Microsoft Live Vision http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/microsoft-live-vision/all en-GB Microsoft Microsoft Live Vision http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/microsoft-microsoft-live-vision/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Microsoft has already nailed the joypad thing with their superb 360 controller. Does this Xbox Live-friendly microphone continue it peripherals form? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <p>With the PlayStation's Eyetoy proving to be a surprising success story, the Xbox has decided to get in on some webcam action with the Live Vision. It's a capable webcam, letting you video chat (provided you have Xbox Live Gold membership), send pictures and map yourself into games. &nbsp;</p> <p>But there's something slightly peculiar about the idea. Unlike Eyetoy, Vision launched without a killer game to use it with. Instead, Microsoft has given us a PC-style webcam for a games console, lit the fuse and then run away. &nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Video calls</strong></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £35.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">6 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> This is a pretty decent little webcam – it's just that, without games to fool around with, it feels like a low-end PC webcam plugged into your Xbox. EyeToy this ain't </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/microsoft-microsoft-live-vision </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/microsoft-microsoft-live-vision/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/microsoft-microsoft-live-vision/review#comments Geek accessories Microsoft Microsoft Live Vision Fri, 28 Sep 2007 05:00:00 +0000 Simon Osborne-Walker 7751 at http://www.stuff.tv