Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Leap Motion on a roll!

If you haven't heard of Leap Motion yet make sure you go and check them out now!.
These people are revolutionising the control concept of our devices .
Hand Motion is the hey word here.

Anyways, public release date is nearing and shipping dates announced, and also an event for those who want to see the action in reality. Read below for the good news!



Ship Date:

Today Leap Motion announced the Leap Motion Controller will begin shipping globally to pre-order consumers on May 13, and will then have a retail launch exclusively in the U.S. at Best Buy stores on May 19. The launch price, in place today, is $79.99. LeapMotion.com continues taking pre-orders in the U.S., and is the only channel currently for international orders. BestBuy.com will also begin taking U.S. pre-orders today.

Apps in Development, and App Store = Airspace ™

Also announced today: Leap Motion's app store will be called Airspace™, and will offer a wide variety of app categories including gaming, music, education, art, productivity and more. Some of the expected applications for the Leap Motion Controller announced today include:
Plug-ins for 3-D design software leader Autodesk
Corel's Painter apps
Disney Interactive's Wreck-It Ralph: Sugar Rush Speedway racing game
Double Fine's music game Dischord (made exclusively for Leap Motion)
The Weather Channel app
ZeptoLab's Cut the Rope, a top casual game


SXSW 2013:
Leap Motion Experience - The public will have its first chance to try a few apps for the Leap Motion Controller at the fun and immersive Leap Motion Experience
Details:March 9-11, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. CT at 515 Cesar Chavez (the Old Iron Works BBQ parking lot)
If you would like to set a deeper media demo, please get in touch.
Featured Speaking Session - Leap Motion co-founders Michael Buckwald, CEO, and David Holz, CTO, will present a featured session called "Leap Motion & the Disappearing Interface"
Details:March 9 at 12:30 p.m. CT in the Austin Convention Center, Exhibit Hall 5