At CES 2012 Microsoft’s keynote that was completed a while ago, Microsoft’s CEO Steve Ballmer announced this new device – Kinect Sensor for Windows. The product is already available for pre-order for $249.99 at Amazon and will be available starting February 1, 2012.
The Amazon product description says –
Utilize Kinect skeletal-tracking, sophisticated microphone array, and other sensor technologies
Link computers to Kinect devices running Windows 7 and Windows 8 Developer Preview
Run applications built with the Kinect for Windows Commercial Software Development Kit (SDK)
Use the Kinect for Windows SDK to build applications with C++, C#, or Visual Studio Basic by using Microsoft Visual Studio 2010
The sensor will only work on computers running the SDK softawre
This Kinect sensor has a shortened USB cable to ensure reliability across a broad range of computers and includes a small dongle to improve coexistence with other USB devices. If you want to learn more or a developer who wants to build apps and download the Kinect for Windows SDK, head to official website – http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/kinectforwindows.
Now, prepare yourself to wave your hands right from your desk when Windows does not respond