Leap Motion Launches in Australia - Retail Exclusive with Dick Smith

SAN FRANCISCO -- 10/10/13
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Innovative 3D Motion Control Device Available In Dick Smith stores, Dick Smith at David Jones and dicksmith.com.au

Leap Motion™ today launched in Australia, with Dick Smith as the company’s exclusive launch partner and the first national chain to sell the innovative Leap Motion Controller online at dicksmith.com.au and at all 300+ Dick Smith stores across the country.

Leap Motion provides a revolutionary new way for people to do more with their computers. Popular apps in Leap Motion’s Airspace™ Store allow users to play games, create art and music, explore new interactions and learn about science with touch-free hand movements. Leap Motion’s proprietary technology and compact, easy to connect USB device can track the in-air movement of both hands and all 10 fingers with incredible accuracy and no visible latency.

“Dick Smith has more than 300 retail stores, a presence in many high-profile David Jones stores and a popular online retail site, making it the perfect partner for Leap Motion to launch in Australia,” said Leap Motion President and COO Andy Miller. “It’s also an ideal place for even more people to experience the magic of using just their hands in the air to play, learn, and create on their computers.”

Since the Leap Motion Controller launched in July 2013, users have downloaded more than 1 million apps from the Airspace Store in the first 3 weeks after its launch. Popular apps from Australian developers include Fruit Ninja and Art Kit and Leap Motion also has a developer community of more than 65,000 interested developers around the world.

Eamon Drew, one of the co-founders of Leap Motion’s exclusive Australian distributor Blonde Robot, said, “'We're super excited here at Blonde Robot to be representing Leap Motion as their exclusive Australian and New Zealand distributor. Interacting with your computer without touching anything is certainly the future of computing and we know that Leap Motion will bring lots of fun and joy to our customers. At $129.95 it also makes for a great Christmas present.”

As well as the early tech adopters, Leap Motion has already become very popular with gamers, creative-like musicians and artists, and families – particularly as there is an abundance of learning apps and games for kids.

The Leap Motion Controller works with computers running Mac OS X 10.7 or 10.8, or Windows 7 or 8. It requires a minimum Intel Core™ i3 or AMD Phenom™ II processor, 2 GB RAM, a USB 2.0 port and Internet connection.

For all Leap Motion apps, visit the Airspace Store at: https://airspace.leapmotion.com

The Leap Motion Controller is available to buy now and retails at Dick Smith stores and www.dicksmith.com.au for just $129.95.

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