Nyko's Zoom peripheral for Microsoft Kinect is to get a release date of August 23rd with the add-on offering gamers the ability to play Kinect almost anywhere.
While they may look like night-vision goggles for your Kinect, what Nyko's pair of 'specs' does is in fact very clever. By using a series of lenses, the Zoom will reduce the Kinect's required playing area to just 4 feet rather than the fairly lavish 8 feet.
It has no power source because it is essentially a pair of glasses for your Kinect, and doesn't affect the performance of Kinect's motion-tracking in any way, so as far as we can see, it's a win win situation.
It's a simple but brilliant solution for those who just don't have that kind of floor space but still want to go flailing their limbs around every once in a while. At $30 it's also not badly priced, however there's no word on whether it'll be coming to the UK, so for now, it's over to internet shopping.