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Xbox 360 Kinect Beta Kit: Is it too big?

We have some important news for everyone thinking of forking out the cash for Microsoft’s Kinect Kit for the Xbox 360, as we have what looks to be the first pictures of the beta kit in the wild – It looks a bit big doesn’t it?

The pictures have come to us courtesy of Kotaku, as we presume one naughty chap has sent in his shots of the beta kit, despite Microsoft’s instructions not to do so.

We’re glad he did though, as it gives us a solid look at the device, including an idea on just how big the device will look when placed by your television set.

According to Kotaku, the Kinect beta kit also allows users to sample the voice control feature on the device, bringing up a choice of available voice commands when you start speaking into the camera.

I don’t want to ruin the Kinect party here, but I have to say that I expected the device to be smaller than what I can see in the pictures. I’m praying that the thing will run without any kind of loud operation noise, but at least the Kinect unit itself will blend into the background of your TV set – otherwise the size would stand out too much in my opinion.

Take a look at some of the images below and let us know your thoughts on this. Is Kinect too big for you or not?



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Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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oscar
oscar

ther is no problem with this kinect is just find and if you dont like it your stupid

michael
michael

Well what's new. American's just can't design aesthetic hardware, or cars, or anything much. Just another ugly big bit of plastic.

Wii Rent
Wii Rent

In this case size really doesn't matter. You're going to need space to play the games, so making space to place the Kinect camera shouldn't be a huge issue.

There will also be the ability to rent Kinect instead of buying it – perfect for team-building, office or private parties, corporate events and more. Wii Rent will be evaluating Kinect for rental. Have a look at http://www.wiirent.com for more details.

chinchy 133
chinchy 133

I tried it in the xbox room in ibiza rocks last month. Then i thought it was quitee large. They would only let us play the bowling at the time, but the way it tracks your body movement worked realy well.

marhorn
marhorn

No one cares product reviews! we all know Microsoft came and destroyed your village when you were younger, but come on!

Bovla
Bovla

well the width is because of the microphone on the bottom but it does look deeper than i expected.

DaveBG
DaveBG

What's the problem?
One minute the usual suspects are claiming it won't work anyways and is priced too high and now as launch day approaches we're down to a lame quibble about size!?
Given the price (and things like the motorised movement) I expect this to be reasonably substantial.

Susan
Susan

What a stupid article. The Kinect is the same size it’s always been. Too big for what? It doesn’t look that large to me. If you were expecting a dinky little webcam then you don’t understand how much technology is packed into little Wall-E.

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