Kinect for Windows v2 is Coming Out Next Week, Who is Buying?

By   /   Jul 7, 2014

The eagerly awaited Kinect for Windows v2 is not very far away from its release, as Microsoft Online Store has slated the new v2 sensor to hit the stores on 15th of July.

The design of Kinect for Windows v2 is very similar to its Xbox One Counterpart and it supports three different connections – sensor, power and USB 3.0 output to your computer.

Microsoft notes on its online store that this SKU is specifically designed to be used by the developers:

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 for the Windows desktop and Windows Store. The v2 sensor is intended for use with the Kinect for Windows software development kit (SDK) 2.0.

Furthermore, Microsoft clarifies that applications, which are only created to be used with v2 sensor, will be compatible with it, so don’t expect too much from the new device anytime soon.

Kinect for Windows v2 was announced last year in May, where Director of Kinect Bob Heddle said that “new Kinect for Windows sensor will revolutionize computing experiences.”

This new SKU will be available to purchase at the price of $199, starting 15th July.

Source: Microsoft Store

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