Leap Motion Controller Delayed Until July for Longer Beta Test

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    The public release of the Leap Motion controller has been delayed until July because the company feels it needs a longer beta test, reports TechCrunch. Best Buy has sent notifications to customers who preordered the device, and Leap today said the device will ship July 22th.

    Leap Motion's controller is a touch-free device that allows users to control their computers via hand gestures in three dimensions. It works in conjunction with the Leap Motion software, and development units have been sent to 10,000 developers around the world.
    The Leap Motion controller is currently available for pre-order from the website for $79.99. At the moment, however, the Leap Motion website still says it will ship on May 13th.

    Article Link: Leap Motion Controller Delayed Until July for Longer Beta Test
     
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    Very sucky. It was only a couple weeks away and I was getting excited for it.
     
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    Ah- I was hoping to hear that apple took over the tech, then we'd see it in the new "iTV"
     
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    This is why big VCs avoid hardware startups. They're wrought with delays and issues that hurt the potential customers more than software delays.
     
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    Interesting. Maybe apple should look into buying them out. However I bet they already have experimented with this technology.
     
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    It a nice idea ; really hope they make it to market ...:D I want one
     
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    Controller may *LEAP* into July release.

    I'll let myself out.
     
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    Oh for pity's sake, I pre-ordered this at the end of June last year. 13 months is unbelievable ...... Hope they throw in some decent goodies for those of us that pre-ordered so far back.
     
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    Ugh, I know right. It was so close, I was getting super excited. :( lame
     
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    I'm so buying this

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    if a piece of software should be added in their so called "airspace", that's zbrush.

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    browsing ponr on this is going to be an issue
     
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    Btw, question....

    Is this going to function just like a USB mouse / input?

    Will it work with our OS globally at launch and will all my native apps? What about third party apps like photoshop? Or do I need to wait until all third party companies like Adobe to support it in programs like photoshop?
     
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    And the email lands... :(



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    You should be able to let it function like a mouse on most basic level, but obviously the more time developers integrate it into apps the more things it'll be able to do.

    Bing able to grab an image in photoshop and pinch the air to zoom or control / move it around etc.
     
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    1st delay?

    This is definitely not the first delay of the leap. When I preordered it towards the end of last year I was told it would ship in either December or early January. Then it was pushed back to the May date, and now July... Its getting to the point where I feel like its never coming. My initial excitement about the whole thing is long gone
     
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    I'm waiting for the wireless second generation anyway. Hopefully that'll be out before 2015.

    Too many people are screwing this up nowadays. It's not that hard: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, etc.
     
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    It would be fantastic if Apple could license this tech to go in future iMac's and their laptops. It would give a wow factor missing from some of it's products even if most users didn't use it every day.
     
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    HP are going to start building it into their laptops, I hope it works well in Windows 8.
     
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    Well, it isn't as black and white as that. It's true that most of the pattern is simple, but consider this: 10th 11th 12th 13th 14th 15th 16th etc... I imagine it can be confusing for people new to it, but then again with education as it is today, a lot of those people are native speakers.

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    As someone who knows zero about this tech. Is this the same as what's incorporated in the S4? :confused:
     
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    No. This is VASTLY more accurate.

    The S4 uses its camera and sensors but by all reports it s hit and miss most of the time.

    The leap motion can detect depth and also 10 individual points (fingers).
     
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    I hope so too. I pre-ordered right after they showed that video last year ... it's been quite the wait.
     
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    Yeah I saw that.

    Maybe Apple is waiting for the tech to mature :D
     
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    Thanks for that.
     

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