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Leap Motion Transforms Workspaces Into Intuitive Touchpads

 - May 22, 2012
References: leapmotion & mashable
Leap Motion is taking Apple's ubiquitous gestures to new heights by turning your living space into the touch pad itself. Similar to the Xbox's Kinect, the developers have created a 3D motion controller that allows users to operate their computers with intuitive hand gestures -- with 200 times more precision than Kinect.

The USB peripheral alters an 8 cubic-foot space into a fully responsive keyboard and hands-free mouse. The device appears to a number of consumers ranging from avid gamers to zealous graphic designers. It allows presenters to zoom and create demonstrations that rival the powers of Prezi and 3D-rendering software. It will also revolutionize the gaming industry by continuing to replace physical devices in favor of hand motions.

Leap Motion has already begun taking pre-orders for the gadget. At a reasonable price of $70, this may be the next must-have tech accessory.