Microsoft in Works to Bring Kinect to laptops

Microsoft is pretty much sure about the fact that it is on the top when it comes to its Kinect accessory. The Redmond-based software giant has already sold 18 million units since its launch a year ago. The company has recently made an announcement saying that the product will soon be available for desktop PCs.

In addition to this, Microsoft is also reportedly aiming to integrate its technology in laptops along with other portable devices.

The Daily had got the chance to have a look at two prototype devices from ASUS running Windows 8, featuring Kinect sensors all along the top of screen, while with a set of LEDs running alongside bottom.

Although, The News Corp. publication didn’t give us any hint of how the device could be used, a source confirmed that the devices were official prototypes of laptops featuring Kinect sensor.

With the Kinect’s wireless technology, laptops users will be able to communicate with their Windows 8 installation and related apps along with offering new methods to play games with portable devices for handicap users.

It is worth noting here that ASUS has been in works with PrimeSense to integrate Kinect-like technology into its new devices as proclaimed at CES 2012. Taken that PrimeSense adds some of its technology in Microsoft’s own offering, The Daily would have linked Microsoft’s Kinect branding with ASUS’ own developments.

Steve Ballmer, CEO of Microsoft said at CES 2012 that its company will start offering its Kinect gaming accessories for Windows in twelve countries all across the world from February 1st for $249.99. Moreover, there will also be a gesture-based product offered in countries including, United States, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Spain and the United Kingdom.

We have tried to approach both Microsoft and ASUS for having a word on the new devices. We will get back to you with an update as soon as we receive a response from both the companies. Stay tuned.

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