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Nyko’s range-reducing Kinect accessory Zoom now available to purchase

Wednesday, 14th September 2011 09:46 GMT By Matt Williams

Nyko’s Zoom, an accessory designed to reduce the amount of space required to use Microsoft’s Kinect, has finally been released.

The device was originally scheduled to release on August 23, but later pushed back to a September 13 release.

The accessory, which features a range reduction lens, claims to decrease the play range required to use the motion-sensing peripheral by up to 40%. The accessory is intended for gamers who live in small apartments or dorm rooms.

Microsoft has previously dismissed the need for the device, claiming that it could “impact the overall performance of Kinect.”

Zoom can be purchased through retailers or directly from Nyko through their online store.

Thanks, Game Guru.

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  1. freedoms_stain

    If there were any games I wanted for Kinect this’d be cool.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Freek

    Gun Stringer looks cool…..and that’s about it.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Petulant Radish

    Does this actually work? Anyone know?

    #3 3 years ago
  4. James Mac

    @3 It does, but it’s a trade off.

    It works at short range, but makes it effectiveness at longer ranges worse.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. Petulant Radish

    @4 cheers, that’s fine by me, where I would have a Kinect set up there’s maybe five feet of room max, it’s what’s stopped me from getting one.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. James Mac

    @5,
    Nae bother.

    #6 3 years ago