So, those who know me know that I’ve been waiting patiently for Leap Motion to come out with a virtual/augmented reality setup that makes me want to run out and get it. I’ve looked at things like the Oculus Rift, and the Vive, but in the first case, I’ll never buy anything that’s owned by Facebook, and in the second case, it’s expensive, and has a lot of gotchas, in that you have to setup special equipment for the motion tracking to work. But, I have to say that TechCrunch’s article (here) makes me wish the version that Leap Motion has demonstrated were available for sale, especially given all the demos that they’ve shown with previous versions of the headset, and other gear they’ve developed.
I’m not going to try to review anything, as I have nothing to review. But, if TechCrunch’s article is to be believed, then it looks to me as if Leap Motion is getting ready, in their own time, to put something out there that is not only amazing in terms of technology, but (hopefully) much less expensive than the competition, and perhaps, even more user friendly, and immersive. Although, given the description attributed to the headset in the article, it’s not pretty, but it looks as if it will work quite well, and be reasonably easy to deploy at scale.
I suppose all we can do, at this time, is to wait and see what Leap Motion comes up with next. I will be very interested, and will also be patiently tapping my toes in anticipation.