HP’s new Windows 8 laptop is the first with built-in Leap Motion control

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Leap Motion started as a Kickstarter project that was quickly funded, but now it has become more and more mainstream. Companies have been looking for ways to build the Kinect-like gesture technology into devices. The first to do this is HP with their Envy 17 Leap Motion SE laptop announced earlier today.

The laptop has a built-in Leap Motion microsensor that allows users to use their hands in a 3D space to manipulate things on the screen. The sensor is located off-center, which makes it a little awkward to use. Right now HP is just testing the technology in one device, but it could potentially be used in more.

Windows 8 is an OS that could be used with 3D gestures, especially the Metro environment of the Start Screen and apps. We’d like to see more companies experiment with not only Leap Motion, but other types of gesture based control as well. Microsoft could even add Kinect tech to their Surface devices. Would you use a gesture based control system on a PC?

[via The Verge]

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