Product Type: Microsoft game controllers
Newest Review: ... up but takes time. They do provide you with a smiley face on a card to help calibrate your Kinect but this doesn't help the fact that it m... more
Clever, active fun for everyone
Member Name: NessaK
Advantages: Gets you moving, great fun, very clever facial recognition
Disadvantages: Expensive, you need a lot of space, doesn't always detect accurately
Who said videogames are bad for you? The Xbox Kinect certainly suggests otherwise as this nifty device will get you up and moving in your own living room.
Set up: Part of the challenge of setting up can be finding the right place to put your kinect! Ideally you want it just above your TV (balancing on it), but I imagine the flatter the screen, the more difficult this can be! One time my kinect moved around so much following me as I moved that it fell off my tv! Once that's done, connecting it up to your xbox etc is very simple.
Once turned on, the kinect takes a little while to get to know you and will ask you to stand in a few funny positions, but this is all quite fun and novel. It's all worth it too as it will instantly recognise your face for future plays!
I've played a variety of games on the kinect now, it's honestly great fun especially at parties and quite a sneaky little way to lose weight (there's some great dance games!). A bit of a downside however is that it doesn't work very well if you only have a small space to move around in, it's best for those with larger rooms. Nevertheless I'd highly recommend this!
Summary: Very fun, a little expensive, but great for parties and to get you moving!
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