Geeks rejoice: Leap Motion finally releases its controller into the wild

Leap motion controller

Leap motion controller

Geeks around the globe have been waiting a while for this day. Leap Motion has finally launched its controller to the public.

At the same time, the company officially launched the AirSpace app store, which contains more than 75 applications built by developers in more than 20 countries.

The Leap Motion Controller works with computers running Mac OS X 10.7 or 10.8, or Windows 7 or 8. It requires a minimum Intel Core™ i3 or AMD Phenom™ II processor, 2 GB RAM and a USB 2.0 port.

“Today marks a tremendous milestone for the company, but we’re just getting started,” said Leap Motion co-founder and CEO Michael Buckwald. “Leap Motion enhances the computing experience to allow people to do things in new and better ways, and we’re committed to breaking down the barriers between people and technology to make the future more easily accessible.

The controller retails for US$79.99 and is available online as well in Best Buy stores across the United States (from 28 July).

The company claims that its partnerships with Asus and HP to respectively bundle and embed Leap Motion’s technology into select computers, as well as expected retail distribution outside the US and UK, will further expand its reach.



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