Nyko MediaHub (PS3) review: Nyko MediaHub (PS3)

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CNET Editors' Rating

3.5 stars Very good
  • Overall: 7.0
  • Design: 7.0
  • Features: 7.0
  • Performance: 7.0
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The Good USB hub for PlayStation 3 that successfully allows you to add more USB and Memory Stick/SD connectivity; matches PS3 style; fits any PS3 model; simple to install and use.

The Bad A cheaper USB hub can give you the same functionality except for SD and Memory Stick compatibility.

The Bottom Line The Nyko MediaHub is a quick and easy way to add two USB ports and SD/Memory Stick capabilities to your PlayStation 3 core console.

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In an effort to get the PlayStation 3 to compete with the Xbox 360 in terms of price, Sony has released the "core" version of the console: an 80GB model that removes PS2 backward compatibility, halves the USB ports to just two, and eliminates all flash card connectivity options.

This stripped down model can now be had for $400, a far cry from the original $600 console that launched in November 2006 (that has since been discontinued). Unfortunately, anyone wanting some of the features of that original PlayStation 3 is out of luck.

Nyko aims to help you recoup some of those loses with the MediaHub for the PlayStation 3. The device is a small cube-shaped accessory that attaches to the left-most USB port on any PlayStation 3. Nyko also includes a console-specific plastic adapter to fit the various console models. The USB adapter itself matches the style of the PS3 and fits very snuggly as its teeth latch onto the grille above the USB ports.

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Nyko MediaHub (PS3)

Part Number: CNET3059 Released: Sep 15, 2008
MSRP: $24.99 Low Price: $6.49 See all prices

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  • Release date Sep 15, 2008
  • CE Product Type game console USB hub / memory card reader