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The Xbox One S will require a separate Kinect USB adapter but you can get it free


Staff member
Dec 17, 2013
Microsoft has reduced the new Xbox One S by 40% when compared to the original Xbox. And while they managed to squeeze in the power brink into the device to save space on your counter they did have to remove the Kinect port to make room.

The good news is the Xbox One S is, of course, compatible with the Kinect sensor. However, you will need to pick up the Kinect USB connector kit, which is an extra $49. That purchase is not an insignificant add-on if you are a big user of voice or gesture support and it does mark up the price significantly for the One S.

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