Carbon Design Group

Microsoft Kinect for Xbox 360

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Engineering the interface of the future. Xbox® brought Carbon into a high-powered, multi-company collaboration to deliver top-flight mechanical engineering on a device destined to sell millions and forever change the future of how man and machine interact.

Fastest-selling consumer electronics device. Ever.

To help deliver Kinect for Xbox 360™ to the masses at a price-point within the grasp of the average consumer, the Xbox team looked for an engineering partner that could tackle numerous mechanical and engineering challenges, work closely with outside vendors, and preserve the design intent. For this, Xbox turned to their longstanding development partner Carbon.

Though Xbox was optimistic about projected sales, when Kinect™ was released, those high expectations were quickly surpassed. Within a few short months of its introduction, Kinect had sold over 10 million units, making it the fastest-selling consumer electronics device ever. Beating iPads and iPhones, Kinect earned itself a spot in the Guinness Book of Records.

…hats off to Microsoft for an unmitigated success.



  • Mechanical Engineering

Best of E3 Hardware/Peripheral

Popular Science Best of What’s New Grand Award Winner

Time Magazine, #5 of 50 Best Inventions of the Year


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