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New Kinect Accessory Allows for More Space While Playing - Release Date and Price Announced

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One of the biggest flaws Kinect has is the unresponsiveness of the sensor when the product is used in a cramped space. If you are one of those people that don’t have the recommended 6 feet of open space in your gaming area, it may be your lucky day. Nyko has just revealed their latest product, the Nyko Zoom, which is a clip-on device that can be attached to Kinect in order to make Microsoft’s sensor capable of use in cramped environments.

Nyko Zoom will have the ability to cut Kinect’s space requirement by 40% which allows Kinect to function in only 3-4 feet, making Kinect perfect in even the most cramped apartment buildings or rooms. Nyko plans to release the Nyko Zoom on August 23rd for only $30.

If you have had issues with Kinect in the past regarding the space issue, Nyko Zoom may be what you need to solve all of your problems.

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Very cool. I'll take one if it works as advertised.



this could end up moving some kinect's if it actually works the way they say it does.



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I made a thread about it some weeks maybe a month ago, it all came down that you can't expect much from Nyko products...(would like it though)..



 

This was announced months ago. I saw it at E3 as well.



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In Lostplanet22's thread, I said it sucked. I'll say it rocks this time for the sake of diversity.



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And how is the software going to compensate for the fish-eye lens distortion and difference in movement in all directions?

Don't you think MS would have released a version with different lenses themselves in Japan if it was that simple?



SvennoJ said:
And how is the software going to compensate for the fish-eye lens distortion and difference in movement in all directions?

Don't you think MS would have released a version with different lenses themselves in Japan if it was that simple?


Pretty much this.



Mistershine said:
SvennoJ said:
And how is the software going to compensate for the fish-eye lens distortion and difference in movement in all directions?

Don't you think MS would have released a version with different lenses themselves in Japan if it was that sim


Pretty much this.

"The software" doesn't work on absolute distance values, it reacts to change of depth. It doesn't know (and doesn't need to know) that there is a lense attached to Kinect. Therefore the idea works in principle - although, with such a system, you considerably lose on depth range. Since Kinect still seems to be two player limited (side by side), this probably is not much of a problem.



SvennoJ said:
And how is the software going to compensate for the fish-eye lens distortion and difference in movement in all directions?

Don't you think MS would have released a version with different lenses themselves in Japan if it was that simple?


You could have just saved some time and typed "It's made by Nyko".  We all would have known what you meant.  Wait until the user reviews at Amazon.com come in!  People will not be pleased if they buy this accessory and spend $150 on Kinect if it doesn't work as advertised.



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