Xbox One manual leaks tells you where to position the Kinect sensor
It’s not long now until Microsoft will start shipping out stock of Xbox One consoles to retailers. But even with tight security surrounding the distribution and launch, some leaks are bound to happen. The latest is a leaked copy of the manual, although I’d usually call this a quick start guide.The guide details how to go about connecting your console to a TV, cable box, and the Kinect, as well as how to insert the batteries on the controller and get the headset working. But by far the most interesting piece of information it contains is the optimal positioning guidance for the Kinect sensor.Here’s the diagram taken from the manual (click to see full size):As you can see, the optimal height for the Kinect sensor is a minimum of 0.6 meters from the ground all the way up to 1.8 meters. Players should not stand or sit closer then 1.4 meters from the Kinect.The height measurements match those of the original Kinect for the Xbox 360, however, the distance players need to stand back from the sensor has been reduced. With the original Kinect you had to be at least 1.8 meters away when playing alone, or 2.4 meters if there were two players. In other words, Xbox One with Kinect is going to work in smaller rooms or without you having to move your furniture back to make sure you have the required minimum distance to the sensor.The only other details this guide reminds us of is the fact the Xbox One has a power brick and that you still need batteries to power the controller. A Play and Charge Kit will be available, but that’s an extra $25 you need to spend.