WAVI Xtion: It's Kinect for the PC (With an Awkward Name)

PrimeSense, the guys who helped make Microsoft's Kinect, are now teaming with Asus to make the same thing basically...except it's for the PC. Unfortunately, they're calling it the WAVI Xtion.

Asus thinks this will help make PC use in the living room easier, utilizing gestures to control music, movies, games and other UI related matters. The device connects to your PC using a wireless transmitter, and rests above or under your television, much like the Kinect.

In addition to the hardware, Asus also plans to build an entire app ecosystem around the device, and hopes to release the WAVI Xtion in Q2 of this year. [Businesswire via Kotaku]