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Microsoft Store Lists Kinect for Windows v2 for $200, July 15 Release Date

Kinect for Windows v2 is now available to pre-order on the Microsoft Store.

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The Microsoft Store is accepting pre-orders of Kinect for Windows v2 sensors for $200, and is listing a July 15 release date.

That’s the same day as Microsoft’s upcoming virtual training event, which aims to show developers how Kinect v2 enables speech, gesture, and human understanding in applications and experiences.

Microsoft has previously said the device will launch before summer 2014.

“The Kinect for Windows v2 sensor gives developers more of the precision, responsiveness, and intuitive capabilities they need to develop interactive voice and gesture-based applications for the Windows desktop and Windows Store,” reads the product’s overview on the site.

The Xbox One without Kinect unit which Microsoft announced in May costs $399, $100 less than the $499 standard Xbox One with Kinect. It’s interesting to note that Kinect for Windows’ price is twice as much as the difference between the two, but it’s also not aimed at the average consumer.

The Kinect for Windows v2 sensor doesn't ship with any software, and is intended for use with the separately licensed Kinect for Windows SDK 2.0, which developers can use to build applications.

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