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Next Big Thing – Leap Motion 3D motion control

Meet the tiny bit of kit that's 100 times more accurate than Kinect, at a price that won't break the bank

Let me guess. Minority report

Yes yes, we know we’ve touted lots of gadgets as bringing the next Minority Report interface to our desks, but Leap Motion‘s 3D control system really does look like it’s up to the challenge. It’s 100 times more accurate than the Kinect and can track motion to 0.01mm in accuracy.

Impressive stuff. Witchcraft or science?

Science of course. The small USB device hosts an array of cameras and sensors which combine to create a virtual 3D workspace of around four cubic feet. Pinch-to-zoom, doodling, modelling and gaming are all possible like never before.

Will I need to sell my firstborn child?

Surprisingly, no. Leap Motion’s system is available to pre-order for a mere US$70 and will play nice with either Windows or Mac. Check out the video below then wander over to grab yourself a slice of the future. Fruit Ninja will never be the same again…

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Dan is Editor-in-chief of Stuff, working across the magazine and the Stuff.tv website.  Our Editor-in-Chief is a regular at tech shows such as CES in Las Vegas, IFA in Berlin and Mobile World Congress in Barcelona as well as at other launches and events. He has been a CES Innovation Awards judge. Dan is completely platform agnostic and very at home using and writing about Windows, macOS, Android and iOS/iPadOS plus lots and lots of gadgets including audio and smart home gear, laptops and smartphones. He's also been interviewed and quoted in a wide variety of places including The Sun, BBC World Service, BBC News Online, BBC Radio 5Live, BBC Radio 4, Sky News Radio and BBC Local Radio.

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Computing, mobile, audio, smart home