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Kinect for Windows Next Month

Microsoft announces that Kinect for Windows will be released on February 1, 2012, featuring new hardware and software for the motion-detection peripheral (thanks ZDNet). Here's word:

Today, we are announcing that the new Kinect for Windows hardware and accompanying software will be available on February 1st, 2012 in 12 countries (United States, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Spain, United Kingdom), at a suggested retail price of US $249. Kinect for Windows hardware will be available, in limited quantities at first, through a variety of resellers and distributors. The price includes a one-year warranty, access to ongoing software updates for both speech and human tracking, and our continued investment in Kinect for Windows-based software advancements. Later this year, we will offer special academic pricing (planned at US $149) for Qualified Educational Users.

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25. Re: Kinect for Windows Next Month Jan 11, 2012, 16:55 frag.machine
 
Thanks Verno and Beamer for the info. Well, that's a shame, but can't say it's a surprise. I remember Asus announcing a similar device some time ago. If they don't overpriced it may be an interesting alternative perhaps ?  
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