Kinect ownership means you've got to keep a good ten square feet of space totally free to play in, and that's nearly impossible for many inner-city, bedroom and dorm-room gamers. Fortunately for them, Nyko has developed a solution so simple it's positively genius -- clip-on lenses that reduce the distance the Kinect can see, bringing players closer to the TV. After the break you'll find a video and press release -- but more importantly, the Nyko Zoom is available right now for $29.99 in all good retailers, and some of the bad ones too, probably.
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Nyko Zoom for Kinect Available Today: Play Kinect in 40 Percent Less Space
Online and in stores for $29.99, perfect for apartments and dorms
LOS ANGELES - September 13, 2011
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.
"Kinect gaming will continue to grow, and with Zoom, we are able to help expand that user base by providing a solution for those looking to enjoy Kinect in a smaller environment," said Chris Arbogast, director of marketing at Nyko Technologies. "The Zoom is incredibly simple to install, and most importantly, it works. Starting today, even more people can enjoy the thrills of being the controller."
The Zoom is now available at the following retailers:
U.S. - Amazon, Best Buy, BJ's, Fred Meyer, Fry's, GameStop, Hastings, Kmart, Micro Center, Newegg.com, P.C. RICHARD & SON, RadioShack, Sears, Toys R Us, Transworld Music, Walmart.com, most Walmart stores and Nyko.com
Canada – Amazon.ca, Best Buy, Costco, Costco.ca, Electronics Boutique, Loblaw, Sears, Staples, Toys R Us, Videotron, Zellers
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About Nyko Technologies, Inc.
Nyko Technologies® develops, manufactures and markets innovative peripherals to enhance the digital lifestyle. The company's mission is to deliver products that solve problems and improve user experience for work and play. Nyko specializes in interactive entertainment, computing, consumer electronics, portable audio, as well as online and wireless technologies. The company has distribution through major U.S. and Canadian retailers, along with distributors worldwide. Founded in 1995, Nyko is headquartered in Los Angeles, Calif. Please visit www.nyko.com or call 1-888-444-6956 for more information.