Nyko’s Zoom makes the Kinect better for smaller rooms
by Mark R
One of the things that is required of the Microsoft Kinect is that it requires some room between the user and the unit itself. I can honestly say that in my current living room space, the Kinect wouldn’t function at top capacity.
Nyko, makers of some quality video game merchandise, have figured out the problem and created the Zoom. The Zoom is “ideal for small rooms and confined spaces”, and allows the user to “play up to 40 percent closer”.
I realize that I am just quoting the company, but I had a chance to see it work at E3 last June. Not only can it allow for a player for less space, but two people can play in space where once only one could before.
No additional calibration or software is required, all you have to do is clip it on. Do not slide it on, it says it on the product.
The Zoom itself isn’t really technically complicated, as it is just a bunch of lenses. The set up is not too complex, and Nyko has once again given its users just what it needs at the right time, especially with those who live in dorms or small apartments.
Kinect owners in small places, this could be what you are looking for! Get it on the Nyko website for about $29.99 here.