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Microsoft Discontinues Kinect Adapter for Xbox One S and X

KinectAdapterMicrosoft continues to distance themselves from the Kinect 2.0 having now announced that the adapter used to connect the device to the Xbox One S and X is being discontinued.

Near immediately, prices for the adapter shot up on third party sites like Amazon and Ebay with at least a percentage of Xbox One users still enjoying the device.

Our Take

While the Kinect wasn’t hugely popular and contributed at least partially to the Xbox One’s slow start as we’ve commented on before, it was still an advanced piece of tech and impressive in a number of ways. Microsoft’s vision for the connected living room was in advance of the Amazon Echo and Google Home which are now becoming quite popular. We can’t help but feel Microsoft could have taken another route with the Kinect where it continued to enjoy a healthy life.

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