The Leap Motion Controller debuted to mixed reviews from the tech commentariat last year. In our own review, the small motion-sensing peripheral, despite all its promise, drew flak for its lack of precision and scored a middling 6/10. Nevertheless, that did not prevent the likes of Asus and HP from embedding the gesture control tech right into their PCs. The latter, in fact, is now said to be getting ready to sell a keyboard with Leap Motion’s technology as a standalone product.
The flash drive-sized device, it is claimed, is the “world’s most powerful 3-D motion controller”
Even as Microsoft lets Kinect for Windows wither on the vine, San Francisco-based startup Leap Motion, Inc is gearing up to launch its first product: an eponymous motion-control device the size of a flash drive. Capable of accurately tracking finger movements to within a hundredth of a millimeter, the Leap Motion controller will begin shipping in May.