Leap is a small iPhone-sized USB peripheral that creates a 3D interaction in the area of 8 cubic feet to interact with and control software on your laptop or desktop computer. The whole concept is getting the user to reach into the computer and pull out information as easily as reaching into a cookie jar. The video that demonstrates Leap Motion’s product (Leap) is impressive to say the least and the future device can potentially give Kinect a run for its money.
A few months ago, Microsoft and a number of laptop manufacturers partnered to get Kinect integrated into laptops. Although we have yet to see Kinect perform at the portable computing level, Leap Motion has already announced when its product will go on sale (December 2012 – January 2013) and has already began taking orders. In addition, Leap Motion has also began taking in submissions from developers for its SDK (Software Development Kit). Priced at $69.99, Leap hopes to bring motion control to those wanting to navigate and interact with their laptops in a new way.
Via »Leap Blog