Leap represents an entirely new way to interact with computers. The Leap is a small iPod sized USB peripheral that creates a 3D interaction space of 8 cubic feet to precisely interact with and control software on laptop or desktop computer. It’s like being able to reach into the computer and pull out information as easily as reaching into a cookie jar.
The Leap senses individual hand and finger movements independently, as well as items like a pen. According to the company, it’s 200x more sensitive than existing touch-free products and technologies.
The Leap will retail for $69.99, and a limited number are currently available for pre-order at LeapMotion.com.
Note: In future, the company is expecting to integrate the technology into tablets, smart phones, laptops and game systems. Also, a Linux compatible version of the software is in the works.