175w ago - This weekend Datel Japan has launched their new accessory featured on Japan Game Watch dubbed the PS3 Hub for the PlayStation 3, which offers PS3 Slim owners more USB ports alongside a memory card reader.
The add-on accessory connects to the PS3 Slim console providing users with three extra USB slots and several variations of SD card slots.
Below is a picture of the the maximum amount of devices that can be connected with the PS3 Hub to a PlayStation 3 Slim, with some additional pictures available HERE.
Finally, to quote from TheSixthAxis.com (linked above): "For 2,000 Yen, the device plugs into the right-most USB port giving you another 3 extra sockets (so 4 in total) plus plenty of memory-card related goodness, including an SD cart slot that's sadly missing on most models after the launch console.
The ports aren't powered, although you can connect (judging from my translation) an external power supply to give them more juice."
175w ago - This weekend a new PS3 Slim model CECH-2500A complete with a 160GB PlayStation 3 hard disk drive hits Japan, and based on a comparison the updated revision is slightly more eco-friendly too!
As reported previously, a PS3 HDMI cable will also be included with the new PS3 model along with 802.11b/g WiFi and Bluetooth 2.0+EDR that was first announced pre-E3.
According to a comparison chart from JustPushStart.com (linked above), the PS3 CECH-2500A will also save the environment and video gamers money as it runs slightly more efficiently than previous PlayStation 3 models.
Those interested can check out the greener PS3 comparison chart below.
179w ago - Today the Examiner.com (linked above) spotted a Sony PS3 Press Release announcing that the previously reported PlayStation 3 Slim consoles will be hitting Japan this month in both Classic White and Charcoal Black, and include additional PS3 HDD space ranging from 160GB to 320GB in size with 802.11b/g WiFi alongside Bluetooth 2.0+EDR.
Available on July 29, the PlayStation 3 Slim Classic White model CECH-2500A LW offers a 160GB hard disk drive while the CECH-2500A and CECH-2500B in Charcoal Black sport 160GB and 320GB of PS3 disk space respectively and come with a PS3 HDMI cable.
To quote: "The 160GB PS3 will sell for the price of the current 120GB unit, 29,980 yen ($340.76), meanwhile the 320GB system will retail for 34,980 yen ($397.59). Depending what import shop you use, the better deal is certainly for the 320GB system."
182w ago - It's been awhile since the last PlayStation 3 FCC Reveal, but today the sleuths at Engadget.com (linked above) have uncovered new PS3 Slim Retail and PS3 Debug models via FCC just before E3 arrives.
To quote: "PlayStation 3 models CECH-2501A and CECH-2501B are both certified for 802.11b/g WiFi and Bluetooth 2.0+EDR differing only in hard disk drive configurations.
We're also seeing a pair of PS3 DECH-2500A and DECH-S2500A debugging stations - interesting since a debug unit is typically only required when there's been a change in the chips on the motherboard. Feel free to speculate as we prepare for E3 to kick off on June 15th."