Leap Motion to Launch Leap Motion Controller Exclusively at Best Buy
Best Buy to Feature Leap Motion Controller in All U.S. Stores and
SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/16/13 -- Leap Motion, the
motion-control software and hardware company changing the future of
human/computer interaction, today announced it will launch its Leap
Motion Controller exclusively in all U.S. Best Buy stores and online
at BestBuy.com this spring. The Leap Motion controller will be
available for pre-order online at BestBuy.com beginning in February,
and Leap Motion will also continue taking pre-orders directly at
Leap Motion's technology can track movements up to 1/100th millimeter
-- smaller than the tip of a pin -- with no visible lag time. The
Leap Motion controller has a 150-degree field of view, and tracks
individual hands and all 10 fingers at up to 290 frames per second.
The Leap Motion controller measures approximately 3 inches long, 1
inch wide and 1/2 inch thick.
"Consumers expect Best Buy to have the latest connected technology
and the Leap Motion Controller is a great example," said Jason
Bonfig, merchant vice president for computing at Best Buy. "We are
excited to bring this innovative product exclusively to our
"Finding a major
retail partner for our North American launch was a
critical component to our strategy, and Best Buy was the obvious
choice," said Leap Motion President and COO Andy Miller. "Best Buy's
market leadership and extensive store distribution network, combined
with the product floor space and dedicated marketing promotional
plans, represents an incredible opportunity to bring the Leap Motion
controller to a massive consumer audience."
In May 2012, Leap Motion revealed its technology and controller to
huge global excitement. More than 40,000 developers worldwide have
requested to work with Leap Motion, and the company has sent out
12,000 free units to developers to foster the creation of new
applications. The controller will ship with an application store for
consumers to discover new uses of the technology, and for developers
to sell their applications. Leap Motion will continue taking direct
orders world wide for the controller at www.leapmotion.com, and will
ship pre-orders later this quarter.
About Leap Motion
Based in San Francisco, Leap Motion is a
motion-control software and hardware company developing the world's
most powerful and sensitive 3-D motion-control and motion-sensing
technology. Leap Motion's first product, the Leap Motion controller,
will be available in early 2013 and will ship with an application
store. Leap Motion is 200 times more sensitive than existing
motion-control technology, making it the first product to let users
navigate and interact with computer applications using natural hand
and finger movements. Leap Motion was founded in 2010 by Michael
Buckwald and David Holz.
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