UBM have got hold of a Kinect, torn it apart to examine each of its components then tracked how much each of them cost. What they found was that each of the cameras costs Microsoft approximately $56, of which the single biggest expenditure is Israeli company PrimeSense’s “reference system” of cameras, microphones and processor, which clocks in at $17.
As it seems, some people have shown their astonishment at the low cost of the Kinect compared to it’s retail price, forgetting that the parts aren’t the only thing you’re paying for. What do you think? Ripoff or just right?