Rating 4/5 stars
Leap Motion is a piece of technology that brings part of Tony Stark’s lab to life. Leap Motion is a device that turns your computer into a touch screen without having all the smudge marks or accidental scratches on the screen.
Leap Motion was released on July 22, 2013 by Leap Motion Inc. The cost of Leap Motion is $79.99, which is an incredible price for this piece of technology. Leap Motion is compatible with both Windows and Mac operating systems.
Leap Motion can track movements that are extremely small and precise. The tracking is in the magnitude of millimeters. This will lead to some amazing artwork and apps in the future.
Along with the Leap Motion technology, a free app store called Airspace is also available. While the current store has a small number of apps, each app has it’s own unique function.
Airspace has apps for just about everything, from your daily news with the New York Times to controlling Google Earth with just your fingers. Almost all the apps are free or cost under $5 each.
Some of the popular games have hit the market, which include Fruit Ninja, Cut the Rope, and many others. Apps are also available to allow for the possibility to play a first person shooter. The sky is the limit with all the possible apps that can come out.
Now that I have some apps, what does Leap Motion track? Just about anything, but the most successful are your hands or a chopstick.
While the device is frustrating to use at first, it soon becomes very entertaining to play around with. Some of the apps haven’t been developed properly for Leap Motion and can be glitchy.
Overall, I would recommend buying this device. While this is the only device of its kind I find it to be very reasonably priced for the technology provided. Many of the apps will be improving over the next few years.