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Xbox One Kinect 2.0 extension cable

One issue we have found with the new Xbox One is to do with availability of a Kinect 2.0 extension cable, and this is something we need for our 180-inch screen in a cinema room but after thinking our situation was unique, it seems a lot of gamers have this problem for a number of reasons.

The Microsoft Xbox One Kinect 2.0 extension cable isn’t available at the time of writing, although there is hope of a 3rd party accessory or lead releasing in the near future that can deliver an extension of over 20-30 ft.

When it comes to projectors, a lot of the time all electronics like the Xbox One are stored at the back of a large room and the Kinect 2.0 sensor needs to be at the front along with the screen, so in this situation it is a big problem without a Kinect 2.0 extension cable. The connection isn’t USB 3.0 like some people thought it would be, so thanks to a proprietary cable you will need to seek something more specialist.

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You can see the Kinect 2.0 port on the back of an Xbox One above, so as you can see it is far from anything USB related but we do have hope of an accessory maker tapping this market in the near future.

Demand for an Xbox One Kinect 2.0 extension cable – as we explained above, we thought the need for a very long Kinect 2.0 extension cable around 30 ft was unique to us but this seems to be far from the truth.

You can see one forum thread right here that reveals a lot of people have setups for their new Xbox One that require an extension cable for Kinect 2.0, and considering the new features like voice control it’s something you would rather have than leave the sensor in the box.

We noticed a few people with projector rooms just like us looking for the Xbox One Kinect 2.0 extension cable, and also a lot of gamers have certain rooms where the console will be put a long way from their HDTV, so this means an extension cable of up to 30 ft is needed just like in our situation.

Do you need an Xbox One Kinect 2.0 extension cable? If so, explain your situation in the comments and we will update this article when an accessory becomes available. It is worth noting the included lead is pretty long at around 10 feet, although not long enough for some people and this means Microsoft or a 3rd party need to offer a solution to remedy this issue.

Written by Daniel Chubb

Daniel is the CEO of Dansway Communications LTD and founder of product-reviews.net; a top blog dedicated to breaking tech news, hands-on reviews and delivers real solutions to everyday consumer electronics hang-ups.

Daniel now spends his time keeping an eye on the latest technology and business trends. Also developing other blogs/news sites in the entertainment and business industries.

Contact Daniel Chubb: daniel@product-reviews.net

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JDM
JDM

More of the same…I won’t buy until a longer 25’+ cable is available. All electronics are in a remote closet and I refuse to put a shelf in just for this piece of equipment.

GSF
GSF

Same problem and waiting to get Xbox one 35ft sensor cable as my equipment rack is in a closet about 35ft from wall mounted tv

xboxless in seattle
xboxless in seattle

I have not purchased an Xbox one because of lack of long (35ft) cable for the connect sensor as my equipment rack is in a closet approximately 35 Ft away from my TV

youngjb
youngjb

Same situation as many of you. I have a home theater system with a projector, equipment is in a rack in the back of the room. I bought two additional 20 foot hdmi cables so that I could run the xbox up to near the front of room, the kinext cable covered the rest of the difference. It was a very ugly set up. I left it like that for about two weeks, until I get sick of everyone tripping over the cords. I disconnected the kinect and I am running the xbox with out it. No where near as… Read more »

kush
kush

I have my entire entertainment system in a closet about 15 feet away from my TV. My TV is a wall mounted in order to reduce clutter in the room. With this purchase I would be required to move components around to support the game instead of having an extension cable to support the distance required to mount the device. They created a wall mount for the device but didn’t seem to think about how the device would connect to the unit once mounted. Extremely fustrating.

mike d
mike d

i need an extention cable, shame on microsoft. Stupid, stupid, stupid. I am not sure why this has not been addressed before release.

Darrenh
Darrenh

Same Projector with a separate component stand. Better than an extension cable, how about a wireless Kinect……. That would certainly eliminate everyones issue no matter what length they need. Bandwidth should be minimal and easily transported across a wireless connection without performance issues.

jcnokinect
jcnokinect

same…projector…audio closet…need 40 feet

Jason Love
Jason Love

Same situation, TV is above the fireplace with equipment hidden.

James Moorhead
James Moorhead

Same here TV is above the fire place and sky box and other equipment is hidden away, need a cable around 20 feet

EvilMoore
EvilMoore

Same here – media room projector setup – need an extra 15 feet.

Legenderek
Legenderek

Yup, need this too. My cable needs to be at least 40 feet to run the distance to my equipment cabinet in the back. Currently running 2 hdmi cables (1 to the XB1 and the 2nd back to my Denon), with my XB1 underneath the screen close to the Kinect 2.0. Unfortunately, this also prevents my XB1 from controlling my other components. Hope somebody makes a solution soon.

Jean Carper
Jean Carper

Same as everyone else, 20-30 feet in projector room, xbox kinect is the only function that will be used by us here unusable until then. Please let us know when it becomes available.

John B
John B

Considering there is need for many different lengths, any where from 2m to 10m, here’s hopin Microfukup thinks this thru a little better.

John B
John B

Same as everyone else.. 1080p projector.. 4.5m throw.. 130″ curved screen.. all hail FORZA5!!.. set up components in cabinet to the side of the screen.. as close as i could.. kinect cable only 2m short.. Farken really??

They should have given you options.. what is your setup? what do you need? How long is the cable you need? Make a standard cable.. make an option to upgrade on purchase as required.. i agree with next gen comments?? please Microwank.. please.. this is what you came up with?

Mijoge
Mijoge

Projector setup, will likely need at least 20 ft cable, 30 to be safe.

Greg
Greg

So close. I need about 12 ft.

vmaxcc
vmaxcc

I put my xbox one on a full swing golf simulator with a lasershot set up as well. Not sure if the kinect will work that high but can only hope. I will need a 15-20ft extension.

Robert Vogt
Robert Vogt

I have 2 Xbox ones and neither of my set up’s allow for me to have the Kinect unit by the screen. The first set up has my TV on top of my Fireplace mantel and I have 2 30 foot HDMI cables that run up into the attic and back down to my electronics rack…so the ideal solution for this would be to have a Kinect 2.0 to hdmi converter. My second set up is a projector in my theater which has all my electronic components at the back of the room with my projector…I would also like to… Read more »

Pritesh
Pritesh

My components and xbox are hidden 5 meters away in another room, need a 7+ meter cable to use the Kinect

Jovar
Jovar

TV is about a 30ft run from the components, so need about 25-30ft of extension.

Skippy2Ton
Skippy2Ton

I need a twenty-five or thirty foot extension to reach from my projection screen to the back of the equipment cabinet.

Michael Themeliotis
Michael Themeliotis

My Tv Is wall mounted and all my av equipment is in the cupboard under the stairs which I pre ran hdmi cables, cat 5 cable, coax, power etc under the concrete floor 4 yrs ago. In theory as I have cat 5 terminated behind my TV to the cupboard they just need to come up with a Kinect to cat5 extender and this would be a viable solution for me. I haven’t purchased an xbox one yet as If I cant get this working I may opt for a PS4 instead… Microsoft definitely missed a trick here in my… Read more »

Lonny Jones
Lonny Jones

Yup, One is currently sitting on the floor by the screen using HDMI to Cat6 baluns to get to the equipment rack in the back until a 35″ or so extension or adapter is made. But this means i cant plug the Tivo in to it. Canceled my preorders for the second and third One’s that were going to go in the living room and bedroom that would both need 30″ extensions…

Ken
Ken

count me in as needing one as well…surprised that one hasn’t already hit the market..

Greg
Greg

Yep…components in back of room, in a closet. Need at least a 30′ extension.

thinking about splicing and dicing 😉
Greg

tim
tim

I already have an 50 ft usb 2.0 extension cable (monoprice) in place for my xbox 360 would be nice to just get an adapter that allows me to run this over my existing cable.

Lordzoarial
Lordzoarial

Temporary solution B, I suggest you find an extension HDMI. You just have to plug xbox in front and get a long HDMI cable to reach projector. When the wire will be created, swich xbox to te back. ”I got a projector with xbox one / kinect in front

Patiently Waiting
Patiently Waiting

Same situation, I run all the cables from the TV to the components through our crawl space. I need about a 25′ extension cable.

Disapointed
Disapointed

I just open the box and notice I need an additional 20′! Not good Microsoft!! Should have thought this through!

JohnnySm0ke
JohnnySm0ke

same as everyone else, need a fkn extension cable for the theater. 20-30′ would work

Steven Kelley
Steven Kelley

I have all my components behind me and a 123″ projector screen in front with a 15ft throw. I’ll need at least a 30ft kinect2 extension cable to follow the wall.
In the meantime i’ll be purchasing a 30ft monoprice Redmere hdmi cable and not use the new (HDMI IN) feature until Mircosoft thinks of us elite home entertainment users.

oosik
oosik

I am in the same boat. I have a projection theater room where I game, and the Xbox One is in an AV cabinet in the back. I need a 30+ foot extension.

Max Stef
Max Stef

hi all, thanks to speak about this problem. I apologise that Microsoft didnt think to us (large home teather solution / videoprojectors) at the launch of xbox one :(((( anyway i hope that they will make very soon an extension cable for kinect 2. I need 30 ft too becouse in my room i have in the back all the electronics and forward the screen.

Boing Boing
Boing Boing

I have a fancy wiring raceway built into my wall the runs all my cables into a closet around 20 feet away, a 30′ cable would be the right length based on where my Xbox sits.

Slim
Slim

Same Issue. Have a large theatre room 110″ screen with all electronics in a walled compartment. Need a 20 – 30 foot extension to make this work. After watching the Xbox One capabilities, I really want it, but will not purchase until the Kinect extension is an option.

Michael Slater
Michael Slater

Im in the same boat as cody need 30 feet to reach the equipment room in the back.

Cody - day one purchaser
Cody - day one purchaser

Same here. 1080p projector on my back wall, connected to media rack on my right. 94″ screen in front, with zero visible wires for anything except about 18″ for one of the rear speakers. I’d love 30′ to route around the side of the room.

A public acknowledgement is too much to ask for?

paul
paul

I’m the same i need a cable that will convert to cat6 plug as i already have this run 20 meters so a compatible converter with proper kinect 2.0 plugs will be ideal and able to push the signal that far of course, come on microsoft you built a games console but your definetly not in the game on this matter FAIL

Klaric
Klaric

I need about 40 feet. Guess I will keep the system near my wall/screen and use an HDMI extender to run back to the projector.

jeff
jeff

Same same. TV above the fireplace. Av outlets 10 Ft away with smurf tube up to attic for hdmi cat.6 etc. Figure I need 25 to 30 Ft to connect without unsightly run. Bummer.

Michael Toler
Michael Toler

I have a front projector above my couch which projects to a screen 15 feet in front of the couch. My A/V components (Xbox, PS4, DTV receivers, etc.) are in a cabinet built into the wall behind and to the left of the couch. Putting the Xbox One in the cabinet will require 15 feet of cable minimum in order to put the Kinect 2.0 under the projector screen and above the center speaker. Ideally, a 20 foot extension cable would do the trick. Right now I’m unable to place my Xbox One in the cabinet because the Kinect would… Read more »

Mike
Mike

My Xbox One is in the back of my living room so to run the cable down under the house and behind my TV which is mounted over the fire place…. I would need around a 50′ Cable. So Please Make this happen soon. Lol I want my Kinect up and running

Derek
Derek

My setup is almost 80′ away in cable lengths, only 30′ or so in actual distance. But with a vaulted ceiling and peculiar runs up and down walls it adds up quick. I had to buy a USB 2.0 extender over Cat 6 with the original Kinect, an expensive solution. Now with a propitiatory connection I am not sure how I am going to do it.

NaiveTech
NaiveTech

I have a 14 foot screen with the projector 19 feet to the back of the room. I’ll need at least 15-20 foot cable extension. Spare room setup is in one location and works fine. Why didn’t they think of us???

Duane Janes
Duane Janes

Would be nice to have a 30′ extension cable so I can use the Kinect but it looks like I’ll have to wait along with everyone else. My TV is on one wall and all the wires to my receiver and new xbox one are 25′ away on an adjacent wall in a built in accessory cabinet.

Justin

I need a cable! 25ft. I have TV over fireplace and entertainment pulled to closet.

Geoff
Geoff

My living room setup has my receiver, cable box, game units, etc next to the couch and my 65″ tv is mounted above my fireplace about 25′ away. My one USB cable and previous 360 kinect ran under the floor along the basement ceiling to the other side of the room to the tv. So no extension means I have no way to really use the camera and set it up in front of me

mikeisfly
mikeisfly

I have a 55″ on the wall with kinect 1 underneath. 40′ away at the rear of the theater is a communication room where all my gear is. Need this extension cable bad!

FERG
FERG

Plasma on the wall with motorized projection screen, all equipment in cupboard .. need about 15mtr cable. Main reason I have bought a XBOX ONE … I want one for the media and Kinect features … when they as they are supposed to in Australia with all voice commands , tv guide and I can actually plug it in …….. not upset … just disappointed 🙁

Jason Dino Lawrence
Jason Dino Lawrence

I have a projector and will need about 30ft, I expect their will be cables available soon. Considering how long the Kinect version 1 has been out I find it unacceptable that MICROBRAIN I mean SOFT have not taken the intitiative and produced a 30ft propriatry cable. They would have an instant monopoly on sales plus please a myriad of users. A wireless option would have been ideal but I suppose issues of lag and cost would have added more too the overal price of the bundle. However I amnot buying the console until the cable is available probably 3rd… Read more »

Rob
Rob

Also need a 25′ extension cable.

Scott
Scott

I have the Xbox in a Home Theater room so all the equipment is in a media closet. Had a 25ft extension for the 360 Kinect, now need one for the One.

Mike
Mike

bummer. need about 25-30′ extension.

REDED23
REDED23

Need an extension cable ASAP !!!

andrew
andrew

Im with everyone else media rack at the back of room. 100′ projector screen at thr front. Help….

TheScottK
TheScottK

Need about a 25′ extension myself. I have a front projection setup and the xbox one is on the other side of the room.

Steve
Steve

Need a 10ft extension cable to get the ~20ft I need to reach my media cabinet. Why can’t Microsoft be more prepared for its customers at launch!!!

Dago4sho
Dago4sho

Hello all, have a media closet. All cables run through wall to TV. Nowhere to set the Xbox One and will have to leave it in the box tol a extension cable comes out.

Chucky
Chucky

30`+ needed here, projector setup…

Ashwood
Ashwood

I have a projector so I too need a cable at least 10m long

Boreddjdan
Boreddjdan

Why oh why isnt it wireless and why oh why does it have to be so big i only need another half a meter but my tv is on the wall and my xbox is in the corner and to put the sensor in the middle the only viable option is to chisel out my wall to make a shelve to sit it on hmmm not exactly easy to do nor will my misses entertain wall demolition just to humour my new console and also it will ruin the asthetic properties of my wall mounted tv im at a loss… Read more »

Matt
Matt

Yes the room i have my xbox one in is about 10×15 with an 90″ projector but the cable is about 7′ long so really i need about a 30′ extension to have it wrap all the way around the room or atleast a 10′ so i can have it just in the middle of my room so i cab use it. Atleast i can still use voice commands until then

Deacon Gamer
Deacon Gamer

This is a huge screw up Microsoft for day one launch of the Ultimate gaming machine!!!! I need another 15′ to connect in our family room…media room will need 20′.

RichinMN
RichinMN

Need about 30 feet to go from my equipment rack up into the ceiling, and over the front of the room and down again. Projector setup with 14 1/2 foot screen. I read there might be some technical hurdles extending a USB3 format over 16 feet.

boing boing
boing boing

I need about 15 feet

legendarysword
legendarysword

i need about 20 feet

jelloslug
jelloslug

I need another 20 feet to make Kinect work for me.

J Mike.
J Mike.

I need a 30′ run from wall mounted TV to A/V media closet. This is a major screw up for THE bleeding edge gaming console.

Redstang93
Redstang93

I need at least 25 feet. Media rack is in a closet.

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Redstang93

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Grant
Grant

I also need approx. 30′.

OdysseyONE
OdysseyONE

Cant’t use the Kinect in my room, exactly as the article explains. Dedicated AV room, all the equipment at the back.

jim
jim

So upset I can use my Kinect because I’m running a projector will all my gear at the back of room in a rack…..why not just leave it usb…….suckered!!

felickz
felickz

WiFi with an ac adapter??? Whynot… Gigqbit wifi speeds

Ehanes
Ehanes

Major disappointment… The short cable makes the Kinect unusuable in my room… Need 20 – 30 feet.

raburnettmcse
raburnettmcse

What an Epic Failure talk about burning your fans good will! I opened my One and found out that the new connector meant I needed to completely rewire my layout and add a long hdmi to place the xbox and Dish Joey within 10′ of the screen. Would have taken MSFT 30 min to explain why this is now a requirement and help people prepare. Instead I open the xbox one and was ticked off. What a screw up Microsoft.

cbeitel67657
cbeitel67657

Yes, Have a media closet in the back of my room and need extension cable to put the connect near the screen.

Jebno
Jebno

Yep, so disappointed that it is a proprietary connector, right now my day one xbox has a cable draping across the front of my home theater to the kinect 2.0. But it is Microsoft the company that doesn’t do standards, morons. It is supposed to be a USB3 cable + power. We will probably see some how to videos soon on how to make your own extension. Would be nice if they got rid of the power brick. Just make the thing bigger, they said they wanted it to be like a “true AV component”. Morons.

Kila
Kila

Same problem with Kinect 1.0, im surprised Microsoft didnt plan on the problem continuing with the Xbox1
I would need a 40-50′ cable myself. I spent over $150 trying to rig a USB (unsuccessfully) for the kinect 1.0 and would gladly shell out another $100 if it meant being able to enjoy the Kinect amd its features with my kids.

Lisa Kerby Randolph
Lisa Kerby Randolph

We have the same issue. Components in one room, TV in another. We need about a 40′ extension.

Ted
Ted

I keep my components in a side closet and the cables run behind the wall to get to the TV, so an extension is a must. It’s quite ludicrous that Microsoft would not have addressed this well in advance either by offering a separate proprietary extender or providing in the box, at a minimum for the day one edition. Feeling very annoyed right now.

BDHC
BDHC

need a extender cable and wall plate to go with this. sticking this under my tv on my coffee table til then..

Nicholas A Aronne
Nicholas A Aronne

Same here :(…..

hypnoj
hypnoj

I don’t need much, but I definitely need at least 15 feet. This drives me crazy that they don’t have any options available for this.

Eric Wright
Eric Wright

Same here. I have a projector with AV equipment in the back of the room. When I had a Wii hooked up I had to buy a 50ft cable then when that broke I actually bought a wireless Wii bar. I am getting the Xbone for Christmas so hopefully someone will come up with something. If not maybe I could splice a longer cable?

Bryan
Bryan

all my av equipment is in a rack in the basement and audio/video cables are passed thru the floor and walls to my family room. I had a USB 2.0 that was run and was about to buy a 3.0 extension to make a new run until I saw this article. Looks like I’m stuck waiting for a 30′ 3rd party cable.

Marc Boggio
Marc Boggio

Projector in the home theatre- it’s a long room with the image and electronics at opposite ends. I would ideally need at least 40 feet in order to feed it behind the couches and hide the wires.

Halroy
Halroy

Same here. I need at lease 30ft for my theater room. 120″ screen.

Chris
Chris

Same here! I have a projector (120in) with all my media in a closet in a guest room. There better be some sort of extension soon….

Wayne Kay
Wayne Kay

30 foot required. Also having issues hooking up my surround sound system. I only have a cheap ‘home theatre in a box’. With my 360 I used HDMI and component cables, HDMI from 360 direct to projector and component into the DVD player then selecting the AUX function. Can still get sound through my PX5’s but no good if I want to watch a film with the missus. Can’t seem to find a way around this. (other than buying a better system but this is not an option at the moment.)

Furyswrath
Furyswrath

I Have a Media Closet, and thats where my XBOX One is Located. My TV Hangs on the Wall in the opposite Side of the Room. I Had a USB Reapeter Cable for The Kinect 1.0, Really need an Extentision Cable for the Kinect 2.0 I hope they make one soon.

Kypp
Kypp

Have my whole component setup is in another room. Need about another 20 feet or so.

Jamie Beau Dixon
Jamie Beau Dixon

I need 10 feet more as well… I am tempted to just cut it and extend it myself…

Joe
Joe

40+ foot, I have my components/game systems hidden away in a closet in another room, i current run a long USB cable (50 foot) for the Kinect 1.0 in the wall/celing to a panel behind the wall mount TV. I am so adamant about hiding the cables for a clean look i am going to old off on the One until I see a solution for this.

JRL
JRL

I need one for my 105inch theater screen I need at least 30 feet or so

Darren Sussman
Darren Sussman

Count me in! I need to extend the cable by at least 20′, preferably more (and run it through the ceiling and walls).

Markus
Markus

Should be a way to connect the 2- wirelessly to accomodate home theaters.

pcommenter
pcommenter

I need another 10ft minimum. This sucks as I had original Kinect ran already

Jay
Jay

I have a home theater with 120 inch screen. I have been doing searches for several weeks for just this product. Don’t want cables all over the room and 9 feet is not long enough for my setup.

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