Xbox One’s Kinect Makes Redeeming QR Codes Easy


Anybody who has had to enter a 16/25-digit code for online acquisitions/transactions knows how tiresome it can be, especially after redeeming multiple at a time. That’s why Xbox’s Major Nelson took to the popular 6-second video service Vine to post a short video on just how quickly it takes to redeem a QR code using the Xbox One’s Kinect.

As you can see, entering the voice command and holding up the code roughly 3-5 feet away from the Kinect’s camera will snap to the QR code reader and redeem the code within seconds. It is quite impressive, especially with seeing so little of the Xbox One operating system in action up to now.

This is the kind of stuff that Kinect should be marketed more as; a way to ease a lot of functionality with the console. Right now, the peripheral is regarded more for its connection with motion-based or voice-activated uses within games. If Xbox One accessibility is greatly improved with a lot more functions like this, it’s easy to see why Microsoft is not anywhere near willing to un-bundle it from future Xbox One packages.

A Kinect 2.0 comes with each and every Xbox One, which will launch worldwide on November 22nd.


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