Leap Motion Leap

73
Engadget
Score
73

A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.

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Leap Motion controller review

Summary

The Leap Motion controller is well-constructed and relatively inexpensive. However, it's more a novelty than a tool -- best served as a means for entertainment, not productivity.

Pros
  • Fine-tuned motion control for up to 10 fingers at once
  • Simple, space-efficient hardware
  • Well-designed app portal
Cons
  • Limited selection of useful apps
  • Not yet a valid alternative to a mouse or touchscreen
  • A wireless connection would be nice
Leap Motion controller review

When the Leap Motion controller was revealed to the world, it brought with it the promise of a new and unique computer user experience. And, ever since we first got to see what the Leap Motion controller could do -- grant folks the ability to interact with a computer by waving their fingers and fists -- we've wanted one of our own to test out. Well, our wish was granted: we've gotten to spend several days with the controller and a suite of apps built to work with it. Does the device really usher in a new age of computing? Is it worth $80 of your hard-earned cash? Patience, dear reader, all will be revealed in our review.

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Scores

Engadget

73
 

Breakdown

Design and form factor
8.0
Ease of use
6.3
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