Tearing down the new Kinect
- Posted: Dec 04, 2013 at 6:00 AM
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While we wait for the initial new Kinect recipients to build their awesome next gen app's, here's a look at the new Kinect that comes with the Xbox One...
With the recent release of two significant game consoles, research firm IHS has been working a little extra overtime these days. After dissecting Sony’s Playstation 4, the team gave Microsoft’s Xbox One the same treatment this week to get a peek at its electronic innards in order to estimate what it costs to make.
The verdict from a report that IHS will release later today was shared exclusively with AllThingsD: The combined cost of parts and manufacturing everything that comes with the Xbox One — the console, the Kinect and the controller —
The Kinect includes chips from Samsung and STMicroelectronics, which supplied an image-processing chip. There’s also a chip that emits “visible and infrared light,” the maker of which hasn’t yet been identified, Rassweiler said. “We’re a little mystified by that one.”
With that, here’s an exploded view of the Kinect (both images were taken by IHS):