You’ve got to give it to HP for trying. They made the pack with Leap Motion and were the first to integrate the technology in their keyboards and devices. But – they needed to check if it’s worth it. The marketing of Leap was amazing before actually launching the product. Tons of buzz ran around the industry, videos over videos, awards, tents at CES and loads of interviews. So HP hurried to the source and signed the deal. But they didn’t check if the buzz fits the actual delivery.
Reviews are mostly negative, the usage is not intuitive and not comfortable; Too close to the device with very limited field of use. When they came out Leap claimed 18,000 developers applied for the SDK, but the outcome is that there are less then 100 games/apps using leap and most (if not all) were sponsored by Leap.
Now HP went public with 11 devices embedded with Leap capability – but no one wants it according to the reviews on Amazon. No only the usage is not easy, but why use fingers when you’re so close to the device, sitting down? it’s exhausting!
Good Luck to HP, at least they launched it on Christmas, it’s a great gift. just a great gift.