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Review of Xbox Kinect for Xbox 360
We are again putting the Xbox Kinect on our most sought after Christmas gift for 2011. Introduced in November 2010 it appeared as a hot item for Christmas 2010. It has continued to be in demand with in excess of 10 million units being shipped in the first six months and is considered to be the “fastest selling consumer electronics device”. Once it was in the hands of consumers and owners were able to experience all of its features the Xbox Kinect has continued to fly off the shelves.
It works with a webcam add-on device to the Xbox 360 console. People love the ability to manipulate it with gestures and voice commands. The use of voice and gesture control moves the Xbox Kinect from being just a gaming console to a broader application.
The camera sensor is a vertical bar that is designed to sit above the video output. It is capable of recognizing the face and voice of up to 6 people plus 2 motion players.
People have endorsed it particularly for dance and yoga applications. It gets couch potatoes up and moving in fun crazy moves. For the gaming crowd the ability to play without a controller is very appealing.
With Microsoft working hard to have people use their search systems they are streaming Netflix through the Xbox Kinect. By using your voice you can order up your favorite flick.
Rating and Reviews
Looking through the reviews it is getting 3.5 out of 4, 8 out of 10, and on Amazon.com 4.5 with 721 reviewers. This is what is being said:
This has given my adult family and I more quality time together. We laugh, play, and exercise at the same time. The games are energetic and raise your heart rate up. Love the pics that we share with each other. The pics are just like the amusement park pics you receive when you are on the roller coaster. Great entertainment.
WE LOVE OUR KINCETS. I BOUGHT TWO OF THESE ONE FOR MY 16 YR OLD DAUGHTER AND ANOTHER ONE FOR MY SON IN LAW. THEY LOVE THEM
Kinect is a responsive, sharp piece of hardware that capably delivers all it promised. Its motion-sensor is extremely accurate (even for my 5-year-old), and its voice control is infinitely better than any other I’ve used by Microsoft
All the features make this a perfect Christmas gift for all people. With its launch popularity it is bound to be in high demand this Christmas.
*Note: You need 6 to 8 feet of space to play the games with this device.
**A full review can be found at http://www.grandmastoyreview.com/review-of-the-xbox-kinect/