This website uses cookies.

This website uses cookies to improve user experience. By using our website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Cookie Policy.

I agree
Learn More
Great Geek Gifts in the Technabob Shop!Get Technabob Daily: Join our Mailing List! | Follow Us: Facebook | Twitter
subscribe to our rss feedsubscribe via e-mailfollow technabob on twittertechnabob facebook fan pageGoogle+follow us in feedly
Follow Us:
Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob

Leap Gesture Controller Offers Tremendous Precision for Just $70

by Paul Strauss

The Microsoft Kinect certainly changed the playing field for gesture-based input devices, though arguably it’s been a cooler tool for interactive experiments and hacking than for gameplay thusfar. Now, a company called Leap Motion thinks they’ve cracked the formula for gesture control on the desktop with their LEAP controller.


The diminutive LEAP box sits in front of your PC or Mac and plugs into a USB port. It then can detect gestures in 3D with enough precision to measure individual finger movements down to 1/100th of a millimeter.


Here’s a sneak preview video of the LEAP in action:

Not too shabby, eh? I love how you can use objects like pencils or a pen to interact with the screen without touching it, or use your finger as a gun controller for an FPS. Plus, they say you can network multiple LEAPs together to create larger areas for interaction. Though at this point it can only detect hands and small objects, not entire bodies like the Kinect. Then again, do you really want to stand up to use your PC? Perhaps the best news is that the LEAP is going to sell for just $69.99 (USD) – or at least that’s the pre-order price.

About the only downside is that at this point, there’s no word on when the LEAP will hit the market – but if you’re willing to take a risk on what looks like a very promising technology – you can pre-order one now. They say they won’t charge your card until it ships.

If you’re interested in some more extensive demo footage of the LEAP, check out the video below:

Comments are closed for posts older than 90 days.

Comments (2):

  1. I’m interested to develop software for this article.

  2. I’m interested to develop for this article, when will it be’ sold in the global marker?

More from Awesomer Media...

theawesomer logo
Deal: Orso MochiBag Superbook for Android NYC Flow Doctor Strange (Trailer) 95octane logo
Review: 2016 GMC Canyon SLE Diesel 2017 Nissan Juke May Lose Some of the Quirk Porsche 718 Cayman Doesn’t Bring the Noise Like It Should Alfa Romeo May Kill 4C by 2020: NOOOOOOOOOOOO mightymega logo
Official Star Trek 50th Anniversary Beer Justice League Footage Unveiled at SDCC American Gods Teaser The Evolution of Star Trek