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Xbox 360 Kinect Sensor with Kinect Adventures (Xbox 360)

by Microsoft
Xbox 360
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (383 customer reviews)

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  • You are the controller. Kinect uses a sensor to track your body movement and recognise your face, even listen to your voice.
  • Smart enough to remember voices and faces and provides an in-game experience in which the player’s face and voice are recognised. Greet and speak to characters in the game, or simply step into view of the sensor to log into Xbox LIVE and connect with friends.
  • Makes social gaming off-the-couch fun by providing gameplay that gets you off the couch, on your feet and in the fun. Each Kinect experience is designed to get players moving, laughing, cheering and playing together.
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Game Information

  • Platform:   Xbox 360
  • BBFC Rating: Suitable for 15 years and over Suitable for 15 years and over. Not for sale to persons under age 15. By placing an order for this product, you declare that you are 15 years of age or over.
  • Media: Video Game
  • Item Quantity: 1

Product details

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  • ASIN: B0036DDW2G
  • Item Weight: 200 g
  • Release Date: 10 Nov 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (383 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 54 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

Product Safety

This product is subject to specific safety warnings
  • Warning: Not suitable for children under 3 years. For use under adult supervision
  • Warning: To be used under the direct supervision of an adult

Product Description

Manufacturer's Description



Jump In With Microsoft Kinect

Introducing Kinect, a revolutionary new way to play: no controller required.

Kinect will turn YOU into the controller for games and entertainment, and it will work with every Xbox 360. Unlike 2-D cameras and controllers, Kinect tracks your full body movement in 3-D, while responding to commands, directions, even a difference of emotion in your voice.

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Kinect brings games and entertainment to life in extraordinary new ways - no controller required. Easy to use and instantly fun, Kinect gets everyone off the couch moving, laughing and cheering. See a ball? Kick it. Control an HD movie with a wave of the hand. Want to join a friend in the fun? Simply jump in. With Kinect technology evaporates, letting the natural magic in all of us shine. And the best part is Kinect works with every Xbox 360*.


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Kinect
With the Kinect sensor, you can experience gaming like never before. Easy to use and fun for everyone, the Kinect sensor utilises revolutionary full-body tracking to put you in the center of the fun. This amazing new technology allows the sensor to recognise your body and mirror your movements in the game, making you the controller. The sensor is compatible with every Xbox 360* and comes with a Kinect game. With Kinect Xbox 360 now has the best controller ever made - YOU.


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Features
  • Colour VGA Motion Camera: 640x480 pixel resolution @30FPS
  • Depth Camera: 640x480 pixel resolution @30FPS
  • Array of 4 microphones supporting single speaker voice recognition
  • Fully compatible with all Xbox 360 models*
  • Revolutionary technology that includes body recognition

How does it work?

  • “Kinect” sensor. “Kinect” is the world’s first system to combine an RGB camera, depth sensor, multiarray microphone and custom processor running proprietary software that brings “Kinect” experiences to every Xbox 360 console. The “Kinect” sensor tracks full-body movement and individual voices, creating controller-free fun and social entertainment available only on Xbox 360.
  • RGB camera. “Kinect” has a video camera that delivers the three basic color components. As part of the “Kinect” sensor, the RGB camera helps enable facial recognition and more.
  • Depth sensor. An infrared projector combined with a monochrome CMOS sensor allows “Kinect” to see the room in 3-D (as opposed to inferring the room from a 2-D image) under any lighting conditions.
  • Multiarray microphone. “Kinect” has a microphone that will be able to locate voices by sound and extract ambient noise. The multiarray microphone will enable headset-free Xbox LIVE party chat and more.
  • Custom processor (running Microsoft proprietary software layer). A proprietary software layer makes the magic of “Kinect” possible. This layer differentiates “Kinect” from any other technology on the market through its ability to enable human body recognition and extract other visual noise.



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    You are the controller.
    Kinect provides a whole new way to play. It uses a sensor to track your body movement and recognise your face, even listen to your voice.

    Full-body tracking allows the Kinect sensor to capture your movement, from head to toe, to give players a full-body gaming experience.


    Personalised play.

    Kinect is smart enough to remember voices and faces and provides an in-game experience in which the player’s face and voice are recognised. Greet and speak to characters in the game, or simply step into view of the sensor to log into Xbox LIVE and connect with friends.

    Full-body play. Kinect provides a new way to play where you use all parts of your body — head, hands, feet and torso. When you're the controller, you don't just control the superhero, you are the superhero. Full-body tracking allows the Kinect sensor to capture your movement, from head to toe, to give players a full-body gaming experience.

    Off-the-couch play. Kinect provides gameplay that gets you off the couch, on your feet and in the fun. Each Kinect experience is designed to get players moving, laughing, cheering and playing together. Kinect makes social gaming off-the-couch fun.

    Sensor

    Colour and depth-sensing lenses
    Voice microphone array
    Tilt motor for sensor adjustment
    Fully compatible with existing Xbox 360 consoles

    Field of View
    Horizontal field of view: 57 degrees
    Vertical field of view: 43 degrees
    Physical tilt range: ± 27 degrees
    Depth sensor range: 1.2m - 3.5m

    Data Streams
    320x240 16-bit depth @ 30 frames/sec
    640x480 32-bit colour@ 30 frames/sec
    16-bit audio @ 16 kHz

    Skeletal Tracking System
    Tracks up to 6 people, including 2 active players
    Tracks 20 joints per active player
    Ability to map active players to LIVE Avatars

    Audio System
    LIVE party chat and in-game voice chat (requires Xbox LIVE Gold Membership)
    Echo cancellation system enhances voice input
    Speech recognition in multiple


    You are the controller


Product Description

Easily hook up with friends with Video Kinect, no headset required. Sign into your profile by just stepping in front of the sensor Kinect games give you the freedom to jump, duck, and spin your way through a unique adventure. Kinect uses cutting-edge technology to provide a whole new way to play Kinect Adventures game

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Customer Reviews

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86 of 89 people found the following review helpful
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Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
As My title says, this is a review on the Kinect itself, rather than what games I have for it.

The camera looks pretty smart and comes with plenty of cable for power and usb connection. You also get provided a USB extender so you can still plug in your wireless adapter if you have one.

The Camera has a motor which adjusts itself to get the best angle to see you. You can manually over ride this for finer tuning if you like.

My 4 year old daughter tried one of the games on Kinect Adventures which involved flapping your arms to fly around a space station, which she loved and needed very little guidance.

I tried river rapids and was pleasantly surprised at how well it interacts with the 3D space. You can move forward and back within the boat, as well as left and right. Then when you had to jump, the amount you jumped actually effected the in game hight which I wasn't expecting. After using the Wii balance board, it was hard to remember I actually needed to move, rather than just lean.

The Voice recognition worked every time (so far), say 'Xbox' and it prompts you with what you can say at the bottom of the screen, or say what box you want. Never has opening and closing a disc tray been so much fun lol.

You also get a small box in the bottom right which is what the camera sees, so you can tell if its seeing you clearly or not.

If you go to far back/forward, it tells you to move accordingly, you soon get use to the play area.
I use a projector so have the lights off and the camera was still tracking me fine. The only issue with the light source coming from behind was the facial recognition for auto sign in, kind of expected though.
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264 of 276 people found the following review helpful
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Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
ok well this arrived today

Plenty of cable and installation is painless .... although your xbox will require 2 or 3 downloads before its all working

I stuck mine to the top of my tv with blu tak ... worked a treat!

The problems start tho when you realise just how much room you need

The sensor wants you to be stood AT LEAST 6 feet (2m) away from the sensor ... and something i had not read anywhere ... if you want it to be able to recognise 2 people at the smae time you need to be stood at least 8 feet (3m) away. I never saw this mentioned in any of the promotional videos or articles and think that it is a bit of a deal breaker

Not only that, but you need room to step backwards comfortably too. Thinking of family and friends living rooms, i would say only about of quarter of the people I know would have the room for Kinect. Not only that but alot of people sit their couch 6 - 10 feet from their tv, so you would probably have to move that too ...

The Kinect needs to be positioned in line with the centre of your TV, so you cant position it off to one side either.

OK so now the good news .... i did manage to get it all setup despite the back of my legs being against the sofa .... and i have to say that the technology seems pretty impressive to me. I have a fairly dark living room and didnt have to do anything with lights, curtains etc to get it to work ... it all worked straight out of the box and the motion sensing is indeed pretty impressive ... when you see it picking out each of your joints for the first time you will be impressed

I have never bought a dancing game before but i would love to try dance central, as from what i can tell, Kinect seems perfect for it and it would be alot of fun.
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150 of 158 people found the following review helpful
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
As other reviewers have stated: I'm not convinced how many UK houses fit the ideal distance for Kinect. I have the second biggest bedroom (in a detached house)as a "games room/lounge". It's about 8ft long but has a sofa in it at one end and the telly at the other end. So, in reality, I'm about, or just under, 6 ft away from the sensor.

I set up the Kinect (piece of cake - plug in power [it needs its own power point BTW so bear that in mind] and plug into USB at back - wireless adaptor users will need to plug that into the front with supplied cable but I use ethernet so can't comment much on that) and ran through the inital setup wizard (you'll need to be online for a few small updates to the software). At first it seemed to have no problems whatsoever, and I had some fun with the bundled game and quickly began to see how this might well seriously take off.

First impressions: wow! Impressive tech indeed! Yes, it works! Wave your hand in the dashboard (where you see a little hand in bottom right and/or a little mic to indicate hand gestures/voice recognition respectively is available) to get Kinect's attention and you get a 'Wii like' hand pointer which you move around the screen to select things: keep your hand in same position when over the icon required until the circle completes, and it will be selected. Easy! And you kinda feel like you're in 'Minority Report' which is kind of cool. It seems to correctly pick up all your movements and this does indeed go WAY further than the Wii (which I totally agree with another reviewer here, as mine is indeed gathering dust and has been for some time; in fact I'll sell it now I think as the XBOX now truly does it all, and much, much better!).
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars Kinect, what Kinect?
I orderd a Kinect on the 3rd april 2014 in plenty of time for my sons birthday on the 11th. Passa the worst copmany I've ever had the misfortune to deal with on Amazon said it was... Read more
Published 6 hours ago by Abby Williams
4.0 out of 5 stars Very satisfied but have found cheaper on high street.
Bought new but have since found that I could have got considerable cheaper at the local game store. Next time would look around first.
Published 18 days ago by Keith Lyne
3.0 out of 5 stars Kinect sensor
As I brought this item as a present and have not used it personally, I can not rate it fairly
Published 28 days ago by Chats
1.0 out of 5 stars Dis-kinected!
Waste of money, bought for sons Christmas, used once in the living room. Wouldn't work in his room as Microsoft believe all UK rooms should be 20 x 20ft!
Published 1 month ago by K. White
5.0 out of 5 stars Real fun
What a great way to keep yourself in motion! A real fun for all the family without any technical issues so far! You just need plenty of space in the room.
Published 1 month ago by shopaholic
4.0 out of 5 stars Could have Skype!
If this could have Skype, there's nothing like it in the market! Stupid MS is putting this off for so long, just to sell its Xbox one.
Published 1 month ago by Thunderbird
5.0 out of 5 stars Great device for kids
After having XBOX 360 for 4-5 years it was a pleasure to add a kinect sensor.
We found it very attractive for kids and their guests.
Published 1 month ago by Boyan Yanchev
1.0 out of 5 stars Product description misleading - do not buy from this seller
Dear buyers!

Do not order from this seller as the product parts (power cable) is missing from the box! Product description is misleading for prospective buyers. Read more
Published 1 month ago by JAKUB GLOWALA
4.0 out of 5 stars OK
No connector; earth wire, for internet connection and this can add a great cost.
was a gift and as not electron technical was slightly deflated by this discovery. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Odile
5.0 out of 5 stars Great games with the Kinect
Kids love playing games using the Kinect. You need quite a large room so that you can get far enough away & have plenty of space from your partner.
Published 1 month ago by Ding
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