Kinect Space Requirement Woes Will Soon Be A Thing Of The Past

Come August 23 I will no longer need to move my couch in order to get my Just Dance on, thanks to Nyko's Kinect clip-on Zoom device. How much would you pay to cut your Kinect's space requirements by 40 per cent?

I'll tell you how much you'll pay. You'll pay $US29.99, and you'll love it. I know I will. In my current living room configuration Just Dance is only playable if I stand with my calves pressed hard against my ugly sofa, and Your Shape Fitness is pretty much unplayable. The Zoom, which debuted to rave reviews at E3 earlier this year, sounds like the answer to all of my problems. I mean it. My hair will grow back, I'll lose weight, and the babies will start sleeping through the night.

"The success of the Zoom at E3 was outstanding and we are incredibly excited to help expand the already thriving fanbase of Kinect gamers, allowing even more people to enjoy the thrills of being the controller," said Chris Arbogast, director of marketing at Nyko Technologies. "We are also proud to be working with all of our retail partners on our first ever simultaneous national launch for an accessory. Come August 23, you will be able to find the Zoom on store shelves everywhere."

And in my living room as well, if I have anything to say about it.


    Day one purchase for me. Having to move stuff around for the Kinect is a royal PITA.

    Damn, I can't wait for this. A 40% reduction is exactly what I need, then I'll be able to actually play Kinect Adventures properly and my wife and I will be able to fully enjoy the simultaneous multiplayer in Dance Central 2.

    I just hope the lenses don't reduce the Kinect's precision as it's required more in the long term. :/

    I'm curious, wouldn't this distort the image or cause some sort of problems?

    If it was such an amazing fix, I would have thought it'd be something that would have been investigated during the Kinect's production.

      I wouldn't necessarily think so.

      Microsoft fixing problems DURING development? Surely you jest.

    Day 1 purchase for me too. This will see me using the Kinect a lot more :)

      Same. I was waiting for Voice recognition but I may actually unwrap it and plug it in now.

    I'd happily give a kidney, but $30 sounds good too.

    So this will allow you to play your one game more often?

    Now I just need a device that makes my coffee table see through and the dust gathering Kinect might see some action again.

    Im guessing it was Nyko who fixed the Hubble Telescope too?

    Wait, that didnt work either.

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