Leap motion controller now shipping, coming to Best Buy on July 28

By Shawn Knight ยท 11 replies
Jul 22, 2013
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  1. The Leap motion 3D gesture controller is now shipping following an unexpected delay. It was initially scheduled to ship on May 13 but CEO Michael Buckwald said back in April they simply needed more time to test the device before...

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  2. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,663   +1,949

    As I wrote here sometime earlier, I'm not buying into the reason for the delay. They claimed the hardware was fully finished and they just needed more time to polish the software. In the meantime, they tell us the box is easily upgradeable for newer software. Under such circumstances, considering how many people were expecting the product's release, it seemed like an odd strategy.

    Other than that, I'm very much interested in seeing real reviews from people, and if turns out to be good, I'm buying it right away. I just put together a great new rig with Windows 8 Pro, which on my 30" screen is half-useless with all of its Metro stuff. Maybe Leap Motion can breathe in new life in it, to take best from the both worlds - Leap Motion for the Metro and traditional inputs for the desktop mode.
  3. I do not think it is compatible with Windows 8 yet.
  4. Never mind, I saw that Froggle says it is for Win 7 or 8, so it does support it.
  5. DKRON

    DKRON TS Guru Posts: 569   +25

    I still want to see this for smart tv's as well, much larger market there if you can turn a normal tv into touch for 2000 instead of 10000
  6. Kneep

    Kneep TS Enthusiast Posts: 44

    Would love to know if this would work in the livingroom, I have my PC hooked up to my 80" 3D Sharp and would love to gesture from the couch :)
  7. DKRON

    DKRON TS Guru Posts: 569   +25

    You just gave me an idea!
  8. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar Elite Techno Geek Posts: 6,515   +974

    Sounds like a great idea/product. Too bad it did not get great reviews.
  9. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,663   +1,949

    I just went through all the latest reviews after the product release, and it is really disappointing to know this thing is far away from being a productivity tool, something I hoped for, to bring life to Metro UI.

    Maybe later on as they improve the UI it will become something more than a gimmick...
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  10. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,647   +3,274

    It has potential. I'll wait for gen 3 if it ever gets that far.
  11. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar Elite Techno Geek Posts: 6,515   +974

    Yeah, I was disappointed also. It is just another Ouya. It has a great dev team with a great concept and endeavour, but they did not give themselves enough time.
    VitalyT likes this.
  12. RenGood08

    RenGood08 TS Booster Posts: 185   +13

    That is pretty cool technology.

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