PS3Stinger PS JailBreak Clone Incoming, Shipping in September
Today what appears to be another PS JailBreak clone dubbed PS3Stinger has arrived according to PuppetMaster via PSX-Scene (linked above).
While the official Web site http://www.ps3stinger.com/ isn't live yet, a http://twitter.com/ps3stinger page has been setup, and some preliminary details on this PS3 modchip are available below, to quote:
"The announcer Tech1000 states that it's: Just for reference and will change next week once the pcb's are ready.
I sent in an email earlier today requesting some more information and got the following response:
Thanks for the mail, Price depends on quantity 50-100 pieces is Euro35 stock ready to ship around 15th Sept (Pcb's ready next week so maybe a bit sooner). Exactly the same as the jailbreak as its a direct clone.
Difference with dealing with us is fast replies and we won't screw our customers on price, Also can do fast overnight shipping via Fedex to the US.
Some of the guys we are dealing with already are allsystemsgo.nl /Consolepro.nl and loads of the UK sellers including wii-chip.co.uk/ 360upgrades.co.uk so lots of people to vouch that we are legit as well.
The "sting" in PS3Stinger is Sony setting up a "sting" operation with this device!
LOL! I could've sworn the "sting" in PS3Stinger was the sting your wallet felt with all this nonsense pricing. I'm a wait for the free release, it just seems bizarre that something like this could cost more than $15 (and I am generous by that estimate) If a free option can't be released, then I will wait and let economics work it's magic... I always loved doing business with the Chinese markets!
Honestly I think the PS JailBreak and clones are just a temporary fix to generate some quick cash, and it won't be long until the code leaks publicly or the guys reversing it sort out a free or DIY scene solution.
Needless to say, once the PS3 scene takes over development it will explode far beyond what any single company could offer... so in my book claims of "better support/updates" are just a promotional gimmick to get those quick sales.