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  • LEAP Motion Available for Presale - Control Your Computer Differently


    The LEAP Motion is a new way to control computers using three-dimensional hand gestures. The device is capable of working with Windows PCs as well as Appleís Mac computers and works with a variety of different kinds of applications including productivity software, everyday-use software, and games. Not to mention, the small little LEAP Motion device is completely wireless, miniature, and is barely noticeable. If you have a Mac, the design of the device would even blend right in with the appearance of the aluminum and black finish because of the design and color scheme.

    The device is about the size of an iPhone, however it is a little narrower. Using sensors, the device can detect what your hand is doing and provide responses for the computer in real time without any noticeable lagging. The accuracy is so impressive, that the video demonstrates accurate gestures staying within a one-centimeter box. With the technology that comes out of the box, the device is capable of replacing both a keyboard and a mouse Ė however some will probably prefer using the keyboard for certain actions.

    Citing LEAP's Web site, the LEAP Motion was intended for a large audience including gamers, artists, engineers, surgeons, and average users. Gamers will get more realistic gesture controls for their games, artists will get more accurate drawing results, engineers can interact with their software more intuitively, and surgeons can control medical data in the operating room without taking off their equipment to use a computer. General users will have fun controlling their computers in a fun and intuitive way that could never be done with a mouse, keyboard, or touch screen.

    The product seems amazing and simple from a first glance, however itís not quite out yet. The product was announced only this week and preorders have begun on LEAPís Web site. The LEAP Motion retails at just $69.99 plus $5.99 shipping and handling. For a price like this, Iím sure a ton of computer users will not be able to resist trying out this new technology with their own personal computers.

    Sound like a bargain? I want to try one of these as soon as possible.

    Sources: LEAP
    This article was originally published in forum thread: LEAP Motion Available for Presale - Control Your Computer Differently started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 27 Comments
    1. Cer0's Avatar
      Cer0 -
      Planning on ordering this as soon as I get some money.

      Can't wait for this.
    1. thedudeness's Avatar
      thedudeness -
      This looks very interesting indeed. I'd be interested in trying this out. Looks completely seamless, and a very reasonable price point too.
    1. Cer0's Avatar
      Cer0 -
      Yea I was shocked at the price too. 70$ is a great price point for this for all users. Not to expensive for what it does at all.

      It is the same price as the magic trackpad from Apple. (Which is what I currently use)
    1. Jahooba's Avatar
      Jahooba -
      I want this! I don't know what I'll use it for yet, hopefully head tracking if 3rd party tool makers have a go at it
    1. hybirdd's Avatar
      hybirdd -
      I do want one but...
      We are estimating that these units will ship in December (2012) or January (2013).*
    1. Raybeast's Avatar
      Raybeast -
      I don't know if this is a dumb question or not, but does the LEAP work on a Macbook Pro?
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by Raybeast View Post
      I don't know if this is a dumb question or not, but does the LEAP work on a Macbook Pro?
      Yes. All Macs and all compatible PCs.
    1. Alluziion's Avatar
      Alluziion -
      Wow that is a nice piece of technology for such a good price! I can't wait to get my hands on one of these but I think that the price will go up after release as demand seems overwhelming.
    1. StellarZ's Avatar
      StellarZ -
      You should note that the device isn't wireless. It requires USB to function.
    1. ViperzDTL's Avatar
      ViperzDTL -
      Did I just see angry birds with chopsticks? GENIUS! (:
      If not then I reckon it'll work (:
    1. n0m0n's Avatar
      n0m0n -
      Ordered wish it was closer to release then Dec or Jan 13!!!
    1. anmiller07's Avatar
      anmiller07 -
      I ordered one as well; this looks awesome.
    1. lkailburn's Avatar
      lkailburn -
      Link does not work from modmyi app :-(
    1. vorea92's Avatar
      vorea92 -
      Quote Originally Posted by anmiller07 View Post
      I ordered one as well; this looks awesome.
      Did you get the confirmation email yet. I ordered it a day ago and haven't received any email.
    1. quidam_brujah's Avatar
      quidam_brujah -
      Looks neat. Now all I need is the floating 2D/3D floating, glassless, display to go with it and then I'll be all 'Minority Reported' up.
    1. jaybeans821's Avatar
      jaybeans821 -
      wow! l like that a lot..i will get one!!
    1. bagek's Avatar
      bagek -
      This looks good at first look but has anyone else heard of "Gorilla Arm"? It's like carpal tunnel except it happens from holding your arm up for extended periods of time. How long can you keep your arm suspended in air and moving for? The idea is cool but I see users arms getting tired after prolonged use of this
    1. subywrex's Avatar
      subywrex -
      Quote Originally Posted by bagek View Post
      This looks good at first look but has anyone else heard of "Gorilla Arm"? It's like carpal tunnel except it happens from holding your arm up for extended periods of time. How long can you keep your arm suspended in air and moving for? The idea is cool but I see users arms getting tired after prolonged use of this
      lol thats why there is a such thing as endurance.. If you have never jogged before you will get tired really quick.. the more you do it the longer you can do it for
    1. anmiller07's Avatar
      anmiller07 -
      Quote Originally Posted by vorea92 View Post
      Did you get the confirmation email yet. I ordered it a day ago and haven't received any email.
      Actually no, I haven't
    1. reznor9's Avatar
      reznor9 -
      Quote Originally Posted by bagek View Post
      This looks good at first look but has anyone else heard of "Gorilla Arm"? It's like carpal tunnel except it happens from holding your arm up for extended periods of time. How long can you keep your arm suspended in air and moving for? The idea is cool but I see users arms getting tired after prolonged use of this
      If your not able to use it for prolong periods then don't, use it as needed or desired. Others I'm sure will be fine. I paint and sculpt for hours at a time with my hands suspended in the air moving. People that do pilatese should be okay too. but seriously. There will be specific times and circumstances in which to use this. I doubt this will completely replace the keyboard. But the mouse is uncertain. I can see doing away with my mouse for this.