LEAP Motion to Ship Hands-Free Computing in May, Pre-Ordering Now

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It was last May when we heard about LEAP Motion’s crazy new technology for the very first time. A small box, about the size of a deck of cards, sits in front of your keyboard or laptop. Its sensors track several cubic feet of space in the air above it, measuring where your hands and fingers are, and interpreting these movements into gestures recognizable by a computer. 

We slapped down a pre-order immediately, hoping that the company would be able to make its promised December timeframe for shipping completed units. December has come and gone, and LEAP has yet to push the device into the hands of consumers, though they’re definitely on their way. Developers have had their hands on early units for a while, with the hope that LEAP can launch a consumer ready unit replete with substantial application compatibility.

Excited? So are we, though it’s going to be a few months yet because you can get up close and personal. LEAP is planning for shipments to start rolling out of the warehouses around May 13th, in rough order of when the pre-orders took place – pre-orders have been up for several months, now, in a quieter fashion. If you put in a pre-order before this week, the LEAP will cost $69.99; from this point forward, however, the price has increased to $79.99.

via: LEAP Motion

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