Second Gen Kinect for Windows for $200 Now Available for Preorder!

Kinect for Windows v2 available for pre-order

Microsoft Kinect . the motion Gaming accessory from Microsoft allows you to play in a realistic way. That's your motions are picked and included in the game. The motions you make in your living room, standing in front of the gaming console and the Kinect, are done by your Gaming avatar in the game. This simply means allowing Windows users the chance to control their games and select apps without a controller. The second gen Microsoft kinect is out for preorder. Microsoft’s second generation Kinect for Windows is now available for pre-order and will start shipping from July 15, 2014. A long wait, after the Kinect Version one launch more than 2 years ago.

What Second Gen Kinect for Windows Offers !

Key improvement are :

Much Sharper Capture : A much sharper 1080p camera capable of picking up even more detail, infrared technology for low-light operation, and vastly improved response times. This means a much improved sensor.

Picks voice clearly : Four microphones for picking up voice commands without ambiguity.

USB 3.0 : Plugs into PC via USB 3.0, and requires a hub box and a separate power supply to run.

This is what Microsoft said about Second Gen Kinect for Windows , on its Blog,

"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," 

What is for Developers ?

Developers will be able to use Kinect for Windows v2 in conjunction with the Kinect for Windows SDK 2.0 to create Windows Store apps with Kinect functionality for the first time. This new SDK will be launched as a public beta in July.

Microsoft claims that the device will be "available for general purchase later this year." During November December Festive Season.

Second Gen Kinect for Windows , when will Shipping began ?

The first limited batch of Kinect for Windows v2 devices has been put up on the Microsoft Store website. The Kinect 2 will cost £159 in the UK, and $199 in the US (Roughly 12000 Indian Rupees).

Kinect for Windows v2 is based on the second generation unit that was, until recently, packaged with every Xbox One console .

Motion Gaming: 

Motion Gaming has taken the gaming to the casual and non-interested gamers as well. Motion Gaming offerings like Nintendo Wii, Kinect with XBox One Console have enabled the people to enjoy games like Tennis, Golf, boxing, balancing games, Aerobics , Yoga games. With additional accessories like banking boards, nunchuks (hand held controller) a motion gaming apparatus can be a real fun for family.


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