Okay… let’s have a serious conversation for a second. Do you hate your mouse? No, not that scratching burrowing tiny bastard living rent-free in your attic… I’m talking about that little guy sitting to the right of your computer right now (or to the left if you’re one of “those” people). You know, that carpal-tunnel causing little germ-coated robot that you couldn’t imagine your life without… what if I could tell you he’s really not necessary any more? No really… like not at all necessary. Yeah… my interest was piqued too. Check it:
Yeah… badass. It’s called the LEAP ($70) and it’s like you just become a cross between Ironman and Tom Cruise in Minority Report. Here’s what the peeps at LeapMotion have to say about their bitchen new creation:
Say goodbye to your mouse and keyboard.
Leap represents an entirely new way to interact with your computers. It’s more accurate than a mouse, as reliable as a keyboard and more sensitive than a touchscreen. For the first time, you can control a computer in three dimensions with your natural hand and finger movements.
This isn’t a game system that roughly maps your hand movements. The Leap technology is 200 times more accurate than anything else on the market — at any price point. Just about the size of a flash drive, the Leap can distinguish your individual fingers and track your movements down to a 1/100th of a millimeter.
This is like day one of the mouse. Except, no one needs an instruction manual for their hands.