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bionicRod
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said by FFH5:

Can only detect people within 3 ft of the sensor. Not as all seeing as some people make out.

»en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kinect#Kin···Xbox_One

can detect a user up to 3 feet from the sensor (compared to six feet for the original Kinect)

However, users retain the software capability to turn off all Kinect functions while the sensor remains connected to the console.[126]

You're getting the context wrong, but to be fair it's awkwardly worded. 3 feet is the nearest you can be and still be detected. It will be able to detect people farther than that, otherwise it wouldn't be good for much of anything. With the old Kinect it was 6 feet, which led to people with smaller gaming spaces being unable to use it.

As for being able to turn it off...you can't. It is eternally plugged in or else the console won't work. It is supposed to only be listening for "XBox On"...but that's still listening.
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FFH5
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said by bionicRod:

said by FFH5:

Can only detect people within 3 ft of the sensor. Not as all seeing as some people make out.

»en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kinect#Kin···Xbox_One

can detect a user up to 3 feet from the sensor (compared to six feet for the original Kinect)

However, users retain the software capability to turn off all Kinect functions while the sensor remains connected to the console.[126]

You're getting the context wrong, but to be fair it's awkwardly worded. 3 feet is the nearest you can be and still be detected. It will be able to detect people farther than that, otherwise it wouldn't be good for much of anything. With the old Kinect it was 6 feet, which led to people with smaller gaming spaces being unable to use it.

As for being able to turn it off...you can't. It is eternally plugged in or else the console won't work. It is supposed to only be listening for "XBox On"...but that's still listening.

Yes the wording makes it seem that nothing over 3 ft is too far away. Your description is more accurate.
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Sterling
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It would be easy to turn it off with one misplaced pack of cigarettes