The Leap Motion controller is definitely the next best way to interact with a computer. According to its developers, the sensor is more accurate than a mouse, more sensitive than a touchscreen, and has the same reliability as a keyboard. The Leap allows an individual to control their computer with natural hand and finger movements.

( Picture above shows a hand holding a Leap )

The Leap Motion controller will be available for Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Mac OS X operating systems. Consumers can pre-order the device Via for a total of $78.98 US with the shipping cost included (the device’s original price is $69.99 US). A limited number of Leap devices are available for pre-order and its estimated shipping date is in February, 2013.

The video shows some of what the Leap Motion controller is capable of :

Video credit: Leap Motion.

With the Leap’s technology, the user can click, pinch, grab and scroll using only their hands. A wave of the hand makes it possible to change data that is displayed on the screen. It also makes onscreen artwork (including 3D images) a breeze. Playing games also gets interesting, especially first person shooter games such as Call of Duty Black Ops 2 or Battlefield 3. The sensor can also interact with 3D modeling software.