Clear For Mac Will Work With Futuristic Leap Motion Controller [Video]

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Last summer we went hands-on with the Leap Motion, a futuristic controller for the Mac that lets you interact with OS X apps like Tom Cruise in Minority Report. It was a stunning experience, and it made the mouse and trackpad feel suddenly obsolete.

Developers have been flocking to the Leap platform since last year, and now Realmac Software has a big announcement to make.

The folks at Realmac have been testing the Leap Motion controller with their most popular app, Clear. The Mac version of the task manager will be fully compatible with the Leap Motion when it ships to the public.

“Just before Christmas, the Clear for Mac team gathered around a box that had arrived from San Francisco. Inside, was a rather intriguing piece of hardware. Over the past couple of months, we’ve been stealthily working on adding support for this futuristic piece of hardware to Clear for Mac – and today we’re thrilled to announce that Clear for Mac will soon support the rather incredible Leap Motion controller.”

Here’s an accompanying video that shows the app in action with Leap:

As you can tell, the gesture-driven nature of Clear compliments Leap very nicely. Apps like Clear seem like they were built for touch, which makes perfect sense already on iOS. But with Leap Motion on the Mac, the way we use OS X apps can be gesture-based as well.

You can pre-order your own Leap Motion controller for $70. The product is expected to ship sometime in early 2013.

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  • stefn

    Forget touchscreen laptops. I want.

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