Went in yesterday to check the price of a Kinect for my Xbox One and found they were on sale for $36 (pre-owned, usually $68).
Appears to be available on their website too.
I am so sad Microsoft are killing kinect and Windows phones.
So's the other user ;P
Still use my windows phone for music, wish my kinect still allowed full control over the xbox. Sad times.
I currently use an iPhone 7 as work provides it, but seriously I still don't understand the hype… Windows phone's interface was so fast, smooth and looked better
Sad reacts only.
Thoughts and prayers
Still lots of good usage for Kinect 2. It can help do fitness, scan 3d models, or be used as a cystal clear mic.
They have shutdown the fitness app
Do you mean we are not able to use this game anymore via Kinect?
There was an official Microsoft fitness app where you could buy video sessions that took you through various workouts. They shutdown the service though.
Tempting, but I just can't think of a way it benefits any of my games.
Suppose it would be nice to shout "pause" at Netflix so I don't have to turn the remote on every time I need to get up and pee, can you do that or?
You sure can, you just go "xbox pause" and it does it. You can also say stuff like "xbox, go to Netflix" and it will launch it for you. If you have your xbox in the always on "sleep" mode (instead of it powering off fully) you can say "xbox on" as well. The Kinect can also turn on your TV and amp or whatever you have sound coming out of.
I use it pretty much exclusively for voice commands and occasionally for Skype. They tried to integrate it into a few games but I think Alien:Isolation is probably the only game that did it well. Apparently there's another newer Kinect game called "Fru" which is supposed to be really good.
I disabled it with Alien Isolation. The Kinect kept picking up the games dramatic music when I was hiding. So I always got caught because I wasn't being "quiet" enough.
Try swearing at NBA damn tech fouls.
You can get up and pee, but usually people usually go to the lavatory to do that. <JK>
On serious note I do like your idea - perhaps future versions of the google home system will allow interfacing with netflix or your tv to perform voice commands. I don't envision it would be difficult for a vendor to create an automation IR blaster that can send out commands to a tv/player (if one does not already exist) and be interfaced with home automation - 'Okay google, turn on my tv and switch to channel 7'.
I've got a Harmony Hub which is like a little wifi thing that has an IR blaster attached to it. Apparently google home/mini can talk to it to switch your stuff on. Not sure about changing channels but I imagine it would work!
Has anyone seen the adapter on-sale so I can use my existing Kinect on the new One-X?
Yeah I want one too. MS should have given them to us for free seeing as they forced the Kinect on us then abandoned it. The adapter is out of stock everywhere and chancers on eBay are trying to sell them for $500!
+1 here, seems like sold out everywhere except Ebay.
but some sellers sell that adapter for $460….insane
https://www.xbox.com/en-AU/xbox-one/accessories/kinect/kinec... go to the me store
nil stock unfortunately. You can add it to your basket but it gets removed at the final point of sale
@Mister LoLPants: my bad
not sure is a legit news but this is promising https://www.onmsft.com/news/xbox-kinect-adapters-will-be-bac...
@TechVisar: finger crossed
I might be looking at ordering some from the US as I think you can still get some from there
They had a free promo with the S but I tried and missed out by a month
Pretty BS move to end the adapter promo right as a new piece of hardware comes out that's a meaningful upgrade for original Xbox One owners who didn't need the adapter in the first place, but do need it now.
Jeez, winning bid was $220 https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/New-Xbox-Kinect-Adapter-for-Xbox...
Was thinking of setting it up for cheap motion capture but I guess not
Anyone notice all of these around Crown Casino of all places?!
Monitoring your movements ;-)
Interesting! I technically have one in a shopping centre for a client in Melbourne…it's eye opening to say the least
Really? thats weird. Where abouts are they
On almost all of the tables! It's weird. Take a closer look at the blackjack tables and stuff.
That is so strange! I haven't been to crown for a while, but that kind of thing puts me off going back haha
Wonder what they're using it for?
Security and monitoring, possibly including facial recognition. The Kinect cameras also have 3D positional tracking, IR cameras for low-light video, and a time-of-flight camera.
Could be gait recognition. They have face recognition to spot those that have beaten them before; I would be surprised if they weren't also using gait as part of the full set of biometric techniques.
It's a 3D camera, I kinda figured it might be good for slight of hand? or body temp?
Tempting… I don't have one for my OG Xbox One, but then I haven't got many games which would use it.
These are a collectors item now.
I agree that these are defunct in terms of gaming (which is why Microsoft stopped manufacturing them and you can only buy hem 2nd hand now), however, they are awesome for being able to skype with the family from the sofa. Also for shouting at to play a blue ray disk when i can't find the controller and the toddler is crying.
I use it as an IR receiver so that my xbox media remote can turn on and control my TV.
One Xbox media remote controlling everything :)
Hmm, doesn't the media remote already do that through the built in IR and CEC over HDMI? Or do you just mean that you have a much wider range and distance now?
Amazingly, no CEC on Xbox One. :(
Thanks OP, I know its not exactly amazing, but I loved my original Kinect and learning how to do basic development for it, I think I'll have fun with this one as well, even if I only use it for games. Thanks!
Whatever the update was killed this for me…used to work great now struggles with my voice :(
Hi guys, I'm new to the xbox world and would just like to know what the benefits are of having a Kinect?
To add the voice control I'd say $36 is worth it but I already have one so I might be a bit biased.
It's just like Alexa and Google Home, except it can only do a fraction of the things they can. It's still super useful for spying on you though.
There is a game called dance central that is worth getting it for alone. You've heard of DDR? Its like the evolution of DDR
A cheap way to do Motion Capture.
Yeah we used a couple of the original ones to do Mocap for our games, worked pretty well for a budget system.
as per https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/340231
where do you get the dam adapter ??
https://www.xbox.com/en-AU/xbox-one/accessories/kinect/kinec.... Out of stock - my bad
Microsoft is hinting at going multi platform according to the internetz. Going service oriented instead hardware focused. The Xbox X may be the final piece of kit from the company. Stopping production on the phones & Kinect are likely the first steps in the transition.
Service oriented is a platform move to leverage Xbox Live across multiple platforms, but the consoles are clearly still just as important to Microsoft and Xbox - why release an expensive (both to develop, manufacture, as well as to buy), enthusiast piece of kit into the market if they're moving away from hardware? They're not going to throw millions of dollars at a piece of hardware like this, and double down on first party development for that hardware (recently announced through Bloomberg and CNBC) if they're moving away from it all.
for those wanting these, Cashconverters always have them every time I look inside .. Got mine 2yrs ago for $25. They also have a website now for purchasing online
Not once did I ever use the Kinect 2. Sold it for $120 which was a nice leveller after buying the One for $220 a few years back.
Really enjoyed Child of Eden on the original Kinect. Killer app IMO. Shame backwards compatibility doesn't extend to Kinect support.
If you have kids, dancing games and Fantasia Music Evolved are good enough reasons to have a Kinect without any future releaes.
damn, wanted to use one for Cortana on windows but the windows adapter costs more than the kinect does.
You can hack it to work - there are videos on Youtube of people doing it. Basically its just USB3 + 12v power.
Just checked a few places. It's definitely iOS. Might go that route if all else fails
Are these something that works on the Xbox One S or X ? Missus would like a bowling game (she liked Wii bowling) and I assume you'd need a kinect to get something similar on the xbox..
Yea it works on those but you now need to buy an adaptor for them. Check out the games first, most notably would be Kinect sport rivals, which does bowling.
Don't buy, it's pretty useless. It's okay for switching apps but it doesn't work well with media playing. You will lose your voice yelling pause at the xbox!
The question is where to get the Kinect adapter for Xb1s and Xb1x. Seem like all online shops are out of store.
or you could DIY that is without risk ^_^
KINECT 2 ADAPTER DIY
The PlayStation Camera is also the same price, if anyone's interested. Not much use though, if you're getting a PSVR they typically come with one anyway.
Got one, thanks OP. Thes3 have some pretty advanced tech inside. I even saw on on a baggage detector at the airport.
Pity, I still love my Kinect 2. There's something about yelling "Xbox, record that" after scoring against your opponent in FIFA that just upsets them a bit more….
Any fast paced online game will also benefit. Been playing Titanfall 2 multiplayer again, and after a cool moment, I don't have to have with the record button. Just yell "Xbox record that" and it's all good.
I already have a kinect for my xb1.
RE: Microsoft stopping manuf of kinect
For dancing games, they will make you shake a mobile without a kinect. That won't be nearly as accurate as the kinect's motion tracking.
I also use it as a mirror (with a mirror app). My toddler likes it.
As others have said, telling it to pause netflix is handy.
Also, I have an xb tv tuner so saying, "Xbox watch ten" is also handy.
I also plug my chromecast into the TV tuner, so I can also say "Xbox watch HDMI", to switch to the chrome cast.
Cool just picked on up.
My daughter loves just dance and the previous kinect dropped off the TV and no longer works.
The app version of just dance just doesn't cut it.
Does the One S have a Kinect port?
nope it does not, need to use an adapter.
I'm still rocking the OG XB1 so this is a great price. I contacted the AU MS Store via chat who said while they couldn't confirm an exact date, there will be more adapter inventory this holiday season.
Yeah I read a few days ago they're producing more in the US so I figured by extension they'd be avialble again here. I need one now because I sold my adapter for a ridiculous price…I feel a little guilty, but supply and demand I guess.
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