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After reading so many conflicting reviews I bought this really unsure what to expect. My living room is quite large but having to move the furniture everytime the family want to play two player games, means that the kinect rarely gets used. A reducer lens in principal seems a great idea.
The Zoom arrived about two weeks ago and since then I've had the chance to test it in varrying conditions. On the whole I have to say I'm genuinely very impressed.
Installation: Setup was a doddle, just stick the included plastic protection on your kinect and then clip the Zoom over the top. Thats it. All i can assume is that the other folk saying it damaged their kinect were a bit hasty and either slid it on the from the side or didn't spot the protective sticker in the box. Logically it needs to stop any light getting down the side of the lens when its in place so its going to be a tight fit. When in place, initially it does look a little odd but this is more likely because of being used to seeing it without. After a few days you will hardly notice it. The colour match and gloss finish is almost perfect.
Usage: We've used the Zoom with all our games and it works fine. It makes a major difference when 2 people are playing and works especially well when one player is a lot taller than the other. Something which was a bit annoying without the zoom if the game adjusted the tilt angle based on one of the other player. Both players can stand around 4 - 6 feet from the wall mounted kinect rather than the original 6-10.
In natural day light it works great. In the evenings under artificial light its not as good. My living room has spot lights in the ceiling and the reflections and shadows are magnified by the lense meaning it doesn't track anywhere near as well (your shape gym games seems worst affected). I found dimming my lights down a little helps. I suspect if in had a standard light fitting with a higher ceiling this would be further improved.
Conclusion: Excellent product for giving your kinect a new lease of life and it does work exactly as is described. You own room lighting is probably the biggest contributing factor to how well it will work for you. If you tend to play more during day light hours you will probably find this a very useful addition to your setup. If you are a night owl and have very directed lighting its probably not going to work that great.
I bought this to avoid having to move the sofa out of the way every time I play Kinect. I read mixed reviews of this but decided to try it anyway; if you do the same READ THIS BEFORE YOU PUT IT ON YOUR SHINY KINECT.
Firstly this item has sharp metallic rims on the inside of it's lenses; if you try this for God's sake BE CAREFUL when you put it on or you'll damage the Kinect lenses. there is a sticker to cover the body and help stop scratching. but that won't help with the lenses.
When you do get it attached, be prepared to spend about an hour trying to find the correct height and pitch for kinect to find the floor (Many games will not start unless Kinect can complete auto-calibration, the first step of which is to locate the floor plane). As far as I can tell the lenses are not optically corrected so the compression is more exaggerated towards the edge of the vision field meaning Kinect thinks it's on a curved slope. I got it to work (sometimes) by putting a spacer under the base to pitch it up and down (since Kinect pitches itself, I have no idea why this works, but it does (sometimes). I also had to remove my deep pile squishy white rug (used so we can play in bare feet) or Kinect couldn't see the floor at all (Kinect sees it perfectly fine every time without Zoom).
When (if) you do get it working, fine control becomes almost impossible as movements in the centre of the field are normal-ish but moving too far left, right, forward or back results in sudden acceleration of your movements and Kinect constantly either losing tracking or throwing up "too close" or "too far" messages (even though in the Kinect window you can clearly see you're still in field). This is primarily what lead me to guess the there is no optical field correction on the lenses.
Sports is OK (but won't start unless you get the floor bit right), Adventures is not good, and forget about EVER playing Child of Eden.
I know this has worked for some people, but I'm not one of them; if you're desperate to play in a small space by all means try it, but do so on the basis of a £20 gamble and the understanding that you're probably throwing your money in a hole on the off chance you'll get lucky.
Bought this as I had a small living room and thought this would help. Didnt even try it without, really struggled to get the Kinect to focus, it kept saying it needed to be higher or that it couldn't see the floor and needed to be on the edge. I spent days faffing with it, moving it all over the place, on the bracket, on the unit below, on stacks of boxes, lights on, lights off, curtains open/drawn, moved the rug, put it back, it never worked and would not focus. after days of faffing, I noticed that my image on the setup screen didn't look as defined as the ones I'd seen in help articles online, it was as if the room was too dark, eventually, I wondered if it was to do with the stickers over the lenses which don't sit properly. I peeled them off and it was a bit better, but then I looked at the gap between the lenses and realised it was the Zoom itself that was making it too dark to focus. As soon as I took it off the xbox completed focus in seconds and I was playing games! Luckily my room is "just" big enough to play most games and I have sent the Zoom back to a refund.
I bought this against my better judgment and unfortunately I now have a classic case of buyers remorse.
I have been using my Kinect with 'My Shape' which is an exercise game. I've not been able to get full use out of this game due to a lack of space in my living room. Anything that involves big side lunges or steps backwards usually ends up with me falling over my couch, or the Kinect not being able to register my movements correctly.
So I over optimistically sent sent for the Nyko Zoom, naively telling myself that perhaps the bad reviews that it had were a result of customers not properly re-configuring the Kinect.
I was wrong!
I installed it according to the instructions, reconfigured the Kinect settings, and immediately I could see that it did make a difference as to how much of me the Kinect could see. However there was also a vignette type halo around the outer edges of the image where the camera could not see anything and lots of jumping 'artifacts' in the image.
Things got worse when I loaded up My Shape. The game creates a superimposed live image of yourself in a virtual environment so you can see yourself do the exercises. With the Nyko Zoom installed, instead of just picking up me, the Kinect camera was mistaking other objects and bits of furniture for players too. The Kinect was also not recognising my light coloured hair, erasing it from the final image.
I tested the Kinect with a block punching game, and with the Nyko Zoom, the Kinect seemed to be confused about where my head and torso started, and the result was that the blocks appeared too low for me to reach. Even trying to maneuver around the menu system was a nightmare and very inaccurate. Mysterious 'ghost' hands where appearing and spontaneously selecting things on the menu even when I was out of shot!
I spent ages trying everything to get this thing to behave, but the bottom line is, it doesn't work, and I suspect if such a device was viable in the first place, then Microsoft would have licensed one of their own.
Maybe the Nyko zoom works for some games better than others. However for something like an exercise game, that records and tracks your progress and amount of calories burnt, the Kinect really needs to be as accurate as possible. The Nyko Zoom reduces the accuracy of the Kinect to such an extent that it just isn't fit for purpose.
Still not working, tried this gadget to get the kinetic view finder on xbox 360 to work in sons small bedroom. After an hour of waiting for the blasted thing to constantly re calibrate, we gave up and resorted to the hand controls. If you are out to thoroughly dissapoint and upset your own 6 year old then this is just the thing for you, or if you simply just want to wind yourself into a ranting ogre, then buy this clever little gadget, for it won't to dissapoint!
I have a fairly small living room, Used to have to move the sofa in order to play Kinect games comfortably and I was hoping this attachment would give me just an extra couple of feet in order to play without moving the sofa, It's also worth noting I've always been able to use my kinect to navigate menus etc from the sofa with no problem.
With Zoom Kinect attached, I can clearly see ALOT of "Dead" areas around the outside of the kinect preview screen - but whatever, as long as the thing works**
So I go through the Calibration wizard, despite getting "Cannot See Floor" messages (although, I can clearly see the floor in the camera) from the wizard I decide to continue anyway. and from that point the calibration went perfectly fine, So I slapped a game in (Kinect Adventures) but I'm getting "TOO CLOSE MOVE BACK" messages no matter how close or far away I am from the camera, and after much fiddling & trying, on a fluke I managed to get the game going but the on screen character is constantly flickering and twitching everywhere so it's unplayable no matter where I am in the room.
And on top of that, sitting on Sofa results in me not being able to navigate the xbox menus.
So basically it's a useless piece of plastic, nothing more.
Followed the instructions precisely, tested in various configurations and lighting conditions, across three Kinect games, and must unfortunately conclude this is a flawed product.
Like many, I would love to be able to use Kinect in a smaller space. After seeing the mixed reviews, and seeing some people had success, I assumed that if I followed the instructions properly, I would get a reasonable result.
Instructions are clear, and the protective sticker if applied properly does mean that your sensor won't be damaged by clipping the new unit on. It is reasonably easy to line up with the lenses, although you may find you need to lower your sensor if you formally have it above your screen.
Unfortunately for me, no amount of tweaking produced a usable final version. Looking at the calibration screen, there seems to be use fall off towards the edge of the screen, and some internal reflection within the lenses so that the tracking often sees ghosts of you. You'll also see that it offsets the image slightly, so for games like Fitness Evolved, the cut outs are slightly off centre. There are also problems with floor detection, and you'll often find that the game will lose you during levels, or at login, it will calibrate out by a significant margin.
It remains one of the flaws of kinect that it fails easily in small spaces. However, this product, although producing a convincing optical effect when you look on screen, removes the delicate motion tracking needed for most Kinect games. If you're fed up with Kinect tracking, I can understand why you'd want to give this a try. However, my suspicion is that you'll be disappointed and this will end up dusty on a shelf.
This is quite a neat pice of kit. It clips neatly over the front of your sensor and really does make a difference to your playing space. You have to be careful applying the lens protectors - if they are not on perfectly, the sensor won't find you. I had problems with these covers, so left them off. Proving you're careful clipping on the attachment the sensor lenses will be fine. Again you have to line up the attachment and sensor lenses exactly. You'll see the Kinnect's green LED on the attachment front which makes it pretty straightforward. Then just use XBox settings or a Kinnect game to set the sensor up for its new angles of view and you're away. If you haven't got the 6ft+ clearance around you then this is a must have
I installed the zoom on my kinect. After installing it, my kinect had problems recognizing my moves. I used the options from my xbox to reconfigure the capturing and everything looked right. In the end, in order to allow the kinect to work again properly, I had to remove the zoom. The Nyko zoom did not seem quite right and I would not recommend it to anyone. I wanted to give it 0 stars but it was not possible. I feel I wasted my money.
Helped focus the play area closer to the unit which is invaluable with the limited floor space in small houses. Had no discernable impact on body recognition or movement tracking, love it. Only downside I found was that it is a little fiddly to line up the camera lenses on the kinect itself with the exact centre of the zoom lens (must be perfect or it does obscure the kinect vision) but once you crack it, it makes a huge difference.