Groan: First pointless peripherals revealed for Microsoft Kinect
With a heavy sense of crushing inevitability, Microsoft’s Kinect camera/controller thing will be getting a ton of useless add-on products. Yeah, you thought the Wii’s Remote held the market on extraneous crap like this, right?
Well, wrong. PDP has revealed four products to enhance your Kinect experience when the Xbox 360 device launches on November 4th:
* Wall Mount for Kinect, SRP: $14.99 – The Wall Mount provides a quick and easy solution for mounting your valuable Kinect for Xbox 360 to the wall
* TV Mount for Kinect, SRP: $39.99 – The TV Mount uses the VESA spec standard as a one-and-all solution for mounting Kinect for Xbox 360 to any size TV (from 26” to 60”)
* Cable Extension for Kinect, SRP: $49.99 – The Cable Extension for Kinect will allow you to extend your connection by over 9 feet, allowing you to place Kinect for Xbox 360 virtually anywhere in your living space
* Floor Stand for Kinect, SRP: $29.99 – With a large tripod base and secure locking mechanism, the Floor Stand is designed to allow the Kinect Sensor to be elevated above the floor to help protect the Kinect for Xbox 360 from foot traffic and dirt.
… All of which are gloriously redundant if you possess even the smallest kernel of common sense. In other words, expect to see the soccer moms queuing round the block for this nonsense.
[Via press release]