Microsoft releases Kinect for Windows hardware and SDK 1.0

Shawn Knight

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Microsoft has released Kinect for Windows hardware and the first official SDK is now available for download. The Kinect for Windows hardware is optimized for computers running Windows 7, Windows…

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Who cares! When will this gimmick go away? I can see using it in education (programming, robotics etc) but it's so lame otherwise.. M$ please stop. It's enough already with Kinect..


TechSpot Paladin
As soon as I read the $100 discount I realized it was going to be over priced, but $250? For a fancy web cam that can watch you do stuff. The novelty fails to captivate me in anyway at all, I thought it was overpriced for the Xbox this is just absurd. By the time anyone finds a use for this thing better technology will exist and it will be more affordable.


TS Evangelist
Wait... so we were promised a revised camera system. And since original kinect is USB, people hacked the drivers for it to work fine on PC already.

And we're supposed to pay $250, not $80 like the xbox one..


TS Evangelist
You have to congratulate Microsoft on this one. It take some real prudence to wait until the hype of a gimmick has completely died before trying to sell it at an overly inflated price.


yes techspot, just use the power you have to delete user's comments...

that's the freedom we have here? right...

it just means that you agree with that crap...

please, don't forget to delete this one too...



Track IR will cost you twice as much but eat up twice the resources.

Sim gaming is 100x better with head tracking