Xbox 360 Kinect takes the controller from video gamers (photos)
Microsoft released Kinect, its controller-free video gaming system for the Xbox 360, just in time to become the next must-have item for the holiday shopping season (see ZDNet's Holiday Tech Gift Guide). Here's one of the first reviews of Kinect.
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For users who already own an Xbox 360, you can buy the Kinect sensor for $149 - it comes with the Kinect Adventures game.
The Kinect has a color 640 x 480 color VGA camera and four microphones that support voice recognition.
You need about six feet of play space.
If you don't have an Xbox 360 or want a new one, the Kinect is coupled with a 4GB Xbox 360 console. It's got built-in in WiFi to connect with Xbox Live and retails for $299,
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Accessories that might help gamers include a floor stand for $29.99.
Of course, there's the headset with microphone for $19.99.
Xbox 360 play and charge kit with rechargable battery pack for $19.99.
No controller but you can buy a remote for $19.99.
Here's a TV mount for Kinect that goes above or below a flat-panel for $39.99.
A Kinect wall mount kit for flat-screen TVs at $14.99.