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Get a refurbished Xbox Kinect for $59.99

Microsoft's awesome "you are the controller" accessory has never been cheaper. Just one catch: there's no warranty.


If you haven't yet had the pleasure of flailing your body in front of your TV set, here's your chance to do it on the cheap.

I'm talking about the Xbox Kinect, of course, the motion-sensing camera system that "turns your body into the controller" for various games. I don't mind telling you, it's a blast.

And it's on sale! For a limited time, and while supplies last, Best Buy has the refurbished Xbox Kinect for $59.99 shipped (plus sales tax where applicable).

A quick caveat before I go on: unlike most refurbished products, this one has no warranty to speak of. However, it does fall under Best Buy's return policy, so you've got 30 days to return it if it's defective. Given that the Kinect still sells new for $149.99, I think this is a reasonable gamble to take.

The unit comes with Kinect Adventures, a thoroughly entertaining action game that gives you the full flavor of what the Kinect can do. Using only your body, you'll plug leaks in an underwater cube, steer a raft down a raging river, run an obstacle course, play Breakout-style handball, and more. And you can do all this with one or two players.

Needless to say, there are some other great Kinect-compatible games as well. A couple of my favorites: Gunstringer, Kinect Sports, and, ahem, Just Dance 3.

For about the same price as an actual Xbox game (a new release, anyway), you can grab one of the coolest gaming accessories to come along, well, ever. It's a great way to get more life out of your console -- at least until the next Xbox comes along.

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Bonus deal: For a limited time, and while supplies last, Groupon has the iLive ITP100B Sound Bar for iPhones and iPods for $39 shipped. This speaker dock features two-channel stereo sound, an FM radio, a remote, and even an alarm clock. It also has inputs for connecting other sources (like a TV!). List price: $70. If you're not already a Groupon user, you can sign up here.

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