I have to admit that I tend to ignore articles about yet another motion tracking controller. The Wii can take out your 52″ tv and you have to clear out your living room to play the Xbox’s Kinect. The games for both of these were fun for about 3 months.
Well, there’s a new kid in town and it’s for the computer. The Leap boasts that it’s 200 times more accurate than the consoles currently on the market and can track your finger movements down to 1/100th of a millimeter. It’s small and only $70, this thing could be a mouse killer. Check out the demo:
I don’t know if I’d play Angry Birds with chopsticks but I like having the option. If it’s as sensative as they claim, this could have a tremendous effect on FPS games like Half-Life and Crysis and might get banned at Starcraft competitions. I’m sure there’s a ton of practical applications for this as well but who wants to hear about those.
Check out The Leap’s website for more info: