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Microsoft - Xbox One Kinect Sensor - Black

Model: 6L6-00001SKU: 8462033

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    OK, Less useful than expected

    Posted
    zeblon
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    As you probably know, the Kinect has two main elements, voice commands and motion capture. We got this for the voice control. I'm kind of disappointed. For one thing, it's too in your face, popping up a prompt with suggested commands that covers the bottom 3rd of the screen when you say "XBox" to get its attention. Way too intrusive. Second, it's hard to discover what voice commands are available. I assume that's what the obtrusive popup is for, but it fails miserably. Not only do the suggestions in that window almost never apply to what I'm doing at the moment, they cover up any voice command prompts displayed by the active app. Netflix, for example, shows available voice commands at the bottom of the screen, but they are covered up by the Kinect window! Fortunately Netflix commands are pretty easy to guess, but other apps aren't so fortunate. I still have no idea if I can use my voice to change channels in Sling TV (I should look that up). All I know is I can't see the screen if I try because of that doggone "suggested voice commands" window, so if Sling itself is trying to tell me about available voice commands, I can't see them! On the plus side, the Kinect seems to understand me more consistently than the 360's Kinect does. The motion and camera seem fine, although I haven't used them much. One cool thing is that it logs me in whenever I walk into the room. The bad thing is that it stays logged into the default profile and keeps that as the active profile, so if I start a game or app it does so under the wrong account. Almost cool, but ultimately they drop the ball and make it a hassle instead of a benefit. So the bottom line is that it gets in the way more than it helps, annoys more than it pleases. So much potential, but it's unrealized potential.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Big improvement from original!

    Posted
    TechGuy
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    I have been waiting for the new Kinect to go down in price or on sale so I picked one of these up on sale. I'm really glad I did. I know there is not alot of support or games for this right now but imo it is worth it for the voice commands alone. I did get the new Kinect sports game and it's a very good game. It's fun solo or for the whole family. My stepson Skypes so this will be fun for him as well. I do have the Xbox S so I did need the adapter and while I agree with others at this point it should by now be included in the box, at the price I got this for I think it's a fair price. Now that being said if you are going to make a new system and not have a direct plug in for the Kinect (Which is what Microsoft did.) they made a ($40 adapter that you have to buy) the were giving a rebate in the beginning but that ended in March I believe. So now 5 months later there is still no adapter packaged in the box of the Kinect which you can not directly wire into the Xbox One S. I love both the Xbox One and the Kinect but this is just poor marketing and planning from such a large company with such a loyal fanbase. I did not take any stars off the Kinect itself because the unit itself in my opinion works great. Just a little rant there about poor implementation on Microsofts part which I feel is rare for them and it is still not rectified.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing Lights!

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    RexLee
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    Let me first begin by stating these lights are expensive! We are talking $59 per light bulb. Once you get past the price and if you can afford them it will change your idea of home lighting and automation. First of all you will need the Hue router so I would recommend the starter kit which includes a router and three light bulbs. Another important note, these lights can be controlled by normal switches and dimmers. You must turn on and off all your Hue lights with the app or you must purchase a Hue Dimmer/Switch. Needless to say you must be willing to make a significant investment! Now to the good stuff. The lights can be adjusted to one of 16 million colors each. The app comes with pre installed scenes which come with a number of photos. You can choose each point on the photo you want your light to create. Additionally you can control lights singly or as a group. They also sell spot lights, accent lights, and strip lights. I have a total of 14 Hue lights which includes a strip light, two spot lights, and eight light bulbs. You can create incredible color scenes which fill your rooms with amazing light shows. There are also lots of free apps that will control your Hue router to provide a number of light shows, control options, etc... Overall they are a great addition to any home if you have the ability to make the purchase and if you have some minimal technical ability to install and configure the lights/router.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very useful addon for Xbox one, should be included

    Posted
    tobias
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    I knew I was going to buy this the second I unboxed my Xbox One. The Xbox One used to come with this standard, but now only is in one of the packages. I don't use it that much for the games (the list of good Kinect games on Xbox one is very limited) but I use it for the auto-login and voice commands daily. If I'm close enough and the lighting is good enough, the Xbox will recognize me right away and and autologin. Otherwise, I just have to ask to be logged in vocally. Back when you'd say, "Xbox" to launch a verbal command, it was pretty effective. Since the update where you now have to say, "Hey, Cortana" it's buggy, does Bing searches when it misunderstands my commands and often snaps onto the screen when I don't want that. That's more of an issue with Xbox software, and not totally the fault of the Kinect, but its a real factor in deciding to get this. Overall, it should cost less and/or be included with your Xbox, but it's worth it for games where you like to dance or move, and great for allowing vocal control. I use my Xbox as a multimedia device (replaced my Roku). It's nice to tell my Xbox to pause the video or launch an app without grabbing for the remote.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good, but not perfect

    Posted
    N8Dog74
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    I like the Kinect and I think it was worthwhile to add on to my Xbox One. I bought it mainly for the voice commands and to run my TV through it since my TV only has 2 HDMI slots. The best feature for me is that the Kinect recognizes me when I turn on the system. This means my kids can't log in as me and make purchases without my consent and I don't have to type in my password every time I want to make a purchase. Another nice feature is the ability to scan a bar code instead of typing a code when you get a card for downloadable content. The voice commands are pretty cool sometimes, but annoying at others. "Xbox on" and "Xbox volume up" are usually recognized, but sometimes I have to repeat commands and the in-game commands I have tried so far have not been great. In NBA 2k15, I can't get most commands to work and every time my dogs bark, the game thinks I'm calling a time out. I have not tried any games yet, although it comes with a dance game and I downloaded Xbox Fitness. Overall, I would recommend it. I think it makes the whole Xbox experience a little better and while I would like to see the price come down a little, I think I will get my money's worth out of it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    very functional, minimal frustration

    Posted
    Nerdy89
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    This kinect sensor is SIGNIFICANTLY better than the first gen model that came with the old xbox. The unit does not have a motor to track up and down as the previous, however the image clarity, amazing camera coverage, and added features (like direction sensing microphone processing and infrared) make it very functional. The camera lens provides a very wide view. The walls are roughly 6 feet to each side of the kinect (placed in dead center of room). Each wall can be seen in the on screen preview starting about 3.5 feet in front of the sensor. For Skype calls, it can sense who is speaking and digital zoom in closer on the speaker using the directional processing logic.....pretty cool. My biggest complaint is its ability to pick up voice commands over any moderate sound that is being played.....anything over lower average volume will overwhelm it to where you can't speak new commands without lowering the volume. Hopefully microsoft will integrate the ability to speak voice commands through a headset or remote mic to overcome this difficulty, but overall the performance to recognize and respond to commands is adequate at minimum.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great for Skype and voice commands

    Posted
    sai670pan
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    Their cool when using your Xbox one as your cable box. I use voice commands mostly to power on/off the console and to find certain programs on my cable box. Keep in mind though, these aren't necessary for playing majority of the games. They are also used for chatting without a headset and to skype. I've always had mine connected since it shipped with the original Xbox one at launch. They are also great for recording 30 second intervals of gameplay on the DVR. And signing users into their profiles by face recognition. Be warned though if you plan on getting one for the Xbox one s, you will need a USB adapter which is sold separately for $30. For those who already own an Xbox one, and are considering the upgrade to an s. You might wanna hang on to your Kinect to save you a $100 if you plan to sell or trade in the original.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Seems to work okay

    Posted
    viperacr99
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    The Kinect seems to be somewhat bulky for what little the box actually contains. However, it works pretty well overall. I've had difficulty getting the included game to recognize my kids and let me step out of the camera view. The instructions for how use it, what commands you can say and when, and how to adjust the settings seem to be plain wrong (due to Xbox system updates perhaps) or missing completely. I think that once I get the hang of it I'll be able to use it better. Microsoft seems to be backing away from their initial push on this product though so hopefully they continue to support it and create new games for it. If you are not interested in the dancing games and you don't have young kids that you want to be able to play games without needing to figure out how to use a controller, then I probably wouldn't recommend getting this. Otherwise, I do recommend it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Kinect not necessary but should be.

    Posted
    BigTobac
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    I own one of the earlier releases of XBox One, and they used to come standard with a Kinect, so I am predisposed to the seamless connection between vocal commands and hand gestures. So when my kid sister got one for Xmas imagine my disappointment when I discovered they scrapped this handy add on. The sales rep tried to convince me that Microsoft had received too much flack about storage space constrictions, and that this was the Trade off. A Terrabyte for a Kinect. Well I for one prefer to have the full media connectivity over excess storage space, since most of the media streams from the Internet anyway. But at least they still offer these units as a separate accessory. There are a lot of great perks that newcomers are being cheated out of, for example telling the Xbox to swap weapons, and user interaction for those games that offer such usage of the interface.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Device but ...

    Posted
    Lukas
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    I got this new Xbox One S last Black Friday and thought of eventually buying the Kinect Sensor after a product demo use at a local Microsoft store few months ago. I've read couple of reviews online and aware of it's requirement of buying a $40 adaptor so it will work on the newer Xbox One S. It's disappointing to know that I have to spend another $140 for a Kinect Set including the adapter. Although I was disappointed that Microsoft would do such a thing, setup was a breeze other than the slow downloading update. I got this kid-friendly game Kinect Sports Rival and what can I say, kids loving the interactive game. Overall, I'm satisfied with this Kinect Sensor. I highly recommend of having one if planning to buy a new Xbox One specially if you have kids at home who I'm sure will enjoy using it. Thank You.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not very accurate. No content.

    Posted
    themod23
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    I was very hopeful for this for my son. He loved the Fruit Ninja Demo. As we found out, that's the only game for it he can play. The lack of content for this is disturbing. It's a very expensive accessory with nothing to show for it. We do like the voice commands though. However, it's very inaccurate and it takes two or three times before it recognizes what we are trying to say. We also found out, which the staff member at Best Buy neglected to tell us, that it requires a separate adapter to work with the One S. Which Best Buy didn't carry. Why sell an adapter that doesn't work with the product you are selling and not sell the item to make it work? We had to go to the Microsoft Store to buy it. It was an additional $60.00. A lot of extra money for an accessory that doesn't work as advertised.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Look who is watching

    Posted
    Troutman
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    I just submitted a review on XBox one....but to complete the experience, we also obtained Kinect. Setup was effortless. Games are currently limited with Kinect, but the ones we have tried like Sports Rivals and Fruit Ninja 2 have been very enjoyable. Had friends over and was a big hit. Speaking of hits...be careful. With games requiring movements, such a tennis and mountain climbing, clear obstacles out of your way and remember the ceiling fan! Great fun and exercise to boot. May not have to go to the gym afterall. The camera seem to work great and keep track of your every move. Once I had Skype up and running, I tested by Skyping my wife down stairs. Worked great. Now looking forward to Skyping with the kids and grandkids. Much better on a big screen. And Kinect will zoom in and out, depending on who is doing the talking.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Unable to use

    Posted
    Drslayto
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    I got an X Box One S for Christmas because of the built in 4K Blue Ray player on sale the 1 TB for 249.99 was to good to pass up. Unfortunately no manufacturer ever seems to make enough adapters to make current equipment made with the latest and greatest add on. Even Microsoft Store is sold out with no mention of when more are expected. I do love streaming 4K Netflix, Amazon, Vudu, and their is no comparison to regular Blue Ray in terms of picture quality. I will update my review if/when I can get the adapter to make the Kinect work, but the PS4 and my PS3 are much easier to play. Nobody bothered to tell me the ax Box 360 games will not work so now I have 2 expensive coasters. I'm not paying $40 bucks for a disc, trade it in for $5 and it goes back on the shelf for 39.99

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Similar issues to Xbox, good but not for us

    Posted
    hayagro
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    Xbox had some nice features, but it didn't suit us. Using the Kinect was hard in our home, because a toddler and a cat running around interferes with the sensitivity and function of the movement "reading" - plus there was a really long delay in "updating" the system when we turned it on the first time. We did purchase a refurbished one, but when we first turned it on it took the better part of an hour to "update" the system, and once it finally booted up the controller then had to update. And finally we purchased the game it took an extensive time to download/install as well. Once it was up and running, almost 2 hours later, the games were nice, but the function wasn't that smooth and it wasn't worth our time and effort in the end.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Brings the xbox one to life!

    Posted
    Nochturnal1
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    I purchased my system a few weeks before I purchased the kinect. I thoroughly enjoyed just having the system by itself, but I did some research on the kinect, and realized that I was missing out on a different perspective. I saw the unit was on sale, and purchased. Since then my system has come to life! The convenience it brings opens up another level of gaming, and the voice recognition is worlds above the 360 unit. It helps with ease of switching entertainment platforms, is useful during game play,and scanning codes for downloads is top notch. I would refer anyone who does not have it to get one. I would recommend a privacy case for all of the folks like me that are aware of how the kinect can be used by big brother. Just to ease your anxiety.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A must for families who have an Xbox One

    Posted
    BeyondtheTech
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    Many games on the Xbox One are sadly still one-player or don't have a lot of co-op play - they're mostly online multiplayer. But, when the Kinect comes into play, it does open up for a bunch of fun games and activities that multiple people can play in the home, such as Just Dance 2016 and Kinect Sports Rivals. Even Fighter Within makes for a neat way to play a fighting game with a friend or family member shadow-boxing next to you. The camera and sensors are so much better than the 360's Kinect and being able to control things your voice just adds to the simplicity of using the Xbox One. But if there's a killer app for the Kinect, it's Skype. Try one and talk to someone over Skype and you'll see why.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for Skype

    Posted
    softballgal
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    I am not a very big person when it comes to Skype since my phone and my tablet are so little (screen size) so when I found out that Xbox One allows you to use Skype with the Xbox One Kinect I just had to buy it. Love Skyping with my family now, and plus you can use it with games. The Kinect also allows you to turn on your Xbox One via voice activation. You can also ask Cortana questions and will help you look info up while playing a game. You can also watch your cable stations with your Xbox One if you have the Kinect. Kenict also remembers who you are and will log you in or log in someone else, depending on who the camera sees. This is a great buy for all the things Kenict can do. It even has night-vision.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    So much fun

    Posted
    Kristian
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    I love my Kinect sensor, I mainly bought this so I can play Just Dance. I love not having to carry something in my hands in order for the sensor to sense my movements. This is our go to whenever we have small get togethers. My family and friends all have fun using it. I gave it four stars because I wish they had more games that you can play on it. The voice commands is a nice touch. If you did buy the newest Xbox slim you will need to buy an adapter for it to plug into your console. On the bright side, if you previously owned a 360 or one console as long as you show proof of purchase by registering using the SN, and the Kinect as well, Microsoft will send you a free one by request.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Curious to see what more this can do!

    Posted
    winner89
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    This was purchased for me as a birthday gift. Honestly I probably would not have bought it on my own otherwise. However, it is really cool and I have only begun to scratch the surface with what it can do. As soon as I tell my xbox to turn on, it turns on and the camera recognizes me and signs me in. One of my favorite features is when I am playing Call of Duty is when I make an awesome kill, I can say "Xbox Record That" and it records the clip of what I did so I can share it online. Only reason I keep it 4 stars is I wish it came with a cover for the lens when not in use. I do kind of get creeped out that it is always on when your Xbox is in standby mode. I can't wait to play with more of the features!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works perfectly for what I want

    Posted
    Griff
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    As a longtime XBox 360 and now XBox One owner, I decided I should go against my gut and buy a Kinect. The reason I was hesitant is bc the One is in my man cave which has little room for Kinect games. Of course, I knew going in this wasn't really going to be used for games but for the voice commands. Would it be worth it for just voice commands? I can say emphatically ABSOLUTELY YES. The voice commands are fantastic and took little time to get the hang of. It saves time exponentially and I actually use the DVR function for gaming. I can't comment on how well it actually tracks you for gaming bc I have yet to use it for that. Probably won't and yet, I am still completely satisfied. Nice investment indeed.

    I would recommend this to a friend