After months of developer releases, preorders, video teases, and OEM deals, Leap Motion’s 3-D motion control is finally available for purchase.
Most interestingly, this means that Apple has created camera-based gesture-sensing technology which could eventually find its way into apps and the operating system at large. Or even other Apple products, such as Apple TV or MacBooks.
“We want our users to have a magical experience, with easy and natural movements in the air leading to amazing interactions,” co-founder David Holz said. “Leap Motion’s mission is to break down the barriers between people and technology.”
Leap Motion announced a major new partnership with HP today to embed its hardware and software right into new HP laptops and desktops. And mobile devices like smartphones, tablets — and glasses — are coming up next, the company told me.
If you haven’t already pre-ordered, however, the price is now a little higher: $79.99, up $10 from the pre-order cost.
There’s still no official release date, but Leap Motion has already scored a major deal for its long-awaited gesture control gadget with Best Buy.
The Leap adds physical gestures to the now-standard computer interface vocabulary of visuals, mice, keyboards, and touch, and “lots of other OEMs” are interested in the technology.
More than four months after Apple lost iAd boss Andy Miller, the company has finally appointed a replacement.
In yet another blow to Apple’s iAd mobile advertising platform, the group is losing iAd boss Andy Miller, All Things Digital reports.