By: Hillel Fuld (@hilzfuld)
Every so often a new technology comes along that you instantly know will be a hit and set a new standard. You know, the original iPhone is an obvious one, but there are other ones that are smaller and also left their impression on the world of technology.
Things like the Kinect, ICQ, the thumb drive, and even different input methods for mobile phones, like Swype.
Well, a new accessory that is now available for preorder for $70 can join the group. It is called The Leap and it basically brings the gestures of Minority Report to real life and let’s be honest, who doesn’t want to be Tom Cruise in Minority Report?
Anyway, multitouch was brought to mainstream consciousness by the iPhone then duplicated by… well, everyone. Gesture recognition was brought to the market with the Wii and Kinect and that is a hot trend right now, as well. Now The Leap combines the two and brings multitouch technology to the world of gesture recognition, and enables us to interact with our computers in a whole new way that is well, unbelievably awesome.
Take a look and pardon me while I go preorder one right now.