Microsoft Kinect Wins Gadget Of The Year Award At T3 Awards

Microsoft’s Kinect won two prestigious awards at T3 Awards 2011. Gadget of the Year and Gaming Gadget of the Year. They won gadget of the year award by competing with Apple iPad 2, Amazon Kindle ,Nintendo 3DS , Motorola Atrix, Samsung Galaxy S II, Apple iPhone 4, Virgin Media Tivo,  HTC Incredible S and Sony PlayStation Move . Also they won gaming gadget of the year against Sony and Nintendo.

Gadget of the Year:

This is it. The big one. Big like a supernova, a nuclear war, or Digby the Biggest Dog in the World. The Kinect is the fastest-selling consumer durable (not just gadget) of all time. It’s taken motion-controlled gaming and turbocharged it, putting you in the game like never before. With full-body tracking, facial and voice recognition, it’ll soon allow you to control everything in your digital world by waving, talking or gurning. In short, it’s not only an amazing piece of technology but could quite conceivably pave the way for new developments in human/computer interaction.

Gaming Gadget of the Year:

A no-brainer, really. Kinect has sold by the bucket load, appeals to casual and hardcore gamers alike, and boasts an array of tech – how do an infrared laser sensor, depth sensor and multi-array mics with voice recognition abilities grab you? – to make any gadget-fancier drool like a fat man during an especially delicious cake dream. Kinect took the Wii’s basic motion-gaming concept and pumped it up to monstrous proportions, but gaming is not the limit of its talents. This is not the last you shall hear of Kinect in these Awards…

Source: T3.com

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