEye, as that probably uses USB2.

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vf-    30

I really love the USB hub add-on I purchased when I bought the PS3. Vertical stand, 2 extra USB2 ports and a optional blue LED for looks, that you can have off or on. Mainly bought it as a secure stand.

It really compliments the black piano finish when switched on.

dscf1037jt0.jpgps3stand1pb7.jpg

ps3stand2lq8.jpg

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Poolie07    0
I really love the USB hub add-on I purchased when I bought the PS3. Vertical stand, 2 extra USB2 ports and a optional blue LED for looks, that you can have off or on. Mainly bought it as a secure stand.

It really compliments the black piano finish when switched on.

< Pics Here >

That looks lush! Where did you get that?

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vf-    30
Amazon. The USB2 slots are on the outputs side.

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Poolie07    0
Amazon. The USB2 slots are on the outputs side.

Cheers mate, its not on the UK Amazon though which is a shame. Il have to get it shipped over.

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