As consoles drift away from dedicated gaming and further into the murk of general entertainment, limited disk storage has become a problem.
With digitised box-sets and HD films piling the gigs on, you need a Space Dock.
Rather than the quite fiddly process of swapping out your PS3’s hard disk (or the very fiddly process of swapping out your Xbox 360’s hard disk), this HDD dock plugs straight into your console’s USB port.
You then load a 2.5in or 3.5in HDD into the top-mounted slot and boost your storage by a terabyte instantly. The disk shows up as a mass storage device, so you can ram it full of music, films, TV shows and pictures straight from another computer.
Admittedly, you could just buy an external HDD, but where’s the SNES action in plugging one of those into your USB socket?
Space Dock costs £25 and is freshly available for PS3 and Xbox 360 now.