There is one major complaint about Kinect. You have to have a decent sized space for playing games in front of your TV. This isn’t convenient for small living rooms, dorm rooms, and apartments. Today Nyko has announced that the Zoom for Kinect is available today.
Leading gaming peripherals manufacturer Nyko Technologies® today announced the Zoom for Kinect is now available nationwide in stores and online for an MSRP of $29.99. With a series of proprietary lenses and a simple clip-on design, the Zoom lets players enjoy Microsoft Kinect games in 40% less space, and requires no additional power or batteries. Perfect for apartments, dorms and small living rooms, Zoom lets two people play Kinect in a space that would otherwise only accommodate one person, and is compatible with any Kinect game. A breakout hit at E3 2011, the Zoom was nominated for Best Hardware in Show by IGN, GameSpot, Machinima and G4 X-Play.
While I have a decent sized living room, I am glad that this is out. It means I won’t have to rearrange furniture if we want to play two-player on Kinect. Hopefully this will make Kinect available for more people. Look at the pictures and the video below to see more info.