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Minority Report Is Here!... Maybe | Leap Motion Unboxing and Initial Impressions

Matt Gardner
Hardware reviews, Leap Motion, Motion Control, PC accessories

Minority Report Is Here!... Maybe | Leap Motion Unboxing and Initial Impressions

We recently got sent a Leap Motion gesture controller through the post to test out for ourselves, and the results have been interesting to say the least. The small device plugs into your PC via USB and serves as a motion control device that sits in front of your keyboard, allowing for all sorts of weird and wonderful applications. Could thius be what we've been waiting for? Can I stop crying over Windows 8's previously inaccessible useless touch-related features now? Will this really change my world?

In theory? Maybe. In reality? Hmm...

This is the first in a series of videos in which we put the Leap Motion through its paces and reveal what you get straight out of the box, and as we found out, it's not quite as accurate as we might like, even if we can make swirly fireworks with our hands.

WARNING: There's a terrible self portrait of me towards the end, because finger painting in thin air is harder than it looks.

You can find out more over at Leap Motion's official site.

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Late  Oct. 24, 2013 at 11:26

Wahahaha - have only watched the first minute, so far, and will have to save the rest until I get home - people are getting suspicious I might not be working. :D
(Accountancy firms aren't exactly renowned for the peel of laughter echoing down the corridors.)

X10  Oct. 24, 2013 at 15:07

That was an awful 'unboxing' video, but great for amusement for the first few minutes. (Self aware unboxing parody?)

Maybe this is a gamer geek cliche, but, why does Mr Fuzzy have a pump tube of lube & tissues on his bedside table.
Even more worringly, is that a tube of "Shake'n'Vac" also on the side?

/Childish Humour
When you did your finger painting it looked like you were eating whatever that black thing is in the background.
\Childish Humour

Last edited by X10, Oct. 24, 2013 at 15:08
MattGardner  Oct. 24, 2013 at 15:52

Shake'n'Vac is an amazing lifehack alternative to actually cleaning a carpet. It's like Febreze being a student alternative to washing mashines.

The large roll of loo paper is for chronic nosebleeds, the bottle is moisturiser because my hair sucks all of the water and nutrients out of my face (hence the state of my face), and yes that was a bit of a tongue-in-cheek unboxing vid. I might do more of them depending on the reception.

The black thing in the background is the tail end of my rowing machine :D

Anarchist  Oct. 24, 2013 at 16:00

You should definitely plant things in your future videos Matt (like a framed photo of Margaret thatcher, or a dildo, or both together), and have a childish laugh to yourself as people find them and point them out. Or even better, don't find them.

MattGardner  Oct. 24, 2013 at 16:06

I quite enjoy this idea :D

X10  Oct. 24, 2013 at 16:11

10 points to me for finding that tiny hat on Matt's head!

Anarchist  Oct. 24, 2013 at 16:29

That's definitely the next Dealspwn competition

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