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Leap Motion Controller Begins Shipping May 13th for Mac and PC

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Earlier in the week I posted a video from Microsoft that showed us how they envisioned technology in our near future, and I mentioned that it looked similar to Minority Report’s motion controlled interactive displays.  Well thanks to a friend of mine it seems that we may already have a device that can provide 3D enabled motion controls for your Mac or PC to give it that futuristic feel.

This snazzy piece of hardware is called the Leap Motion Controller, and it is available for pre-order now, with a shipping date of May 13th currently being listed.  Don’t pass it off as a rudimentary game controller like the Kinect, Move, or Wii.  Leap makes it very clear that their motion controller is in a different league than those devices in an official statement on their website:

“This isn’t a game system that roughly maps your hand movements. The Leap Motion controller is 200 times more accurate than anything else on the market — at any price point. At just about the size of a flash drive, it can track your individual finger movements to 1/100th of a millimeter.”

The company has a video demo of the Leap Motion Controller in action, which I’ve embedded after the break, which is a much better depiction of the device’s uses than what I can muster up in words on this Sunday afternoon.  Check it out and let us know what you think.

Do you think you’re ready for something like this, or does it seems like it’ll require too much physical labor therefore putting you off to its various uses?  Please chime in with a comment down below.  You’ve been thinking of pre-ordering one just to see it work for yourself…

 

Introducing the Leap Motion

 

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Matt Heywood is the founder and EIC of EntertainmentBuddha.com where he strives to make you a better geek, one post at a time! When he’s not scouring the Internet for interesting nuggets of awesomeness he can be found in his secret lair enjoying the latest and greatest video games, taking pictures of toys, or talking Star Wars on EB’s Star Wars Time podcast show.