The Leap Motion controller is now selling at Newegg. To celebrate the controller's arrival, Newegg is waving its hands in the air like it just doesn't care. The online retailer has also supplied us with one of the Leap units to give away.
Despite being about the size of a thumb drive, the controller tracks motion within eight cubic feet of 3D space. The device can follow up to 10 fingers simultaneously. It's supposedly sensitive enough to detect movements as small as 0.01 millimeters, too. Newegg is selling the controller for $80 right now, and you get a free copy of Uwyn's GameWAVE software if you buy before Friday, October 11.
The GameWAVE software maps gestures to mouse and keyboard input suitable for controlling video games and other software. The app can also link gestures to OS-specific functions in Windows and OS X, which seems like a good fit for motion control on the PC. Our lucky winner will get a free copy of the GameWAVE software to go along with the Leap Motion controller.
To enter the giveaway:
- Sign up using the form below.
- Correctly answer one easy question: How much flash memory is in Seagate's Desktop SSHD 2TB hybrid drive? (The answer is in this article.)
- You might also consider "liking" us on Facebook.
- ...or following Scott on Twitter.
- ...or checking out Cyril's book.
(The last three parts are completely optional, but they won't hurt. We promise.)
Rules and regulations
Sorry, but this contest is open to residents of the U.S. only. Newegg has a Canadian site, but Canucks aren't eligible for the giveaway.
Only one entry allowed per person, household, or e-mail address. Multiple entries per person, household or address are not permitted. Please don't try to game the system by entering your girlfriend, wife, kids or pets. We'll probably disqualify you if you do.
We will be accepting giveaway entries between the time this post goes up and October 11, 2013 at noon CDT. We'll then choose our winner in a random drawing from among all eligible entries. The winner will be announced on the site the same day and will also be notified via e-mail. The winner must claim his prize within 72 hours, or he will forfeit his prize and we will draw a new winner.
You must include your full name, a valid email address, and a physical shipping address with your entry. Only the winner's name will be announced on the site. We will not share the address or other personal information with our sponsors or anyone else. Incomplete entries will be disqualified. TR reserves the right to disqualify entries that appear to be attempts to game the system or circumvent the rules in any way.
The staff of The Tech Report and their immediate families may not enter the giveaway and are not eligible to win.
We will accept entries only from residents of the United States. No purchase is necessary. This giveaway is void where prohibited by law. Neither TR nor Newegg is responsible for any taxes on the prize, damage in shipping, damage caused by using the prize with other products, or health issues such as gorilla arm, repetitive strain injury, eye strain, or chemical addictions that may result from prolonged use of the prize. We may answer questions and offer clarifications of the rules in this comments thread.
We are no longer accepting entries for this giveaway. Thanks to everyone who participated.