Microsoft Reveals Kinect For Windows v2 Hardware, Looks Similar To Xbox One Kinect


Kinect for Windows Sensor

Microsoft is working on the upcoming launch of Kinect for Windows v2. Yesterday, they shared the hardware’s final look.


The sensor closely resembles the Kinect for Xbox One, except that it says “Kinect” on the top panel, and the Xbox Nexus—the stylized green “x”—has been changed to a simple, more understated power indicator.

Hub and power supply

The sensor requires a couple other components to work: the hub and the power supply. Tying everything together is the hub (top item pictured below), which accepts three connections: the sensor, USB 3.0 output to PC, and power. The power supply (bottom item pictured below) does just what its name implies: it supplies all the power the sensor requires to operate. The power cables will vary by country or region, but the power supply itself supports voltages from 100–240 volts.

Kinect for Windows Sensor 1

Source: Kinect blog

  • Nham Thien Duong

    I’m a bit surprised that they did this before BUILD, but also glad, now I can’t wait for the upcoming innovations, and I really want to see a demonstration of this device on a Windows P.C. soon. 😀

  • tkadrum

    I’m curious to whether Kinect 1st edition will work with Windows V2?