Soon you will be be able to swing your arms around in front of your computer to control it with the new Kinect for Windows Computers. Microsoft’s announced the Kinect for Windows would be available on February 1st at the final CES Keynote. The Kinect for Windows will have a suggested retail price of $249. 12 countries will get the new Kinect first including the US, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Spain and United Kingdom.
The Kinect for Windows computers will get updates from Microsoft as time goes on and the software will still continue to be free. The Kinect for Windows computers will feature some differences such as a shorter USB cable, and the ability for the camera to track objects as close as 50cm in front of it without losing accuracy or precision. This makes using the Kinect on a desktop computer a more usable option. I am still waiting for the Minority Report heads up display, but this looks interesting as well.