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Unboxing the Xbox 360 Kinect


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I’ve talked about the Xbox 360 Kinect device a couple of times on the Digital Lifestyle Show podcast, so I thought it was about time to post the unboxing of it.


Here is how Microsoft describe Kinect:

With Kinect for Xbox 360, you are the controller. Easy to use and instantly fun, Kinect gets your whole body in the game. Imagine controlling movies and music with the wave of a hand or the sound of your voice. With Kinect, technology evaporates, letting the natural magic in all of us shine. And the best part is Kinect works with every Xbox 360.


What’s in the box?

The box provides a lot of protections for the Kinect, which is good, because otherwise I could see a lot of very unhappy people on Christmas day!



Along with the Kinect itself, you get a free game called Kinect Adventures!, various manuals and paperwork, cables (all connected to the Kinect itself, including the power supply) and a USB extender cable.



First Impressions

It is a lot smaller than I thought it would be, and is very light weight. There is plenty of cable length so that you can easily connect it to a power supply and also the Xbox.


As I mentioned on the podcast, and as Garry brought up, its only when you look very closely at the box do you see the warning about needing to stand 6 ft away if you are a single player, or 8 ft away if you are playing with two players. This is going to cause some problems for people who don’t have that amount of available space.

I know connecting mine I barely had 6 ft and my back was almost to a wall!

I can’t see it being able to be used easily in most bedrooms!

Anyway, stay tuned for the UWHS hands-on review.

In the mean time, take a look at some of the Kinect hacks that are available, and also have a listen to what the BYOB guys thought.

Andrew Edney
Andrew Edney
I am the owner and editor of this site. I have been interested in gadgets and tech since I was a little kid. I have also written a number of books on various tech subjects. I also blog for The Huffington Post and for FHM. And I am honoured to be a Microsoft MVP since January 2008 - again this year as an Xbox MVP.


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