So I got my Kinect for Windows v2 recently and i thought I’d show whats inside..
Nothing too exciting
USB 3.0 Type A to Type B cable.
Finally the Kinect v2:
The Kinect v2 is a class 1 laser product (means its completely safe).
The setup wasn’t difficult, basically plug in the cables where they fit, cant really mess it up.
Although in the future I’d like to see 1 power cable included instead of 2 which work in my country (Australia). Also it would be much better if the power brick and the “KINECT for WINDOWS HUB” were combined, it would reduce some clutter (it was combined in the developer preview… they seem to have separated them for some reason).
The cables are rather long, which is nice due to some of the applications of this product.
I would have really liked to see a monitor mount for the Kinect as this version of it is directed at PC users. Lucky for me i found it an snug position below my monitor (it doesn’t get coverd by the keyboard as you can tilt the Kinect up).
The hub has an inbult LED to indicate that its connected.
Some pictures of what kind of information you can expect from the new Kinect:
These are particularly cool as you can move around the demo and see your subject move from a angle the camera isn’t placed at.