Tuesday, December 7, 2010;
This holiday season, it's all about the motion control. One is completely hands-free. Which one is better? Which one should go on a holiday wish list or deserves your hard-earned allowance money? Read on for the details.
What is it: Kinect has a camera that sits on your TV that can detect your face, position and track all your movements without a controller. Players can navigate menus and play games with hand gestures and their voice. It plugs into an Xbox 360.
Details: Kinect costs $150, and it comes with Kinect Adventures. If you don't have an Xbox, a Kinect and Xbox cost $299.
The good: Totally hands-free. Easy to use. One Kinect can accommodate multiple players.
The bad: Requires a lot of space, and there is a slight lag in response time.
Bottom line: The system provides unique hands-free fun.
Sony PlayStation Move
What is it: The Move uses a video camera and a controller for interactive play.
Details: The Move comes in a $99 Sports Champion Bundle, which includes the camera, controller and a sports game.
Games: There are eight titles, most of them disappointing. The exception is EyePet: Your Virtual Pet.
The good: The tracking of the Move Motion Controller is spot on. Cheaper than Kinect.
The bad: You're still holding a controller.
Bottom line: Not much different from Wii.