The lights are on
Sly PC programmers have been playing around with Microsoft's motion-sensing Kinect device to create interesting PC-powered applications since the device debuted in 2010, but soon Microsoft will support Kinect use on the PC officially.
During Microsoft's final Consumer Electronics Show keynote, CEO Steve Ballmer revealed that the officially supported PC version of Kinect will launch on February 1.
Though Ballmer didn't mention any specifics on pricing, Amazon is listing the device at $249.99. That's not official yet, and we'll update if we hear anything different, but that's a fairly staggering $100 price difference from the 360 version of Kinect.