This gaming console from Microsoft is designed for serious and passionate gamers. You can spend hours playing your favorite games with family and friends on the Xbox 360. The Microsoft Xbox 360 is equipped with an inbuilt space capacity of 4 GB where you can save several games for later retrieval. This console also functions as a home entertainment system as it lets you stream HD movies (1080p).
Design and Power
Sleek and slim enough to fit fashionably in your TV unit, the console's matte finish also adds to its elegant look. The console unit holds 3 USB ports on the back panel and 2 on the front panel for convenient use. These 5 USB ports help you greatly enhance connectivity and overall functionality of the Xbox 360 4 GB gaming console.
The unit also ships with a standard Ethernet port, optical audio out port as well as a HDMI port that help you enrich the audio-visual gaming experience. The front panel also holds the quintessential power button that is touch-sensitive.
Performance and Connectivity
The Xbox 360 gaming console has the ability to connect to the Internet, thus opening several gaming opportunities. This gaming console features inbuilt Wi-Fi (802.11n) capabilities. You will surely enjoy in-game sound effects and music with the 5.1 surround sound feature of this Xbox 360 4 GB console.
One of the major advantages of this Microsoft gaming console is its exceptional online service, the Xbox Live. All Xbox owners can log onto the Xbox Live to download game add-ons like songs, maps, characters etc.
It's no secret that multiplayer games bring a whole new experience to gaming. Finding the right platform where you can safely play multiplayer games with gamers who share the same passion as you is a difficult task. The Xbox Live is the perfect forum for spam-free, rich gaming. You can dive into online multiplayer games and play with friends or strangers from across the globe. Additionally, you can also stay in touch with your friend circle via Facebook and tweet away on Twitter with Xbox Live.
Controllers and Joysticks
This Xbox 360 4 GB console ships with one wireless controller. The Xbox 360 controller is high performing and has a range of up to 30 feet. The wireless controller gives you the freedom of sitting wherever you want in your living room and does not restrict your movements. This controller works on two AA size batteries which let you use the device for up to 30 hours.
The controller is elegantly and ergonomically designed to give you a strain-free weapon of choice. The right side of the wireless controller houses 4 face buttons (X, Y, A and B), while the left side is home to the D-pad. You also have the option of using the analog sticks placed on the right and left side of the body. The center face of the controller has the Start, Back and Guide buttons. On the back side, you will right and left shoulders as well as triggers which complete the intuitive interface of this gadget.
The Kinect Sensor
The Microsoft X-Box 360 Kinect Sensor is a gaming device that lets you experience motion-sense gaming without the use of any controllers. The Kinect sensor is small and thin device that looks like an over-extended webcam that can be setup on the top or bottom of your TV.
The sensor is compatible with every Xbox 360 and can be easily setup using appropriate cables. The Kinect Sensor uses 3-D depth sensors to measure your body movements that let you control the elements in the game. So while playing the games with a Kinect Sensor, you are the controller.
The front of the sensor has 2 depth sensors, a RGB camera and an array of microphones. The camera is used to recognize a user while playing the game. You can also use the camera to take photos and record videos at 30 FPS in a resolution of 640 x 480 pixels. The resolution of the depth sensors is also measured at 640 x 480 pixels. The microphones come in handy for providing voice input when needed. You can automatically adjust the sensor for an appropriate viewing angle by using the motorized tilt.
The important point to note down when you opt for buying a X-Box 360 Kinect Bundle is the floor space. A minimum distance of 6 ft is required between the player and Kinect Sensor for smooth game play. More space is required if extra players join in. Try to place the gaming console in a living room or the main hall to provide freedom for your hand and leg movements. Ensure that the room has proper and even lighting; this helps the sensors and camera to sense your every movement and give you a seamless and entertaining gaming experience.