Kinect SDK 1.0 for Windows Shipping out!Posted 12:10 pm on Wednesday, February 1st, 2012 by Adam "Kharakov" Kharatian
As previously announced at CES 2012, the Windows SDK 1.0 Kinect Hardware will be available as of today and begin shipping out for the price of $249. But do not let this discourage you, if you can convince Microsoft that this is for educational purposes than you get a $100 discount!
The SDK proves four camera support with the ability to recognize objects as close as 40cm. Also in this build is enhanced voice recognition known as “far-talk”. For all hardware and software upgrade specifics visit the blog at http://blogs.msdn.com/b/kinectforwindows/archive/2012/01/31/kinect-for-windows-is-now-available.aspx
You may also download the SDK free at http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=28782
There is one major reason this makes me so happy in my pants, and the reason I no longer need to buy an X-box 360.
This might also work with the PC version now! Alas this is speculation but a complete possibility. So do not fret you may still be able to yell “Garrus FU*&!%$ Concussion Shot!” at your screen even if you do not have an X-Box.
Adam “kharakov” Kharat is part nerd, part geek, and full awesome. With deadly writing skills and the sleeping habits of a jackrabbit, late night gaming sessions are all but mandatory.