143w ago - Yesterday we reported on news of the first x3JailBreak PS JailBreak PS3 USB ModChip clone, and today it is being labeled as a possible fake with a second clone dubbed the PS3Key Mod surfacing.
Similar to the x3JailBreak site, the Dutch Web site PS3Key.com lacks specific details on the alleged clone, so only time will tell if it is legitimate or not.
They do state, however, to quote: "Good news everyone! Our mad scientist has confirmed that getting into the console is as simple as pretending to be a USB hub! It doesn't look like this is going to take any more than a few weeks!"
According to Nyleveia.com (linked above), x3JailBreak is nothing more than the internals of a generic or branded-clone USB flash drive when compared to PS JailBreak which they say likely utilizes an Alcor AU6984 flash storage controller.
To quote: "Both devices follow a similar layout with a bank of SMT's leading to a crystal oscillator then a flash controller and lastly the SMD (Activity light). On the lower device, the flash memory itself is located on the underside of the PCB, as the many vias present in the PCB around the flash controller indicate.
A similar arrangement of vias are present on the purported x3Jailbreak, leading me to believe that there is actually a flash chip present on the rear of "their PCB" too."
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Exactly correct, if the clones work just like the original and are less than half the price most people will opt for a clone to save money... and as you mentioned, giving away some freebies is a great way to spead the word to the masses and get low-cost promotion for them.
Very possible however I haven't heard THAT many people saying they're getting one. I only know of me, CJPC, and another member here whose name escapes me... sorry.
Its not like it costs a lot to manufacture these so even if they give away 100 of them I doubt they'll take that big of a financial hit. If they are legit then those people posting videos and testimonials about it will generate more sales then anything else can.