Microsoft Xbox One Kinect
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Microsoft Xbox One Kinect
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- 81AVERAGE CRITIC SCORE17 ReviewsAllThingsD70Xbox One: Digital Home Base for the Living RoomJust be ready for a potentially frustrating experience when you try talking to the Xbox One.Gizmodo90Xbox One Review: Absolutely Amazing (When It WorksKinect is ostensibly a camera first, but its voice recognition prowess is a huge selling point for the Xbox One, and it is incredible—when it's working. It's very clear that Kinect ... [has] been a huge part of the Xbox One vision from the start, because this stuff goes deep. Wonderfully deep.Joystiq80Review: Xbox OneAs an additive feature, Kinect works well - and I often preferred it if I wasn't planning on playing a game that session. You must know the command structure, though, and must repeat the "Xbox" opener with certain commands.TechCrunch80Review: Microsoft Xbox OneBetween the improved skeletal tracking and the fact that every Xbox One comes with a Kinect ... I’m actually quite excited to see what developers do with the Kinect this time around. For navigation? In most cases, meh. But in games? This could be fun.Engadget80Microsoft Xbox One review: a fast and powerful worIt's just not a reliable enough input method. When it does work, boy is it incredible. Every time it doesn't, we're one step closer to disconnecting it forever.GizmodoNot RatedMicrosoft's New Kinect: Much More Than Mere MotionKinect's innards are beefier than ever. Its new sensors can not only pick up on all your joints, and model your body, extrapolating things like your balance, and even figuring out your heartbeat from just staring at you. That last bit alone means its camera must be damned serious.Ars TechnicaNot RatedHands-on (and on camera) with Xbox Oneâ€™s new conFrom the moment we entered the demo room, it was clear how much the new sensor improved on the depth sensing resolution of the old KinectEngadgetNot RatedHands-on with prototypes of the Xbox One and new KPresumably thanks to its 250,000 pixel resolution, we saw the IR module tracking joint rotation, facial expressions, individual fingers, open / closed eyes, and even how many calories we were burning as we moved around. Oh, and it can track up to six people at once.Time90Xbox One Review: Microsoft's Ambitious One-StopIt’s a powerful, addictive way to navigate the console, and save for a few exceptions that seem to be smoothing out with use — the system’s always training behind the scenes — I now prefer it to using the gamepad.Mashable80Xbox One: Gaming, Streaming and Live TV in One PowKinect games in the past, with a few notable exceptions, were underformed ideas that didn't play well, but it looks like we can expect more accurate, innovative games from this technology.ABC News80Xbox One Review: Gaming and Entertainment SuccessfUltimately, the Kinect is a powerful tool at the Xbox's disposal. Developers are likely to find ways to take advantage of the Kinect's abilities to make interesting games and apps.TechHive80Xbox One review: For gamers, yes, but you'll likeThe new Kinect is leagues beyond the Xbox 360’s Kinect. It’s smaller, it works far better in dim light, and it has a much easier time tracking a tall guy like me in a tiny San Francisco living room.Kotaku80The Xbox One: The Kotaku ReviewIn theory, Kinect represents a fascinating and potentially revolutionary approach to how we interact with our home theaters. In practice, it's a generational improvement over its Xbox 360 predecessor but still has a ways to go.Polygon80Xbox One ReviewWe were constantly surprised by what the system could distinguish, by all the small but smart usability enhancements provided by Kinect. It feels futuristic and cool in a way that little else about the new consoles does.Pocket-Lint90Xbox One reviewIt's not always perfect and as with any other voice system - like Siri or Google Now - there will be occasions when it doesn't get it right. ... Happily, most of the time, we found that it worked for us.The GuardianNot RatedXbox One: hands-on with the new controller and KinIt seems that every aspect of the technology has now been hugely improved and updated. The camera is three times the fidelity of the old version and offers a much wider field of vision (about 40%, meaning that up to six players can now be spotted and tracked by the system.EurogamerNot RatedHands-on with the Xbox OneThere is negligible lag between the person in front of the screen and their image on it and that image is very detailed - right down to shirt wrinkles and even buttons. Apparently the fidelity is about three times that of Kinect 1.The Verge70Xbox One reviewThe upshot is that you can go anywhere, do practically anything in the user interface with your voice alone — when Kinect works as it should. When Kinect works, it completely makes up for the Xbox One’s obtuse visual interface, because you don’t need to think visually anymore.T390Xbox One reviewThe Kinect sensor, by the way has been re-vamped. It can now monitor heart-rate and muscle density meaning the virtual drill-instructors on the Fitness App will be doing players more good than ever.TechRadarNot RatedHands on: Xbox One Kinect review Numerous enhancemWe're hopeful that the changes will enable smoother use with the Xbox One, but also enable more people to take advantage of the voice and gesture command functionality.Popular MechanicsNot RatedHands On With Xbox One HardwareMicrosoft obviously sees Kinect as an integral part of the system, and has improved its sensory capabilities tremendously.Expert Reviews80Microsoft Xbox One reviewIn our experience, we still got some in-game feedback from our online friends when playing Killer Instinct, but for the most part speech was clear and of a much higher bit rate than the Xbox 360.Destructoid70Review: Xbox OneIf the voice commands aren't consistently reliable, users are going to pick controller commands over them, which would defeat the purpose completely. I've found that a hybrid works best in my office and home.HotHardware90Microsoft Xbox One, The Full ReviewThe original Kinect was a huge success for Microsoft and proved to be as versatile as it was useful, even for applications not even remotely connected to gaming ... And the new Kinect sensor included with the Xbox One is better in a number of ways.
- 83AVERAGE USER SCORE3 ReviewsEngadget Reader80April 3, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - EngadgetEngadget Reader80November 30, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - EngadgetEngadget Reader90November 30, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!So far so good...haven't got any complaints. The voice controls for the Xbox One are pretty good - it does need repeating sometimes, but I've not had too much trouble with it. As for games, well, I'm only playing Forza 5, so there's not much I can say about that so far!