Developers: You can now pre-order your Kinect for Windows v2 sensor

Ready to start creating Windows Store apps with Kinect for the first time? Developers can now pre-order the Kinect for Windows v2 sensor for $199, with pre-orders being shipped in July. (Be sure not to miss this inside look at how Kinect works and its future.)

In July, a public beta of Kinect for Windows v2 sensor software development kit (SDK) will also be released. “All of this will happen a few months ahead of general availability of sensors and the SDK, giving pre-order customers a head start on using the v2 sensor’s new and improved features, including increased depth-sensing capabilities, full 1080p video, improved skeletal tracking and enhanced infrared technology,” writes the Kinect for Windows Team in a post.

For those who were in the Developer Preview program, it’s been an “amazing six months,” the team writes. “We’ve seen more stunning designs, promising prototypes and early apps than we can count—from finger tracking to touch-free controls for assembly line workers to tools for monitoring the environment.”

To learn more, head over to the Kinect for Windows Blog.

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Suzanne Choney
Microsoft News Center Staff