Kinect 2.0 Teardown: Lots of Sensors and Highly Repairable

We've already seen what lurks within the new Xbox One, but what about its sidekick the Kinect 2.0? Wonder no longer, because iFixit has ripped the innards out of the clever little camera to see what's what.

Ripping into Microsoft's voice, vision, and motion control accessory yields some interesting insights. Here are the highlights:

  • This cable comes fully, solidly connected, so it's actually a pain in the ass to remove.
  • The thing itself is held together with masses of glue and Torx screws. Unfriendly.
  • Most of the sensors are modular, which is good because if they break you can swap 'em out fairly easily.
  • There are three little IR blasters in there, theoretically providing three times the fidelity of the previous Kinect.

All in, the Kinect 2.0 scored 6 out of 10 on iFixit's repairability scale, which is pretty good! You can go read the whole thing over on their site. [iFixit]