Leap Motion Delays Ship Date to July 22


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Those who pre-ordered Leap Motion’s 3D motion controller will have to wait a couple months longer to get one.

Leap has delayed the ship date for the motion controller until July 22. The company had planned to start shipping on May 19, but says it needs more time to test the software. In addition to the 12,000 app developers who are testing now, Leap plans to involve more people in a broader beta test.

“Given that this is our first product, and we can only launch once, and we really believe in polish, it wouldn’t be in line with our culture to skip the testing,” Michael Buckwald, CEO of Leap Motion, said in a press call.

Leap Motion is a small device that plugs into a Windows PC or Mac, and detects motion in three dimensions. At $80, it’s less expensive than Microsoft’s Kinect, and much more accurate for hand…

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