Interesting storage add on for xbox one plus USB ports

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I found this product while browsing ebay. It's also available on amazon for a couple dollars less. This looks really slick and has good reviews on amazon. Only catch is you will have to buy your own hard drive.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Collective-M...YAAOSwGotWrPho
So it looks nice, however, I wouldn't buy it without doing a little more research. If memory serves me correctly, the 2 rear USBs are 3.0 and the one one the side that this is replicating to three ports available in the front is only 2.0. Now 2.0 is all you need for controllers or Skylanders portal, but the hard drive specifically requires a 3.0 USB. In one of the 5 star reviews it says the hard drive isn't recognized sometimes, but they blame MS for that. I suspect they are wrong and it's their own fault for not using 3.0.

Now in those pictures, the back isn't shown, so maybe you plug the HDD into the USB 3.0 in the back, I dunno, but since the fan is back there, I doubt that theory is true. {pause} Okay, I went and looked it up. All of the ports are 3.0 on the X1 so yeah, get it. My only two questions now would be...
  1. Does the sync controller button on the side work okay through this?
  2. How loud is that fan?
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I saw a controller battery charger that hooks up like that at Best Buy the other day. It has a top that opens and closes so that it just makes the Xbox One look a little wider (much like this item does).

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Side port is 3.0, I have my hub for controller charger and hard drive plugged into it.
I saw a controller battery charger that hooks up like that at Best Buy the other day. It has a top that opens and closes so that it just makes the Xbox One look a little wider (much like this item does).
Originally Posted by HyruleBalverine
I have that charger. What top that opens/closes?

I actually like that charger and put it on 2 of my X1s.
I saw a controller battery charger that hooks up like that at Best Buy the other day. It has a top that opens and closes so that it just makes the Xbox One look a little wider (much like this item does).
Originally Posted by HyruleBalverine
This is the one I own, so if this is the charger you saw there should be no top that opens. The batteries just plug in and you push the button to pop them back out. Has a nice light indicating when the battery is fully charged.
Nope; that's not the one that I saw. The one that I saw hooks on the side of the console like the USB / HDD station linked in the OP. I'll stop by the store and take a picture of it on my way home tomorrow.

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Nope; that's not the one that I saw. The one that I saw hooks on the side of the console like the USB / HDD station linked in the OP. I'll stop by the store and take a picture of it on my way home tomorrow.
Originally Posted by HyruleBalverine
The one he posted does that, look at the second and third picture on the page.
Yes it does; but it does not do so like the one in the OP so that it makes the console look longer. Like I said, I'll stop by Best Buy and snap a pic of the one I'm talking about on my way home from work tomorrow.

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Or better yet; I just found a picture of it doing a quick bing search:

http://www.entertainmentbuddha.com/b...Station_01.jpg
http://www.walmart.com/ip/Nyko-86118...oxone/42552807

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Or better yet; I just found a picture of it doing a quick bing search:

http://www.entertainmentbuddha.com/b...Station_01.jpg
http://www.walmart.com/ip/Nyko-86118...oxone/42552807
Originally Posted by HyruleBalverine
That one is horrible. I mean, it is a ridiculous waste of space to have the opening top, and it doesn't even have the USB pass through.
I didn't say that it was the greatest thing since sliced bread, just that I was reminded of it when I saw the OP. I agree that it would be much better if it included the USB pass though, but I must admit that I do like the design of extending the console a little bit, blending in, rather than just a little box that juts out of the side. Of course, I'm just using the play and charge kit myself, so it's a moot point. Nobody said that you had to like it; I just wanted to share for those that might be interested. No big deal.

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Or better yet; I just found a picture of it doing a quick bing search:

http://www.entertainmentbuddha.com/b...Station_01.jpg
http://www.walmart.com/ip/Nyko-86118...oxone/42552807
Originally Posted by HyruleBalverine
Interesting, never seen that design. How do you even dig the batteries out of that? I think I like the one I have more.

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