HP Adding Leap Motion Control to Select PCs

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Leap Motion said on Thursday that Hewlett Packard (HP) has added its technology to eleven more systems following the release of the HP Envy17 Leap Motion SE Notebook earlier this fall. However, the tech won't be added directly into the 11 devices like the Envy17, but embedded into a special keyboard that will ship along with the newly supportive AIOs and PCs.

"In September, we took our first step with HP, who launched the HP ENVY17 Leap Motion SE – the world's first notebook embedded with our technology, now available online and on store shelves," reads the company blog. "Through hardware optimization and innovation, our engineers were able to design a micro sensor that's only 3.5 millimeters in height, which is also now embedded in HP's newest keyboard."

The new keyboard will be included with the following AIO PCs:

  •     HP ENVY Recline 23 Beats
  •     HP ENVY Recline 23 TouchSmart
  •     HP ENVY Recline 27 TouchSmart
  •     HP ENVY Touchsmart 23
  •     HP ENVY Touchsmart 23 SE
  •     HP Pavilion 23
  •     HP Pavilion 23 TouchSmart
  •     HP Pavilion 21 TouchSmart

And the following desktop PCs:

  •     HP ENVY 700
  •     HP ENVY Phoenix 810
  •     HP Pavilion 500

All 11 listed above come with Airspace, the Leap Motion app store, and the Leap Motion software preinstalled, along with bundled software to get users started. However, despite the HP push, consumers looking for motion sensing control aren't required to purchase the desktops and AIOs listed above, as standalone hardware can be purchased at Best Buy for $79.99 (opens in new tab).

"We're just getting started," Leap Motion's blog reads. "In the future, motion control will become a part of everyday life, with motion-control technology embedded in a wide variety of devices – including tablets, smartphones, interactive kiosks, and head-mounted displays. At the same time, Leap Motion technology will become ubiquitous among desktop platforms. Each step opens the door even wider for people to play, create, and explore in new ways."

For more information about HP products with Leap Motion, head here (opens in new tab).

  • swordrage
    I thought it would be just another gimmick, but now after seeing several demonstrations on youtube I think its actually cooler and mature than I thought and is really going somewhere. Yes, my a****le friends will be real pain in the ass while using this.
  • Inquisitive Builder
    Second! :D