Revolutionary? Leap Motion Now In Pre-order Promises To Replace Your Keyboard & Mouse

A new product promises to let you replace your mouse and keyboard with your fingers.

The product is called Leap Motion and its coming very soon

“Leap represents an entirely new way to interact with your computers. ”

“It’s more accurate than a mouse, as reliable as a keyboard and more sensitive than a touchscreen.”

“For the first time, you can control a computer in three dimensions with your natural hand and finger movements.”

“This isn’t a game system that roughly maps your hand movements. ”

“The Leap technology is 200 times more accurate than anything else on the market — at any price point.”

“Just about the size of a flash drive, the Leap can distinguish your individual fingers and track your movements down to a 1/100th of a millimeter.”

“This is like day one of the mouse.  Except, no one needs an instruction manual for their hands.”

The Leap works on both PC’s and Mac’s, Laptops and Desk Tops.

“Two or three hundred thousands lines of code later, we’ve figured out how to use the Leap to create an interaction space around your computer, in 3D. ”

“Able to distinguish thumbs from fingers, and even handheld items like pencils. ”

“This allows users to interact like never before, using only natural movements.”

“We’ve been able to link Leap to dozens of applications and operating systems.”

“But this is just the beginning.  As our development community builds, who knows what the future holds?”

We have long speculated what would happen to the domain name world when computers become more touch and motion and less keyboard and mouse oriented.

Will type in traffic dry up?

Will computers be used more like iPads and other tablets highly app driven?

Guess we will start to find out sooner than we thought



  1. UDRP Major Malfunction says

    Well, if surfers want to go to a domain name in their browser bar they still have to enter it somehow, right?

  2. Leigh says

    I wouldn’t say that, just the generic ones which include the exact match prodservs.

    ie. gesture control

  3. Michael H. Berkens says

    The point of the story was that motion control, or the elimination of the keyboard and mouse may negative impact domain names, the amount of type in traffic and make computers operate more like tablets, not for everyone to start to go registering domains around the topic or tell me which ones they have

  4. 3d is my life says

    When I saw this article posted a sense of impending dread came over me as I could see that Louise and the other future F’s would soon crawl out of their mole holes to post their awful names.

  5. Casper says

    “…which include the exact match prodservs.”

    The word “prodservs” = Stephen Douglas neospeak babble.

    According to his MO, it will eventually be shortened to “PS” and presented as if it’s an acronym that only ‘industry insiders’ know.

  6. Leigh says

    ok, fair enough. Sorry Michael, didn’t mean for an FT takeover of the thread.

    In response though, Gesture contols exist, they are the method of controlling things via gesture, it’s not Buck Rodgers, instead, it’s the terms that exactly describe the topic we are talking about.

    I registered the about 6 months ago. The dotcom was registered way before that.

    In terms of what happens if GC (to coin a phrase and please jump on that one casper) takes over then, if it really takes over, there’s going to be diminished demand for domains. Just like apps or smart TV web access it takes the power away from domains as a navigationary tool. Are you all still with me?

    From what I understand there’s still going to be a requirement for backbranding though right? Right.

    Just like 3D TV’s, 3D printers, AR Glasses, Cloud computing, Holographic projections and Graphene circuits this is fact, not fiction and every company needs a name, ideally a generic one that says perfectly what they do.

    There is a demand for these domains and this is only going to increase, I agree wholeheartedly that a lot of “forward thinking” technology domains, especially the ones jumped on by those caught up in a whirlwind of bullshit trying to cash in on the next big thing (no clues there) are ultimately going to end up dropped.
    That’s reality, some people lose their shirt, maybe it’ll be me.

    As domainers we’re all constantly forced to look forwards whether it’s thinking about how the new tld right of the dot is going to affect us or how new interfaces will render domains obsolete (eventually but that’s a long time away for sure).

    Probably the most revalatory thing about FUTURE TREND DOMAINING (there you go I said it, it’s some dirty words I know) is just how much it get’s under peoples skins; and that clearly says more about the critics than those who are embracing tomorrow.

    It’s coming guys it’ll probably be different than we all imagine, but what an education.

  7. Louise says

    @ Leigh, Did you see the “ar” domains which sales were announced recently? 1200 USD 700 USD $3,250.00 $1,400.00

    I’m still in Bendy – registered and BendyKeyboard[s].com in April! 😀

  8. says

    Regardless of the fact, it may be an opportunity in the making – either way.

    Just hand registered…












    Virtual Fingers crossed.


  9. 3D is my life says

    nice job, JTW. You can take those names and and throw them in the virtual garbage can.

  10. Leigh says

    @ Louise, No I didn’t see those, thanks.

    my should do well.

    Right guys lets get back to the “wacko 3D thread” don’t want to upset anyone here.

  11. John Berryhill says

    Whether a device can track your fingers (assuming you have all ten, which many people don’t) with precision is beside the point. Without tactile feedback, you can’t MOVE them with precision.

    Take the keyboard. The QWERTY keyboard was laid out for the purpose of slowing down typists, so that the hammers would have time to fall. People who touch type on Dvorak keyboards claim to be able to type faster, and that layout has been around for decades. So here it is 2012, and no computer ships with a Dvorak keyboard.

    Of course, voice recognition works well too, yet practically nobody uses it. Why? Because speech and the written word are two different things. While some people’s vocabulary and grammar are so atrocious there is no difference, and they are not literate enough for it to matter, speaking and writing are two different things for anyone who is worth hearing or reading.

    Getting back to the point, typing without a keyboard to provide tactile feedback is as much of non-starter as is the notion of having to perform some sort of “I’m not typing” gesture in order to type while taking a sip of coffee in between words or sentences.

    Similar principles apply to 3D or holographic displays. While no decent writer can write, or more to the point compose writing as quickly as he or she can speak, it turns out that reading the written word is faster than hearing the spoken word. You can read this post faster than it can be read aloud to you, and that’s what makes reading so efficient. Again, that is only untrue for the marginally intelligent or uneducated. A 3D or holographic display doesn’t change the fact that most of the time, using a display involves the written word. 3D is pointless for that.

    3D is also largely pointless for visual entertainment too, but the reasons why are more complex. Suffice it to say that what makes a good movie is not how “real” or “immersive” it is. Likewise, nobody who sees a stage production of, say, the musical _Oklahoma_ says “It was better than the movie because it was three-dimensional.” Thinking that “making art more like reality” necessarily improves art is an error.

  12. Anon says

    “Thinking that “making art more like reality” necessarily improves art is an error.”

    I help run a non profit music website that is pretty relevant in its niche. I was doing an interview with a pretty famous artist (Grammy winner) who is known for his very high level musical virtuosity (more than just being a ‘popular performer’ with little or no musical talent)

    He said *exactly* the same thing about digital recording.
    He mentioned the huge resurgence of interest in vinyl amongst audiophiles (which obviously has much lower fidelity) but he also noted what the leap studios made from tape to digital and how the hyper-clarity of digital does not result in a better product. He still uses tape, several artists are going back to it.

  13. Innocuous says

    @Anon “He mentioned the huge resurgence of interest in vinyl amongst audiophiles (which obviously has much lower fidelity)”

    This is entirely off-topic, but being a kid of the ’60s, I have many of the same albums on vinyl, CD, and MP3. Vinyl doesn’t sound lower in fidelity to me, in fact it sounds better and warmer in comparison to CDs or MP3s.

    Of course, there are advantages to the latter, like being able to play them in your car, or having GBs of music all in one source. But when I want to really enjoy listening to something, my first choice, if available, is my turntable.

    That said, yes, I love my mouse too, and the tactile feedback it provides, as John Berryhill mentioned. (Just to keep things on topic.) 😉

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