multi-touch is so passÃ©
linux support is planned
their site is bogged down, but I finally got the about page to load sans-graphics.
How do I pre-order a LEAP?
We have a limited number available for our first shipment this winter. Early birds catch the worm Â so click here to order. We wonÂt charge you until the product is ready to ship.
How much does The Leap cost?
The Leap will retail for $69.99, and a limited number are currently available for pre-order at LeapMotion.com.
Do you support windows?
Yes! We also support native touch emulation for Windows 8.
How about Linux?
Linux support is on the agenda.
obviously not for business
since the video didn't show any examples of someone writing a memo, modifying a spreadsheet, or working with email or a daily calendar.
"Chicago to my mind was the only place to be. ... I above all liked the city because it was filled with people all a-bustle, and the clatter of hooves and carriages, and with delivery wagons and drays and peddlers and the boom and clank of freight trains. And when those black clouds came sailing in from the west, pouring thunderstorms upon us so that you couldn't hear the cries or curses of humankind, I liked that best of all. Chicago could stand up to the worst God had to offer. I understood why it was built--a place for trade, of course, with railroads and ships and so on, but mostly to give all of us a magnitude of defiance that is not provided by one house on the plains. And the plains is where those storms come from."
-- E.L. Doctorow
Looks great for free-form stuff.
I certainly wouldn't want to try to type or sign my name in a 3D virtual space. Some things still work best with nearly planar surfaces.
How different is it from that Xbox Kinect thingy, though? Just higher resolution? Won't MS crush them easily if Ballmer wants to?
My arms are tired watching the video
On the other hand, kinect SUCKS compared to this.
No, the difference between toy (really, kinect is a toy) and finely tuned usability.
This thing looks usable, kinect ain't.
Don't know how patents will play out
CNN's posted an article about it today:
How is that different from Microsoft Kinect? Precision Â the company claims the Leap is 200 times more sensitive than current gesture-based tech, able to track movements down to a hundredth of a millimeter.