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Leap Motion Controller, Gesture Motion Control for PC or MAC

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  • The Leap Motion Controller senses your hands and fingers and follows their every move.
  • It lets them move in all that wide-open space between you and your computer. So you can do almost anything without touching anything
  • It's the tiny device that just might change the way you use technology.
  • It's a super-wide 150° field of view and a Z-axis for depth. That means you can move your hands in 3D, just like you do in the real world.
  • The Leap Motion Controller can track your movements at a rate of over 200 frames per second.
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  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 5 x 2 inches ; 1.6 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B00E3CP9UM
  • Item model number: LM-C01-US
  • Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (108 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: July 22, 2013

Product Description

Leap Motion CONTROLLER RETAIL ACCS PACKAGING

Customer Reviews

Drivers and software installed correctly, but the device is a joke.
EarlyDude
I don't play games at ALL on the computer, and have no intention of doing so, I just wanted a 'hands free environment' for working with my computer.
Christopher715
So, to recap it doesnt work, customer service will not return calls or emails, and they over billed me.
John 'The book reviewer' Shane

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65 of 78 people found the following review helpful By bitNine on July 24, 2013
I'm disappointed. I'm an early adopter. I ordered over 5 months ago, and have been patiently awaiting this day for quite awhile. I quickly ripped the device out of its package, and got everything installed. First, the programs wouldn't start. I had to kill running apps and restart them. Second, included is "Cut The Rope", but it won't run even though it's pre-installed with the software. Why won't it run? Oh, because it's a Mac exclusive game. No errors, no messages, nothing.

This reminds me of Kinect. We all thought it was going to be revolutionary. It's not. With my hand in a fist, it still sees a finger half the time. With 5 fingers out, it doesn't always detect 5 fingers. Watching demo videos, it looks like it's super precise, but it's inconsistent. A few of the apps are terrible, especially the free ones. The ones that have good ratings all cost money. I'm not really sure what this device is good for at the moment. I'll hold on to it and see what happens, just as I did with Kinect, but at this point it's as useful as the USB pet rock on Thinkgeek.com.
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35 of 41 people found the following review helpful By Beantown on September 16, 2013
This is easily one the worst pieces of tech I've used in quite a while. It does not work as advertised. Throw away all expectations and don't fall for the demos.

Using this thing is like having a clumsy slap fight with your computer that you can't win. Imagine if you moved your mouse and the cursor just moved in random directions. I'd say that would be a less frustrating experience. I can't say if it's a hardware or software issue but saying it's buggy is an understatement.

The app store approach is ridiculous and expensive. Plug and play with OS support is inexplicably absent by default. There is also no earnest attempt by the manufacturer to make this peripheral work with any existing software that it could potentially be useful with. You're likely to stumble around with some free apps, that have no consistent control scheme, then ultimately get bored enough to package the thing back up and return it, just for fun.

From the absolutely terrible performance and accuracy of this arm fatiguing device to the awkwardly chunky USB cable that attaches to the device and ruins its only decent attribute, its design, this controller fails on all fronts. I really wanted to see it work. Maybe next time.
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61 of 75 people found the following review helpful By Diana De Avila TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on July 27, 2013
I love my gadgets and couldn't wait to see what Leap Motion had to offer. Great packaging, neat concept, minimalist design ... lots of stuff that could have gone right for the product. As far as using it for any type of gesture motion control to control your computer - PLEASE do not count on it.

I am primarily a Mac user (but tried it on a PC too as well). As far as platforms go, the device worked with both of them without much difference between them.

This is a piece of hardware that hits the gadget geeks like myself right in the sweet spot conceptually. Unfortunately, there is a bit of learning curve involved. It isn't about removing it from the box, setting it up and having it work. It takes time to discover what the functional motions will be. Even after tutorials and practice, the device is a bit of a loose cannon as it does not seem to work with a lot of consistency.

I expected, as so many others have, that this might help to improve productivity ... but it just can't at this stage. It's not even as fun as it could be because it's difficult to get any consistency out of. I've tried various placements, bare hands and arms (no cuffs or jewelry) and it still seems like a far cry from where it needs to be.

Yes, the Leap Motion is indeed new and cool technology. But a little too new and it's cool-factor is lost very quickly once you realize that there is a huge amount of error and lack of precision. The plus side is that applications are being built for the software through the "Airspace" store. You can expect to pay for most of them though! There are free apps such as "Cut The Rope" but expect to go through some mighty frustrating motions to play that came.
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on August 29, 2013
The device itself is great - it has tons of sensors that capture a ton of data.

That's where the good ends.

Leap's software is pathetic. Upon plugging the device in and installing the drivers, you expect to go zipping right along and navigating to your favorite folders as though you're in minority report - but that doesn't happen. In fact, the drivers you just installed can't actually be used outside of the app you just demoed - that's right, you can't use the device for ANYTHING right out of the box.

You have to go to the app store and download the touch app (which I'm guessing is a third party app, not even a developer app) to make the device work with Windows or Mac (There's no Linux support to speak of, but I'd bet money the open source community could develop better software than Leap and its partners have done). Once you install the appropriate touch app for use with your Leap device, you can finally fling your fingers around - unfortunately, the touch app is only functional in basic mode (one point per hand instead of using points from all your fingers). The reason for this is that advanced mode will basically just use the raw data from the sensors, which means even if you're pointing with one finger, all your knuckles from the other fingers are logged as clicks too.

Navigating Maps like shown in their video was a joke - I was able to zoom in all the way with virtually no control and I was unable to zoom out until I started using my traditional mouse. Scrolling on web pages more often highlights the content of the entire page and rarely actually scrolls.

Despite being developed for people to digitally sculpt creations in 3D software, there is absolutely no support for Blender, the open source 3D development software.
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