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HP’s latest plan to boost PC sales: Integrating Leap Motion 3D motion control sensors

Published Apr 17th, 2013 10:45PM EDT
HP plans to take a Leap of faith to boost PC sales

Things haven’t been going well for PC vendors as of late with sales recently experiencing their steepest decline ever in a single quarter. HP is just one of the many companies that is looking for unique ways to boost its deteriorating computer sales. The company announced this week that it has partnered with Leap Motion to bundle its 3D motion control sensor and Airspace App Store with specific HP desktop and laptop products. In the future, HP plans to embed Leap’s technology directly into some of its computers. BGR was left impressed after we tested Leap’s motion control sensor last July, calling the technology “a total game-changer” and “one of the coolest pieces of technology we’ve seen in a while.” The Leap Motion standalone sensor is slated to arrive at Best Buy stores on May 19th for $80. HP’s press release follows below.

Leap Motion to Bring 3-D Motion Control to HP Customers

Leap Motion, the motion-control software and hardware company changing the future of human/computer interaction, today announced a collaboration with HP to bring 3-D motion control to unique HP devices. The relationship will start with the Leap Motion Controller bundled with select HP products and evolve to unique HP devices embedded with Leap Motion’s technology.

“Our focus at Leap Motion is to fundamentally improve how people interact with their devices, and offer as many ways as possible to achieve that vision,” said Leap Motion co-founder and CEO Michael Buckwald. “The possibilities for innovation are incredible, when you think about what will come from this collaboration between two respected global leaders in their fields – HP, the world’s largest technology company and Leap Motion, creator of the world’s most powerful 3-D motion-control technology.”

Leap Motion’s incredible speed and precision, combined with its affordability, have helped drive its momentum and leadership in the industry. Leap Motion-enabled HP devices will come pre-loaded with Airspace™, Leap Motion’s application store. Inside Airspace, users will discover a wide range of software across gaming, music, education, art, productivity and more.