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Author Topic: LEAP Motion for $20 + Free shipping  (Read 4499 times)

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LEAP Motion for $20 + Free shipping
« on: April 03, 2015, 12:04:42 pm »
Normally it's $80. Several VR applications are testing hand tracking with LEAP. I went ahead and picked one up. Can't beat that price!

http://www.reddit.com/r/oculus/comments/31bp86/leap_motion_20_at_hp_with_coupon_code/
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Re: LEAP Motion for $20 + Free shipping
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2015, 01:57:48 pm »
And the deal is over. I guess there was a limit of 700 orders. I tried to get the word out!

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Re: LEAP Motion for $20 + Free shipping
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2016, 12:41:55 am »
How is it? It looks cool. I can think of tons of ways to use this.

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Re: LEAP Motion for $20 + Free shipping
« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2016, 01:23:59 am »
People have been using it a lot for social apps. I still have mine, but I feel like I need a USB extender to really feel like I can move my head around much. It also adds weight to the front of the headset.

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Re: LEAP Motion for $20 + Free shipping
« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2016, 10:05:04 am »
How did you like it? So it's not integratable with whatever you want?

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Re: LEAP Motion for $20 + Free shipping
« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2016, 09:42:33 pm »
I was a Leap early adopter.  Bought mine release week and have been using it ever since. 

My take on the Leap is that the sensor is at a more advanced state than the humans trying to use it. 

Wait what?  Yeah.. let it sink in.

The sensor can track your fingers and gestures better than you can repeatably make them.  You don't have the stability of a desktop to rest your hand on like the mouse.  You don't have a palm rest like a keyboard.  You're in free space and that gives the user some very cool options and some very challenging options.  Add this free space issue to the fact that most gestures are not standardized which leads to confusion between apps.  Some apps have very intuitive gestures and others seem like they were dreamed up by brain damaged aliens with 12 fingers. 

All that said, you can do a lot of really fun and neat things with the Leap.  It's a natural extension to VR and for now I think it's the best gesture tracking there is on the market.

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Re: LEAP Motion for $20 + Free shipping
« Reply #6 on: July 08, 2016, 10:53:30 pm »
Sounds cool. I may have to pick one up to try out

 

 

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