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Do people play your PS3 without permission? Lock up that Sixaxis

You read correctly. Lock the Sixaxis. No, no, the controller itself doesn't have any sort of fancy locking feature, but a new, mostly worthless, peripheral has been showcased at Taiwan's Computex Taipei 2007 event for hardware and peripherals. This peripheral looks like a gigantic ... uh ... white leech and locks your Sixaxis or DualShock by its analog sticks. There's a three-digit code to unlock your controller, but since the thing appears to be plastic, there are always other ways to get to it.

Our question is this: who cares? The only people that should consider this are those with young siblings who either screw up your game or haphazardly delete your game saves. If you've got a lot of roommates (assuming you're in that college demographic) and they play your PS3 more than you can, it might be an all right investment. You'll definitely come off as a jerk, though. Regardless, we love our silly peripherals at PS3 Fanboy, so we thought we'd alert you to this one. Thoughts?

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1. Good now i can tell my little brother that you don't need the owners finger to turn on the ps3 (he thinks it is heat sensitive and only the owner can turn it on) this will work better as a security device than my lie.

Posted at 3:13PM on Jun 8th 2007 by Not Colin

2. The only group I can see using this are parents that want to regulate their childs use of the PS3... even then, why wouldn't they just hide the contoller itself or remove the power cable? seems utterly useless to me.

Posted at 3:17PM on Jun 8th 2007 by Glenn

3. What a stupid idea. Almost more stupid than the PS3 dust cover.

If you don't want dust to cover your PS3 put it in a drawer or put a piece of fabric overtop.

If you don't want people to play your PS3 you can hide the controller or put it up on a high shelf.

Posted at 5:33PM on Jun 8th 2007 by massive_98

4. Not Colin: thats a brilliant lie.

Posted at 12:18AM on Jun 9th 2007 by KomradAndre

5. this is a great invention i have an older brother that is staying here for a while and he is always playing my ps3 when i am asleep or out the house i know this because he never puts it back on the right user. so i plan on buying this and the dust cover thanks for the info on it.

And keep doin work

Posted at 10:34AM on Jun 9th 2007 by sebastian

6. Or you could just password protect your account... doesn't it have that feature?

Posted at 12:09PM on Jun 9th 2007 by Justin

7. my lil bros use to delete my saved games on the xbox all the time, i stop playing many a game because i didnt want to start all over again, and when i did they deleet those saves as well. i love'em tho.

Posted at 3:30PM on Jun 11th 2007 by pete

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