Microsoft Kills the Kinect Adapter for Xbox One

MakeUseOf | 1/3/2018 | Dave Parrack
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Microsoft has discontinued the Kinect Adapter, effectively killing the already-pretty-dead Kinect peripheral. The Kinect Adapter is the USB accessory required to connect a Kinect to the Xbox One S, Xbox One X, or a Windows PC. So if you want one, you had better buy one while stocks last.

The Kinect was originally released in 2010 as Microsoft’s answer to the Wii motion controls. Microsoft believed in the technology enough to bundle it with the Xbox One when it first arrived in 2013. However, in October 2017 Microsoft stopped making the Kinect. And now it’s Game Over.

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Months after discontinuing the Kinect Microsoft has stopped manufacturing the Kinect Adapter as well. This is required to connect a Kinect up to anything other than the Xbox Ones that have the proprietary port built into the console itself. Including the Xbox One S and Xbox One X.

After speculation due to stock shortages, a Microsoft spokesperson told Polygon, “After careful consideration, we decided to stop manufacturing the...
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