Xbox 360 Kinect Zoom
Great for small playing area.
My playing area is 6' by 6' and it was hard to even play Kinect Adventure. I bought this about 4 months ago from Gamestop for $19.98. It took me a week to find the best place to put it. I wall mounted it above my TV at about 5'4" off the ground. I would recommend that you run the Kinect calibration then tracking and then Kinect ID. I haven't had any problems with it after I found the perfect spot. Now I can truly play the Kinect without running into my couch or walls.
I like this product and for being only $20. I like the design and how it just fits itself to the kinect. It isn't very ideal for Nike+ trainer because it won't look straight to the ground when doing ground exercises. I haven't tried any other game yet buy I can imagine if it doesn't use real time body viewing (when you can see yourself on the screen) it won't be so bad.
not worth it
bought this for only 12 dollars new thought it would be worth it but doesnt work great idea but does not do what it says it will i spent a few hours trying to get it to focus on my hands and be able to see the room but would not do that dont buy and waste your time
Works as Advertised, but not perfect
The product works as advertised and it does exactly what it's supposed to, albeit the Kinect is still a very finicky machine. If you install it correctly to the face of the Kinect, and recalibrate the Kinect as best you can, it DOES work. The Kinect Tuner is very difficult to please, even with the Zoom. I found that ignoring certain parts of the tuning process altogether saved me a lot of stress. On a sidenote, after installing the Zoom and calibrating the Kinect, I was able to play 'The Gunstringer' with no hitches at all while standing only a couple feet away from the Kinect. Again, the product works, but certain Kinect games have very poor controls. Don't blame the Zoom, it might just be the game. I suggest trying 'Gunstringer' or 'Fruit Ninja' to see the difference for yourself. Worth the money, though it could stand to be a bit cheaper.
It made the kinect sensor worse!! I wouldn't recommend this product to anyone!!! The kinect sensor would not pick my body up let alone my kids' bodies. Bad choice in products!
Not sure how people are giving this a negative review. Maybe because they aren't using it right but this product is amazing. No problems whats so ever.
Great for apartments
I don't understand why so many people have said this doesn't work. I use it in my apartment with Dance Central and it works great. I used to have to push my couch all the way back to the wall, and even then I would be right up against the couch in order to play. This makes it so I don't have to move furniture and can comfortably play in a smaller space. My recommendation is to read the instructions carefully (I'm a technical writer so do it and keep others like me employed!) and make sure you hear the piece snap into place over the lenses so you know it is on correctly.
Kinect is absolutly terrible so anything for it is going to be bad. Played the sports with my son and could not stand it.
truely honest review
I bought this product a while ago, a week after it came out, i looked at the reviews back then & it said it was a good product. It's dead wrong, don't buy this. it can barely track you and when it does your character/Avatar spazzes out in any game. it dosent even slip on the kinect zoom well, it messed up my kinect with marks (they shall now be BATTLE SCARS!!! if anyone asks). I wish i could return it but i got anoyed with slowly opening so it's totaly an epic fail of $30.
It was a sad performance
it didn't work right and made the kinect not even read you when you had it on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!