It’s been the dream of every geek since Miniorty Report was released in 2002. The ability to control a computer by the wave of your hand and edit photos with the flick of your finder
The future may have finally arrived.
Leap Motion is about to release a product that allows you to control your computer with your finger, hand, pencil – anything in the air. Accuracy is incredibly precise at 1/100 of a millimeter and it’s size is that of a thumb drive. Tactile input such as a keyboard, mouse or Wacom tablet will be hard to replace completely for reviewing photos with clients, browsing the web and maybe even the odd editing job this could be incredible… at least for as long as you can hold your hands in the air.
Leap represents an entirely new way to interact with your computers. It’s more accurate than a mouse, as reliable as a keyboard and more sensitive than a touchscreen. For the first time, you can control a computer in three dimensions with your natural hand and finger movements.
This isn’t a game system that roughly maps your hand movements. The Leap technology is 200 times more accurate than anything else on the market — at any price point. Just about the size of a flash drive, the Leap can distinguish your individual fingers and track your movements down to a 1/100th of a millimeter.
At $70, the price is as surprising as the product. If this device is as good as it looks, the way we use the computer may change very quickly.
What do you think – is this going to change things? Is it too good to be true?