Leap Motion Controller Ships May 13, Launches at Best Buy on May 19
The Leap Motion Controller, a small iPod sized USB peripheral that enables gesture control of your computer, will begin shipping on May 13th and will launch at Best Buy on May 19th.
LeapMotion.com is continuing to accept U.S. and international pre-orders, at the launch price of $79.99 plus shipping, tax and duties where applicable. Today BestBuy.com will also begin taking pre-orders in the U.S.
The Leap Motion Controller will support operating system interactions with Windows 7 and 8, and Mac OS X 10.7 and 10.8. The Leap Motion Controller will also come with access to Airspace, an exclusive Leap Motion application store where users can discover optimized software across a wide variety of categories including gaming, music, education, art, productivity and more.
A few of the expected applications for the Leap Motion Controller include: plug-ins for 3D design software leader Autodesk; Corel’s Painter apps; Disney Interactive’s Wreck-It Ralph: Sugar Rush Speedway racing game; top independent game maker Double Fine’s music game Dischord; The Weather Channel app; and ZeptoLab’s optimized Cut the Rope, a top casual game app.
Leap Motion Controller applications can be demoed during South by Southwest (SXSW) 2013 in Austin, Texas. The Leap Motion Experience will be open at 515 Cesar Chavez (the Old Iron Works parking lot) between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Central time, March 9-11. Leap Motion co-founders Michael Buckwald, CEO, and David Holz, CTO, will also present a SXSW featured session, “Leap Motion & the Disappearing Interface,” with Jessica Lessin from the Wall Street Journal on Saturday, March 9 at 12:30 p.m. Central time in the Austin Convention Center, Exhibit Hall 5.