Leap Motion Controller Starts Shipping In May, Pre-orders In Hundreds of Thousands

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Remember yesterday we showed you Realmac Software’s integration of Leap Motion’s controller with their Clear app for OS X?  And remember how we said, we expected the Leap Motion Controller to ship soon?  Well, it is.  Today, Leap Motion announced that its motion controller for PCs will start shipping to pre-order buyers beginning May 13, and will launch in the U.S. at Best Buy locations on May 19. Full retail price for the Leap Motion Controller will be $79.99, which is $10 more than the pre-order price of $69.99.

Leap Motion will continue to accept pre-orders for the controller through its website, for both international and U.S. customers.  Plus, U.S. customers can also pre-order through Best Buy as of today. Pre-orders direct from Leap will be shipped out to customers based on their spot in line, which is determined by when you placed your order.  And as of right now, according to Leap Motion, the company has hit pre-orders numbers in the “hundreds of thousands.”  So if you ordered very early on, you’re likely to receive your Leap Motion Controller earlier rather than later.

The controller ships with support for Windows 7 and 8, as well as Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion) and 10.8 (Mountain Lion). It is bundled with Airspace, Leap Motion’s dedicated app store.  Airspace will allow Leap Motion to offer partner apps that incorporate Leap Motion controls, including games, utilities, art apps and more.  And if you were curious, some of those partners include Corel Painter, Autodesk, and even Disney games.

Did you pre-order one of the Leap Motion Controllers?


— Jeff Weisbein

Jeff is the founder & CEO of BestTechie. He has over 10 years of experience working with technology and building businesses. He loves to travel and listen to music.




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