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.