Leap Motion gets a release date, unveils Airspace app market

The arms race to put gesture controllers in your hands has escalated yet again with two major announcements from Leap Motion. The company has finally revealed the release date for the product's availability in Best Buy stores throughout the U.S.: May 19. However, if you can't wait that long, the company is also making pre-orders available that will ship directly to you on May 13.

In addition to the confirmed launch date, Leap Motion has also taken the wraps off of a new apps marketplace called Airspace. The Airspace store will feature free and paid downloads of apps specifically developed to take advantage of Leap Motion's unique interface capabilities. So far, companies confirmed as part of the Airspace store include Disney Interactive, gamemakers Double Fine Studios and ZeptoLab, the Weather Channel, 3D design software producer Autodesk, and graphics powerhouse Corel.

The updated price for the Leap Motion is $79.99, about $10 more than the early adopter price available to those who ordered the device last year. If you're somehow still unaware of why there's so much excitement around this next-gen interface controller, just take a look at the video below. 

Via Leap Motion

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