Nyko’s Zoom accessory may help you play with the Kinect. “May” being the keyword.
What is this again :o
Attachment for the Kinect, to help people in smaller rooms, but it fails
I saw this at the store recently... glad I didn't pick it up. I kinda wondered how effective it could really be, if MS didn't create such an accessory themselves... Sadly, I also live in "the land of inbetween" where Kinect is totally hit or miss. I am sad this thing doesn't work, because I was seriously considering it.
problem is kinect isnt just a camera..puttin a diff lens in front of it might give you more of a viewing area but you loss out on things like kinect id, cause to it your just a big blurry mess and tell the diff from your head and hands.
Did the author re-calibrate Kinect with this connected? Doing that sorted the issues for others with the problem he described.
He did everything he could, but it didn't help in his environment. May help some, but not everyone.
As I am the author of the article, I can promise you I redid my entire Kinect setup. I still had trouble with it sensing me or my movements. I also have a room equipped with lamps at the corners, all of which were on during the gaming sessions.
I have this and personally it works wonders for me. From my couch to my tv is about 6 feet, but literally touching heel to couch. I put this on, recalibrate it and my girlfriend was playing Dance Central no problem (Before it wouldn't pick up her legs. Odd though, read the review, he said it works..YET still gives it a 1/5. Hm
As I am the author, I can think I can reply to this. I said it might work depending on your setup. It "worked" for me, but at the same time I faced a number of difficulties while using it. If you read the end of the review, I point out that I was in a middle ground in terms of having a room not big enough for the Kinect itself, but the room isn't small enough to be easily using the Zoom either. As another point to that, my TV is too big for me to stick myself 3 feet in front of it - there is no way that would work with gaming.
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