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May 21, 2012

Leap 3-D gesture control — Your own private "Minority Report"

STOP PRESS: This just in from Richard Kashdan.

It was introduced earlier today and featured on engadget; excerpts from that post follow.

Leap Motion has created a new device, called the Leap, it claims is 200 times more accurate than existing technology and will take gesture controls to the next level.

It's about the size of a pack of gum, and once connected to your computer via USB, it creates a four-cubic-foot virtual workspace. Within that area, it tracks all ten of your fingers simultaneously to within 1/100 of a millimeter  — that level of accuracy allows for rudimentary gestures like pinch-to-zoom and more complex actions like manipulating 3D-rendered objects.

Leap brings you this next-gen UX for a mere $69.99, and a select few can pre-order them now, with the full roll-out coming this winter.

I just scored one (below).

Screen Shot 2012-05-21 at 3.35.15 PM

Note that it may take a while for the site to load, likely because it's crashed or been on the verge since they started taking pre-orders.

Screen Shot 2012-05-21 at 3.36.16 PM

Fair warning: They'll be all gone before the day is out — don't just sit there like a bump on a pickle if you want one before winter.

May 21, 2012 at 04:01 PM | Permalink


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I guess since you are on a treadmill already, you might as well spend the day gesturing at your computer, but for most things, I find a mouse and keyboard is going to be much more useful (and less tiring).

Posted by: EEJ | May 23, 2012 6:55:14 PM

Ack! It's like that Tom Cruise movie!

Posted by: Becs | May 21, 2012 4:34:43 PM

I saw this elsewhere earlier today but they made no mention of the pre-order.
Thanks for the heads up!

Posted by: TMKvamme | May 21, 2012 4:26:45 PM

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