Leap Motion Controller Set to Ship May 13 for Global Pre-Orders, in Best Buy Stores May 19

Leap Motion Controller Set to Ship May 13 for Global Pre-Orders, in Best Buy 
Stores May 19 
Consumers Can Purchase World's Most Powerful 3-D Motion Controller
for $79.99 
SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/27/13 --  Leap Motion, the
motion-control software and hardware company changing the future of
human/computer interaction, today announced the Leap Motion(TM)
Controller will begin shipping to consumers on May 13; shipping will
be prioritized by pre-order date. It will launch exclusively in the
U.S. at Best Buy stores on May 19. 
LeapMotion.com continues accepting U.S. and international pre-orders,
at the launch price of $79.99 plus shipping, tax and duties where
applicable. Today BestBuy.com will also begin taking pre-orders in
the U.S. 
"We're honored and humbled that hundreds of thousands of people have
joined Leap Motion's global community of developers, pre-order
consumers and business partners," said Leap Motion co-founder and CEO
Michael Buckwald. "We know people have been eagerly waiting, and
today I'm happy to announce we're bringing the Leap Motion Controller
to the world less than a year after we introduced our technology.
We're taking the time needed to provide an incredible user experience
and robust ecosystem of applications for consumers to explore the new
power and magic Leap Motion brings to computing." 
The Leap Motion Controller will support operating system interactions
with Windows 7 and 8, and Mac OS X 10.7 and 10.8. The Leap Motion
Controller will also come with access to Airspace(TM), an exclusive
Leap Motion application store where users can discover optimized
software across a wide variety of categories including gaming, music,
education, art, productivity and more. 
Leading developers around the world are working closely with Leap
Motion to produce applications. A few of the expected applications
for the Leap Motion Controller include: plug-ins for 3D design
software leader Autodesk; Corel's Painter apps; Disney Interactive's
Wreck-It Ralph: Sugar Rush Speedway racing game; top independent game
maker Double Fine's music game Dischord; The Weather Channel app; and
ZeptoLab's optimized Cut the Rope, a top casual game app. Leap Motion
continues to accept submissions to join its developer program and
create new uses for the Leap 
Motion Controller. 
The public will have its first chance to try applications in
development for the Leap Motion Controller during South by Southwest
(SXSW) 2013 in Austin, Texas at the fun and immersive Leap Motion
Experience. Visitors can let their hands and fingers explore what
makes Leap Motion one of the most exciting technologies today. The
Leap Motion Experience will be open at 515 Cesar Chavez (the Old Iron
Works parking lot) between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Central time, March
9-11. 
Leap Motion co-founders Michael Buckwald, CEO, and David Holz, CTO,
will also present a SXSW featured session, "Leap Motion & the
Disappearing Interface," with Jessica Lessin from the Wall Street
Journal on Saturday, March 9 at 12:30 p.m. Central time in the Austin
Convention Center, Exhibit Hall 5.  
About Leap Motion
 Leap Motion is a motion-control software and
hardware company providing the world's most powerful and sensitive
3-D motion-control and motion-sensing technology. Leap Motion's first
product, the Leap Motion Controller, can track the movement of both
hands and all 10 fingers up to 1/100th millimeter at up to 290 frames
per second. It will be available beginning in May 2013 and will
include access to Airspace, an application store. The Leap Motion
Controller is up to 200 times more sensitive than existing
motion-control technology, making it the first product to let users
navigate and interact with supported computer applications using
natural hand and finger movements. More information on the Leap
Motion Controller is available at www.leapmotion.com. Based in San
Francisco, Leap Motion was founded in 2010 by Michael Buckwald and
David Holz.  
Leap Motion and Airspace are trademarks of Leap Motion, Inc. All
other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.  
For media inquiries, contact:
Elliotte Bowerman
(415) 689-5212 ext. 53
pr@leapmotion.com