The future-thinking Leap Motion computing peripheral has gone on sale in the UK, over a year after the world was first introduced to the merits of the gesture-based motion control device.
The Kinect-like controller, which is no larger than a thumb and plugs into the USB port of a PC or Mac, claims to open up the area directly in front of the device for use as a 3D interactive work space.
The company says Leap is 200-times more sensitive than Microsoft's tech (second-generation Kinect notwithstanding) and is capable of capturing natural hand gestures with an accuracy of 1/100 millimeter.
The potential uses for the device, which is capable of tracking the movements of all ten fingers at 290 frames per second are many and varied, from basics like navigating around the web, to controlling complex creativity apps.
Naturally, the tech has drawn comparisons to the 1999 film Minority Report, which showcased a gesture-controlled computing interface on translucent screens.
Leap isn't there yet, but its motion controller is certainly a step in that direction? Have you grabbed a unit yet? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below...or air type them, if you've already got the hang of it.
- Earlier this year ASUS vowed to jump on board at ground zero and bundle Leap tech within a new range of PCs.
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