Microsoft Makes Kinect Sensor For Windows v2 Available For Pre-Order

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We first got a glimpse of the second generation of Microsoft’s Kinect sensor for Windows back in March, and now the device is available for preorder for $199 in the U.S. (It’s also available in a number of other countries.)

“The Kinect for Windows v2 sensor gives developers more of the precision, responsiveness, and intuitive capabilities they need to develop interactive voice and gesture-based applications,” reads the post.

Microsoft Kinect v2 sensor for Windows

The device is intended to be used with the Windows SDK 2.0, which will be out in beta form in July. As previously reported, the new Kinect for Windows sensor v2 is a bit more demure than its predecessor, with the big glowing “X” logo gone and “Kinect” label shifted to the top of the device.

It also has a hub that accepts input from the sensor, and there’s a USB 3.0 port that outputs to the PC.
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Wonder if you could wire up a bunch of these through your house and tie it all in to your home automation system. Then you could do things like control the lights, music, HAVC, etc without a control.

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So, MS drop the price of the One by $100 and remove the Kinect (and removes the requirement that game makers use it, so now NONE of them will).

Now they try to sell them for $200 by themselves with some dev tools and a USB adaptor??

Sorry, but this IS NOT the way to get people developing for this amazing device.

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Brian replied on Sun, Jun 8 2014 1:19 AM

Actually infinity there was a video on you tube with a kinect v1 where they used it for home automation. 200.00 is a lot of money for just the devise especially if they want people to develop software for the kinect v2.

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