Game peripherals maker Nyko launched a new device today called the Zoom that’s meant to be an add-on to Microsoft’s Kinect. Anyone who’s played a Kinect game, knows that it requires a large space, which not everyone has. But not to worry for those of you living in dorms or inhabiting other confined spaces, the Nyko Zoom reduces the space requirement by 40 percent.
The Nyko Zoom clips onto the Kinect and adds its own proprietary lenses. Spaces that usually only allow one person to play, will now be able to accommodate two players. And since the device acts simply like putting a pair of glasses on your Kinect, it is compatible with any Kinect game. It also does not require additional power or batteries.
The Zoom was first shown at E3 2011 and was nominated for Best Hardware in Show by IGN, GameSpot, Machinima, and G4 X-Play. The device is now available on Nyko.com and at select retailers, priced at $29.99.