CES 2011: Wavi Xtion-Asus’s Kinect Style PC

We have another treat for you here, that will be showcased at the 2011 consumer electronics show (CES) in the next few days. Asus’s new gadget lets you operate your PC with motion controlled gestures in the same way that Microsoft does with their Kinect.

The device is made up of two Wavi boxes and a Xtion camera which fit on the top of your TV; these can be seen in the images kindly provided by Cnet. The two boxes wirelessly stream data received from the camera between your computer and TV. As a result you can browse the internet and do all of your PC chores by simply moving your body.

The nifty device will be on sale in the second quarter of this year, with a first look at it tomorrow at the CES event in Las Vegas. The big detail we all want to know is still a mystery as no pricing details have been disclosed yet, although if the Kinect’s pricing is anything to go by we could be in for an affordable product. For a look at some of the other CES 2011 posts follow the link.

Metro has reported Asus’s general manager Kent Chien as saying that “ASUS combines its wireless cross-room solution with PrimeSense’s simple, intuitive, gesture-based control technology to allow users to enjoy and share PC content on TV with gestures”. We saw it first with gaming and now its coming to our computers, whats next? Clicking our fingers to turn on the TV and flicking our wrists to change the channel? Tell us what you think of Asus’s new device and if you will pick one up when they are released.

  • Terry Cousins

    We are on the verge of a new 21st century breakthrough!

    Finaly using hand gestures and no mouse for the PC. Excercising games and hand to hand combat games will be the in thing. Finaly getting the fat gaming geeks in to good shape and still enjoying more than ever the games.

    This also pushes the PC forward again as THE multiformat multimedia system.
    Microsoft will need to make a move to release their superior Kinect device for the PC before they lose out, but they will wanting to hold on and make sales as much as possible for the Xbox.

    I will be getting one soon.