As detailed last Friday (March 28) on MSDN Blogs , the final design for a PC-compatible Kinect has been revealed. Dubbed Kinect for Windows v2, the final design largely resembles the design of the Xbox One’s Kinect.
Though it does look almost identical to the version of Microsoft’s console, the Kinect doesn’t show “Xbox” anywhere on its body. In place of the console’s recognizable insignia on its top and right-most side of the device’s face, you’ll now simply find “Kinect” and a small power indicator respectively.
The Kinect for PC will require two additional components in order for it to communicate with your PC: the “hub” and the power supply. The hub is basically a nice, tidied component that incorporates the device itself, the device’s USB 3.0 output and its power. The power supply is self-explanatory. The power cables themselves will vary from country to country, but the power supply itself will support voltages from 100-240 volts.
The Kinect for Windows development team will bring you more updates–as will we–closer to the device’s release date, which is slated to be sometime during this summer.
Source: MSDN Blogs .