After shipping out its Kinect for Windows v2 Developer Preview kits in December last year, Microsoft has finally revealed the final hardware design of Kinect for Windows v2. The hardware resembles the Kinect for Xbox One but the underlying difference is that this new box has the words “Kinect” printed on the top panel. In place of the Xbox Nexus styled green “x” we find a simple power indicator.
Other than the main Kinect for Windows v2 sensor, there are also other essential components – including a hub and power supply unit. The hub connects to the main sensor unit, power supply, as well as your PC via a USB 3.0 port. The power cables will be different according to the country that they are being shipped to, but the power supply can support voltages from 100–240 volts.
Developers who joined the developer preview program for Kinect for Windows v2 have already received a pre-release version of the next generation Kinect for Windows sensor. They will also receive the final version of the Kinect for Windows v2 hardware at no additional cost.
Kinect for Windows v2 will available in summer this year according to the company schedule.