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Kinect - wireless?

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Initial post: Jun 14, 2010, 8:24:16 PM PDT
Trevor says:
Is there anything- anything at all to suggest that the Kinect 'sensor' (I guess you could call it) is available in a wireless form? Thanks.

Posted on Jun 14, 2010, 8:33:58 PM PDT
S. Batdorf says:
not at all.

even if it was wireless it would require a power connection to the console or the wall. with the new 360, data and power are on one specialized usb cable which is plugged into a specific port (labeled auxiliary) underneath the Ethernet connection.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 14, 2010, 8:39:57 PM PDT
Trevor says:
Haha okay... :( anyways thanks

Posted on Sep 9, 2010, 7:40:54 AM PDT
He was probably wondering the same thing I was. My Xbox sits in a cabinet about 20 feet from the TV, with a long cable ran to the TV through the wall, coming out of a box near the back of the TV (no wires seen from the couch).

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 3, 2010, 8:03:51 AM PDT
Damn, that's not gonna work for me. My TV is a projector, and my console is nowhere near my projected screen. Anybody want to buy a new Kinect? I pre-ordered, and should get it tomorrow.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 3, 2010, 11:20:52 AM PDT
mrmaddux says:
What are you selling it for

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 4, 2010, 8:07:51 AM PDT
The wife has talked me into keeping it, with the expectation of some sort of adaptor or extension coming out.


Posted on Nov 4, 2010, 11:41:33 AM PDT
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Posted on Nov 4, 2010, 11:43:14 AM PDT
Shoot, I pre-ordered it as well and I too have a home theater system where the components aren't near the computer. Brutal. They need to create some kind of wireless option for this.

Posted on Nov 14, 2010, 8:16:15 PM PST
Has anyone tried it with active USB extention cable or USB to ethernet converters?

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 27, 2010, 3:11:25 PM PST
P. Groome says:
Any idea what the maximum cable length is. My console needs to sit in the back of the room.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 27, 2010, 4:02:29 PM PST
P. Groome says:
Any idea what the maximum cable length is. My console needs to sit in the back of the room.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 13, 2011, 6:59:32 PM PST
I also have a projector setup with the Xbox.
I bought 2 five meter active USB cables from "dcable" and ran them in series to the kinect.
Its working fine.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 2, 2011, 10:48:54 AM PST
dcables is out of stock, but it's good to know that there's an option to the $50 microsoft approved cable. Thanks!

Posted on Feb 16, 2011, 1:19:54 PM PST
Julie Sligh says:
I have a projector system too as well, what I did to rectify this problem was I got 20 Ft HdMi and just put my xbox on the coffee table the kinect is on
and then so i can stand up without making shadows i mounted the projector on the cieling

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 11, 2011, 9:23:30 AM PST
James Colgan says:
It's been a year and Microsoft still have not come out with a wireless version of the Kinect it seems :( I've also got my TV 10 feet from the console that is nicely tucked away in an equipment cabinet built into the back of the room - a pretty common setup I'd have thought. Anyway, I have HDMI and ethernet going between the TV and the console through the walls...I never imagined that I'd need to run USB back there as well! Wireless, HDMI or Ethernet option please Microsoft!

Posted on Dec 15, 2011, 8:47:13 AM PST
Rb says:
Yeah, big disappointment. I would have thought they would realize there are many whose TV's are a good distance away from the console, not to mention having to go thru walls and into crawlspaces etc. I will have to do without..... not worth it to me.

Posted on Dec 26, 2011, 3:00:39 PM PST
Shannon Pugh says:
If I want to run a wireless connection of the Xbox instead of an ethernet cord, is there a way to plug in the kinect? It seems the Xbox only has one input for USB.
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