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Kinect 2 for Windows Dev Kit Priced at $399

Kinect 2 for Windows Dev Kit Priced at $399

Early adopters of the new Kinect hardware will have the opportunity to purchase the device before it officially goes on sale. For $399 you'll get a pre-production model, the SDK as well as the consumer-level version when it becomes available.

The Verge is reporting that the final cost of the retail version will be lower than the current pre-production model set at $399. You're essentially paying for an early version to get started on whatever game changer you had in mind before the majority of Kinect developers get their hands on the hardware.

Along with the release of the new Kinect will come the latest SDK (version 1.8)

New features include real-time background removal, which lets you isolate a person away from their surroundings, faster Kinect Fusion scanning with better color capture, and the ability to create Kinect for Windows apps using HTML5 / JavaScript.

The new SDK will be available in September.

Get your pre-order applications in HERE as early dev kit candidates will be selected on July 31st.