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Leap Motion Inks Deal With HP

April 16, 2013

By Cynthia Herbert :: 10:06 PM

Leap Motion enters deal with HP.3-D motion tracking peripheral device start-up Leap Motion announced today that it has entered into an agreement with PC maker HP to bring its new gadgetry to the HP lineup of personal computers.

The first step in the arrangement will be for HP to bundle the standalone Leap Motion controller into several HP computers. Down the road, the companies plan to physically integrate Leap Motion’s sensors into HP hardware for a more streamlined offering.

“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’s 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.”

“Customers want to go to the next level when creating and interacting with digital content,” agreed Ron Coughlin, senior vice president and general manager, for HP’s consumer PC division. “Leap Motion’s groundbreaking 3-D motion control combined with HP technology and amazing developer apps will create incredible user experiences.”

Leap Motion will begin shipping its controllers on May 13, and the company is allowing interested buyers to pre-order the devices now through their website.