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About the product
- Seamlessly blends in with the look of the Kinect Sensor
- Plug and play - no tuning, software or adjustment needed
- Play with 1 or 2 players in a smaller space
- Up to 40 percent reduction in space needed to play Compatible with all Kinect software
- Easily clips over the Kinect Sensor - no modification or complex installation needed
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Up to 40% reduction in space needed to play Compatible with all Xbox 360 Kinect softwarePlay with 1 or 2 players in a smaller spaceEasily clips over the Xbox 360 Kinect sensor; no modification or plex installation neededPlug and play; no tuning software or adjustment neededSeamlessly blends in with the look of the Xbox 360 Kinect sensor
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Decrease the space needed to play your favorite Kinect games with Nyko's Zoom for Kinect. The Zoom reduces the play range required to enjoy Kinect software by up to 40 percent, allowing you to play closer to your TV. Zoom's wide angle lens also enables two people to play in an area normally only suitable for a single player making it ideal for those in smaller apartments or dorm rooms. Specially designed optical lenses fit over the Kinect sensor and clip into place making set up a breeze with nothing to plug in. No additional software or calibration is required. The design of the Zoom blends seamlessly with the look and feel of the Kinect. The Zoom opens up a whole new world of Kinect play to those who previously lacked the space required to fully enjoy it.
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I tested this out for myself (coincidentally) and came to this realisation.
I tried 1 Nyco zoom and found it great! It worked fine in 8 games I tested. Calibration and setup worked fine. The kinect unit could see me fine and could track my head, arms, hands, torso and feet just fine. I was quite impressed and couldnt understand why people would say it didnt work. Only issue I had found was that you had to slow down your gestures in XBOX dashboard as movements would be amplified. Quite straightforward to understand as it is a wide angle lens and would have the fish eye effect.
I then noticed a tiny little speck behind the camera lens that was encapsulated and no way to get to it. So being picky I took it back to the store lol and got a replacement.
Guess what? The brand new replacement is complete rubbish!!!!!
Kinect's view (as seen in tracking screen via setup) was different from the lens before. It had a less expanded view, more dark spots and quite clearly could not track me very well.
When trying to setup the unit kinect could not see the floor (a problem it does not have on its own nor with the previous zoom lens).
When trying to use in dashboard it was virtually useless and quite random.
Gameplay was obviously affected by lack of accuracy, kinect losing track of me and inability to interact with components properly.
It was only then that I understood why people could say its rubbish and waste of money.
Clearly if I had only tried the 2nd unit I would have had the same opinion or alternatively if I had only tried the first unit I would have been happy. But Having tried BOTH units I can see for myself the massive difference between the 2 and why some may hate it and think its rubbish whilst some may like it.
It is because there is an obvious lack of quality control on the part of nyco and hence not all zooms are equal. You may get one that works quite well or you may get a complete dud.
What Nyco should do is change the lens to proper glass optical lenses (to reduce the massive distortion and degradation caused by the cheap plastic ones) and improve its quality control measures thereby producing a product that actually works quite well and does so consistently. Ofcourse it may then want to charge slightly more(mainly because of glass optical lens) but Im sure most would be happy to pay that extra bit more for a product that actually works and works quite well.
I hope this helps explain it all and I really hope nyco pays attention as in the long run it is to its benefit to actually produce a product that works well and that people would actually buy and spread the good word about.
UPDATE: I went out and replaced the 2nd zoom lens with another one. ie a 3rd one.
Nyko 1000% is not controlling the end quality of this product.
This 3rd lens has blotches on the reflective coating on one of the lenses and has a smaller (than 1st zoom) spec behind the lens.
This however did work and games were again playable and dashboard was useable. Kinect could see the floor and able to track movements etc.
Exact same conditions including clothing, lighting, setup, calibration etc was used to keep the it fair and equal and thereby only 1 variable the zoom itself.
Nyko needs to get its act together!
I hoped my experience would be better than others when I started with Child of Eden, and I seemed to be playing better and even beat the level with the Zoom in place. Then I switched to Adventures and was excited when the setup screen placed me in the "best" zone rather than the "good." However, it turned out to make the game itself absolutely unplayable -- my avatar's hand jittered so much I could barely hold it in place for menu selections, and my character jumped and contorted itself all over the screen even when I was standing still, so zero motor control.
These are the only two games I own, but based on this sampling I'm very disappointed in the Zoom. I'll hold onto it for when my friends join me just in case, but I suspect I'll have better luck just mounting my sensor higher when my wall mount arrives. It would be nice if Microsoft would do something to accommodate the small (sarcasm) population of apartment dwellers in America.
UPDATE: Last night I actually took the time to recalibrate the sensor with the Zoom in place. This has made a world of difference. I won't go so far as to say it improves tracking of just one person necessarily, but I'm assuming will matter when I want to play with a friend. Might be worth a try if you can pick it up cheap.
It won't be perfect. The worst part is navigation with your hand... Tends to jump around the screen. In game, it works fine. Sometimes it acts up, but it works.
To be specific, the issues are with increased jitters and, since it basically compresses the depth of space perception by kinect, depth is much more sensitive in-game. Take slightly too big of a step back or forward and the game might think you're making a bigger move than you really are. It also just isn't able to sense the depth of your body parts as well, so it occasionally looses track of your arm or something.
Overall, I'm happy because I can get in on some pretty sweet kinect action with this thing, and otherwise there would be no hope in my small city apartment.. If you have the space in your living room to get kinect to work though, then I'd use this as a last resort. Otherwise, get this thing if you want to play. Just don't expect to play super competitive at top performance or something. Just for fun, it works great!