170w ago - Earlier today we reported on the PSJailBreaker clone, with another surfacing now dubbed the PS3Break PS3 modchip alongside a video, and the PS3Key team have posted a few internal pictures of their upcoming PlayStation 3 modchip as well.
In what appears to be a battle of the clones, the x3JailBreak clone team have stated the PS3Break clone is fake, to quote:
"Today, we have seen online on many websites are talking about ps3break.com. This team is sending our fake email and saying it is our new x3 brand. This is not true and we are not associated to ps3break.com at all. Any orders that come from this website, we will not support it!"
According to PSGroove, PS3Key has updated their Facebook with internal pics (below) and a recommended retail price of $49 USD.
The official PS3Break site (linked above) states the following on their USB device:
1) Larger case for ease of use and less change of misplacing or losing your dongle.
2) More Powerful (competition using 8 bit processor compared to PS3break is using a 32 bit operating processor)
3) Hardware USB compared to where PSJ is software emulated
4) As updates become available PS3break is easily upgradable.
5) Extensible ports for upcoming features/add-on
A serial number will be matched to your PS3, which is authenticated online. and you may use your authorized serial number to access the site for new updating.
PS3 Break's powerful R&D team will provide users with excellent services for software upgrading and technical support.
1. Upgradeable hardware firmware thoroughly!
2. The key "Upgrade" for software upgrading and avoids to be blocked by SONY. Users can also upgrade the updated software through computer.
3. Reading speed will be 2 times faster and it makes users to play more smoothly.
4. Games can be copied and saved to internal or external hard disk, in this way, the expensive blue-ray driver and disc can be abandoned.
5. Plug & play USB port, the installation will be finished in a few seconds.
6. Homebrew software is supported.
7. Simple and clear illustrations will guide you to install step by step.
8. PS3 Break is compatible with all fat and slim model.
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The PS3Key is being advertised on for 35 bucks.. when I emailed the web site about it this is what they said as far as what it comes with..
"this is an open source development unit kit it comes blank. then there will be programs you can download and program it from your computer via the USB port to do different things to it."
So what does that mean..it comes with nothing? How would I go about flashing it so that I can then put the Backup manager that is already on my USB drive onto the PS3 so I can back up my games. Supposedly this is the best device to go with since its made from the creators of the WiiKey.. should I go ahead and buy it, they told me they are getting shipments sent on Thursday and will receive on Monday.