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Shiny Object: Leap Motion

It doesn't look like much, but this little bugger puts your computer literally in your hands.

Remember the awesome computer manipulation in the movie Minority Report? Where Tom Cruise donned some funky gloves and could basically control everything on his screen by waving his hands around?

You totally want that, am I right?

Well, it turns out, you can have it. For $70.

NO I AM NOT KIDDING.

Welcome to the Leap, the most amazing little gizmo I’ve seen in a while and I am DYING to get my hands on it.

Here’s what they say on the first blog post on the company site.

A revolutionary piece of hardware no larger than your iPod that’s two hundred times more accurate than any product currently on the market. We believe that  with The Leap, tomorrow we will no longer be tethered to hardware. With The Leap, imaginations will run wild, and possibilities will be endless. Cheesy marketing speak, you say? Perhaps. But at Leap Motion, we believe strongly and passionately that software can change the world. We believe you shouldn’t have to break the bank to make powerful software using powerful technology. We believe in possibility. And we cannot wait to see what the future will bring to the world of natural user interface and gesture control.

While that all sounds good, you HAVE to see the video. This literally made me drool. Watch. You’ll drool too, my fellow geeks. Welcome to the future.

 

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