Privacy cover released for Xbox One's Kinect 2

3:32 PM, Nov 13, 2013   |    comments
Microsoft's Xbox One home entertainment console. (image: Microsoft)
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Those concerned about privacy issues when it comes to the Kinect 2 attachment for Microsoft's upcoming Xbox One gaming console have one less thing to fear thanks to InterWorks Unlimited.

The company's new Kinect 2 accessory, the Xbox One Privacy Cover, installs directly onto the Kinect 2 camera and features a slide-able panel that prevents the Kinect 2's body-sensing camera from seeing what's in front of it when closed.  Furthermore, the add-on protects the device from from dust, fingerprints, and scratches.

The one thing the Privacy Cover does not do, however, is mute the Kinect 2's always-on microphone.

InterWorks Unlimited is listing its Xbox One Privacy Cover at $20 and is selling it both online and at national retailers.


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