Virtual reality via headsets like Oculus Rift is getting really good, but the experiences are lacking a critical facet for the most part: Your hands. Leap Motion wants to use its 3D motion sensor technology to bring your hands into the game.
The Leap Motion Controller is cool — and it’s about to get cooler — but the neat little dongle is a toy, not a must-have. Now, HP is going to start selling keyboards with Leap built right in, and it’s probably the best way to get in on the fun.
What happens when you take a desktop replacement laptop and add in Leap Motion’s fingertip-tracking, movement-control system? You get the special edition HP Envy 17. You can control this laptop without even touching it. But is an otherwise pretty basic consumer notebook worth $2499?