The Unsexy Prototype Side Of Project Natal's Camera

The PR-approved product shot of Microsoft's Project Natal camera for the Xbox 360 looks sleek, sharp and maybe a little bit cute. The prototype version of the peripheral is anything but.

OK, maybe it's the tiniest bit cute, in a sad, bound for the back of a Jawa sandcrawler scrapheap kind of way, its one functioning "eye" pleading for it to find steadier footing than a Gorillapod. But there it is, fully functioning at some unnamed development studio in a prototype capacity, according to Brier Dudley's blog at the Seattle Times.

Let's convince Owen that this week's Photoshop contest needs to involve this little guy.

Report: New iPhone, Xbox Natal to be made in same factory [Seattle Times]


Comments

    Just waiting for it to move and then Judgment Day begins...

    I love the analogies you use, they completely and utterly express my thoughts aswell.

    That tripod isnt for Natal. Its a camera tripod with flexible/bendable grippy legs so you can secure your camera to a tree branch or a pole or something.

    Dave, what are you doing dave?

    Sorry, had to say it

    It looks like a killer robot with a deadly laser.

    I love them gorillapods. Just wish I had a larger one for my DSLR.

    Looks like Wall-E's before photo.

    Reminds me of Johnny 5

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