Gaming accessory specialist Venom has just released what is possibly our favorite PS5 accessory yet – a USB hub that greatly enhances your connectivity options. Time for a quick look.
With all that the PlayStation 5 brings in terms of raw power, one thing that’s been a bit annoying is the fact that the front panel of the console only has a single regular USB port and a single USB-C port. Without custom cables, you can’t have two DualSense controllers charging at once, and if you want to connect a pair of karaoke microphones you have to resort to the ports on the back of the console.
Sure, situations that don’t apply to everyone, but Venom’s new USB hubs plugs into the two front points and turns them into four regular USB(-A) ports and two USB-C ports, which is perfect for scenarios we can currently think of. We’ve even been charging phones and tablets with it, and haven’t run into a single situation where we needed to resort to the ports on the back.
For its budget price (12.99 when ordering from the UK), this is an awesome little tool that greatly enhances what you can conveniently use your PS5 for, and it’s something that a lot of players will find practical. It does stick out of your PS5 a bit though, so design-wise your console will look a bit less sleek – a small price to pay, we feel.
4 thoughts on “Venom PS5 USB Hub review”
It does not work the usbc port is very low power so the psvr2 does not work also if you try plugging in 2 usbc devices it says to many USB devices plugged in so a totally useless item I would not recommend purchasing this item
We don’t think this hub was ever designed with PSVR2 in mind – that one’s a beast that needs all the power that the port can offer. We’ve been using it to connect/charge controllers, phones, headsets and mics – it’s been working well for those, especially because the PS5 is so limited with its (front) ports.
Even without the PSVR2 it would not let me use more than one USBC port while using a USBA without saying on the PS5 That to many USB being used also the USBC would only trickle charge my Samsung so in my view still not worth it maybe Venom need to update there advertising as will not work with the PSVR2 as I can see lots buying just for this use as need more USB’S to charge controllers ect
Fair point, a disclaimer could be useful now that the power-hungry PSVR2 is out.