One of the things that the PS3 Slim lost when it made the cut to a lower weight class was connectivity. The machine has only two USB ports where the older console had four.
A company called Gioteck has announced it will soon launch a new device called the In2Link module for the PS3 Slim. The module plugs into the two front USB ports on the PS3 and gives three powered ports on the front of the console.
The device also has an IR receiver built-in that lets you use IR remotes with the console. The module also has a retractable charging cable for controllers. Other models will launch later with units offering SD or CF readers.