Leap Motion Controller (Interacts with your Mac or PC)
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- It's a whole new way to interact with your Mac or PC - with your hands or finger in the air.
- It's easy to set up. After a simple download, plug the Leap Motion Controller into your USB port and you're ready to go.
- It accurately senses your hands and fingers up to 1/100th millimeter, with no visible latency.
- It comes with Airspace, the Leap Motion app store, where you'll discover all-new kinds of apps designed for the Leap Motion Controller.
- Browse the web, play games, make music, and more.
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The remarkably accurate, incredibly natural way to interact with your computer. The Leap Motion Controller is a tiny USB device that will change the way you use your computer - because you do everything without touching anything. It senses how you move your hands the way you move them naturally. It makes the space between you and your computer interactive and three-dimensional. So instead of clicks, taps, and drag-and-drops, you can point, reach, and grab - even pick something up and put it down. Just like in real life.It works with your Mac and PC and it's easy to set up. Just plug it into the USB port, download the free software, and you're off to a new dimension. The Leap Motion Controller is only 3 inches long, but it's remarkably powerful. It tracks all 10 fingers up to 1/100th of a millimeter with zero visible latency. Your hands are free to move in 8 cubic feet of interactive, 3D space. With the wave of a hand or lift of a finger, you can browse the web, read articles, listen to music, and more. But the best parts are the apps you'll discover in Airspace, the Leap Motion app store.Airspace is a whole new world of apps - many are designed specifically for Leap Motion technology. You'll find apps in all kinds of categories: Productivity, Music, Games, Design, Photography, and more. Create a work of art with your fingertip using Corel's Painter app. Steer a car with both hands in Disney Interactive's Wreck-It Ralph Sugar Rush Speedway. Point and play Double Fine's music game Dischord. Play ZeptoLab's Cut the Rope with a finger in the air. Follow the weather with The Weather Channel app. Airspace also includes plug-ins for 3D design software leader Autodesk as well as many others.
1 x Leap Motion Controller
2 x Custom USB 2.0 cables (microUSB 3.0 connectors), in 24" and 60"
From the manufacturer
Interact with your computer like never before.
Discover more in the Leap Motion App Store
With more than 200 apps in the Leap Motion App Store, you’re sure to find something new to explore.
- Fruit Ninja
- Cut the Rope
- Cyber Science
- Stan Lee’s Verticus
- Blue Estate Prologue
- Google Earth
- …and many more!
Reach for Amazing
The Leap Motion Controller captures the movement of your hands and fingers so you can interact with your computer in a whole new way. Swipe, pinch or grab in the air and magically see your actions on your screen. With hundreds of apps in the Leap Motion App Store, there is something for everyone.
To get you started, the Leap Motion Controller comes with a free set of apps.
- Accurate, sub-millimeter hand tracking with near-zero latency
- Real 3D interaction: 150° field of view creates a wide interactive space between you and your computer
- Free apps included; discover hundreds more apps in the Leap Motion App Store
- Quick setup: download the Leap Motion software, plug the device into your USB port, and you’re ready to go
- Free, automatic software updates so you can always have the latest features and enhancements
Tiny device. Huge possibilities.
The Leap Motion Controller is sleek, light, and small – just 3" long. It takes up hardly any room on your desk, but has a wide 150° field of view, and transforms the space above into a 3D interface for your hands.
The device uses infrared cameras and highly complex mathematical algorithms to translate hand and finger movements into 3D input. This unique approach allows Leap Motion technology to be significantly more accurate than other motion-control technologies -- and it’s constantly improving. With free, automatic software updates, you can always have access to the latest features and enhancements.
Everyday Interactions at Your Fingertips
Face off against a robot in a game of chess, soar through the sky like a superhero, or slice fruit like a ninja. When you play using the Leap Motion Controller, games are immediately more immersive. In the Leap Motion App Store, you’ll find familiar titles, as well as brand new gaming experiences.
Play your favorite music and videos, scroll through web pages and documents, or switch between apps with the wave of a hand. With the introductory app Shortcuts, your computer becomes a gesture-controlled digital command center.
Grab and sculpt a ball of clay – naturally, using your hands. Use your fingers or tools to paint a masterpiece in thin air. Jam out on bongo drums using your hands—or drumsticks—and mix music like a professional DJ. The creative possibilities are endless!
Reach out and rotate a virtual heart or dissect a tarantula. Explore space with the flick of a wrist. Using Google Earth, fly over the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco using your hands, without leaving your living rom. With Leap Motion technology, it’s easy and fun to learn about and explore new worlds.
It Works with What You Already Have (Hands and Fingers Included)
The Leap Motion Controller works alongside your keyboard, mouse, stylus, or trackpad for a richer and more natural 3D computing experience. With the Leap Motion software running, just plug the device into the USB port on your Mac or PC, and you’re ready to start exploring.
Minimum System Requirements
- Windows 7 or 8 or Mac OS X 10.7 Mountain Lion
- AMD Phenom II or Intel Core i3, i5, or i7 processor
- 2GB RAM
- USB 2.0 port
- Internet connection
Top Customer Reviews
For the right users - everything from industrial design offices and DJ booths to operating theatres - it could be a real tech revolution.
At CES 2014, Leap’s CEO showed off the platform's second-gen gesture-tracking software. Its first big update, it focuses on allowing more natural gestures and can even track hands when its view of your fingertips is blocked. The update is yet to roll out, but it's far from the only feature coming soon to Leap Motion.
The tech has also been built into laptops such as HP’s Envy 17, further increasing the chance of it crossing over into the mainstream.
It's not there yet though. While cheap enough for the gamble and sci-fi enough to silence your mates, Leap Motion still has its limits as a works-every-time desk accessory.
I've been using it a few hours now and I can say it's definitely fulfilled my best expectations for it.
I'm quite a big gadget freak and this is a must have for any sci-fi fanatic or for anyone who is bored of using conventional means of controlling a computer. The thing itself is rather small and very nicely made. You can clearly see when it's active or not as the laser transmitters glow a nice red and the rubber bottom helps to stop it sliding around so it can be easily put onto a laptop surface.
I did have a couple of glitches while installing, I'm on win7 and to start it didn't like the usb 3 port I gave it then was a bit iffy with finding the installation package downloaded off the website. So if you're technically handicapped you may find it a bit frustrating or confusing to start.
The laser mapping itself is rather large, which is good as it has very nice depth perception but can be a bit off when pointing/moving from one side to another and you may find yourself pointing well away from the screen to get to where you want to go (I recommend setting auto to the height mapping, then it'll adjust to keep you pointing correctly)
I think they have released a fair few updates for it as I find it very responsive and accurate but in terms of mapping how many fingers you're holding up (which is used to select things) it will misjudge but it's not too bad.
There's a store with a load of paid and a few free apps, the best I've found being "Touchless" this allows you to actually control the desktop and everything else (except steam) with the leap. It's very handy.Read more ›
Really it's a cool, impressive product, but in the end you don't really use it, it's just a cool thing you can toy around with and show people
The cameras do pick up your hand movements, however only on their terms: you have to be the perfect distance away/above the device, you can't use it in the sun, and you definitely can't go back/forward without huge issues. I keep it with the hope/expectation that, through firmware upgrades and tracking apps it will improve, but at the moment, it's nothing more than a shiny paperweight.
I knew that I was buying it more from curiosity than for a genuine practical application and at the moment, I would suggest that that is the way in which it should be viewed.
As an old bloke with a depressingly long history with technology I can remember when the first mouse was launched; YUP there was life before the Mouse. Many of the criticisms that you will read in some of the reviews for the Leap Motion Controller were uttered about the Mouse when it was first launched, except of course in those days the interweb had not been invented so you would only hear the comments in bars and pubs...remember those funny old days when we used to share our opinions face to face?
So my overall summary is:
1) Cute technology that is still to some extent looking for a purpose if you are buying it for personal use.
2) Yes it does require you to hone your motor skills, so if you lack patience then look elsewhere, but then you are unlikely to be an early adopter anyway
3) If you buy it, stick with it
Why 3 Stars? Well 5 Stars for the build quality and technology etc. but until its real purpose bursts forth it can only be 3 stars.
But three stars that are great fun :-)
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The leap motion started off a little slow but it's app store soon filled up! I love it. From playing tunes to moulding a new vase. It's perfect! Read morePublished 6 months ago by Iain Holden
Not for everyone but this is a seriously cool bit of tech for the enthusiast. A bit of cool 5 minute fun for the average joe which the price tag probably even justifies. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Knelf
It's alright for the first 10 mins, then you start to think... what now. It doesnt really have any practical uses at the moment.Published 9 months ago by James McNee
I basically found this thing useless. It was terribly to slow on any machine I tried, including an i7 with 8GB of ram. Read morePublished 9 months ago by yesevil
I don't think i really needed it but definitely very cool product. Thank you!Published 9 months ago by Amazon Customer
Great to play around with, but don't expect anything serious out of it.
Bought it for a few hackathons, worth it.
I tried different lighting and distances but it just does not work well.Published 10 months ago by Aaron