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Leap Motion Review: Better for Play Than Business

Leap Motion offers the promise of PC gesture control for $80

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Leap Motion Controller Review: Tiny Add-On

When it comes to high tech add-ons for computers, size is often an issue. There may be cameras and sensors involved and with virtual reality interfaces like Oculus Rift, there’s a sizable headset to deal with too.

Leap Motion Controller review shows a tiny device
Source: Leap Motion

The Leap Motion Controller is much smaller than you might expect for something that tracks your hands in mid-air and interprets gestures in sufficient detail to let you control your PC. It’s downright tiny, just three inches long and smaller than most computer mice. Plug it in to a USB port, launch the website, download the drivers and you’re ready to get futuristic with your computer.

It would be nice if the PC controller were wireless — the need to position it between you and the PC means a USB cable will be snaking across the desk — but keeping the cable keeps the size down and presumably keeps the cost down as well.

Article printed from InvestorPlace Media, http://investorplace.com/2014/05/leap-motion-review/.

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