This Neat 3D Gesture-Control Hardware Will Only Cost $80

Leap Motion's amazing-looking gesture control debuted last May, and it's had developers crawling all over it ever since. Now, the company is finally getting ready to sell it to you.

According to Leap Motion, the new technology is 200 times more accurate than anything else on the market, capable of imaging all 10 of your fingers over a 150-degree field of view at 290 frames per second. Supposedly accurate to around a hundredth of a millimetre, the device monitors a space four cubic feet in size and can deftly track individual finger tips, the whole hand or inanimate objects. The video above shows how impressive it's set to be.

Initially the device will be supported in Windows Vista, 7 or 8, and Mac OS 10.7 or 10.8. Having had over 12,000 developers working with it over the last year, at launch there will be compatible software available through the company's own Airspace app store. It'll feature programs from the likes of Autodesk and Corel, as well as a bunch of games including Sugar Rush and Cut the Rope. No doubt that list will grow swiftly.

Pre-orders of the device will ship from May 13, and it will then go on sale on May 19 for $US80. At that price, this thing looks set to fly off the shelves.

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