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    ASUS Embraces Revolutionary New Interface, Partners to Bundle Leap Motion with Select Computers

    World's Most Accurate 3-D Motion-Control Technology to Bundle with New Premium All-in-One Computers and High-End Notebooks using Intel's Haswell Platform

    SAN FRANCISCO – January 3, 2013 – Leap Motion, the motion-control software and hardware company changing the future of human/computer interaction, today announced one of its first global OEM partnerships. ASUS, a leading innovator in personal computing products, will bundle the revolutionary Leap Motion controller with select new computers. In an industry first, ASUS will also bundle the world's most accurate 3-D motion-control technology into new high-end notebooks and premium All-in-One (AiO) PCs later this year.

    ASUS is one of the world's largest consumer notebook vendors and the maker of the world's best-selling and most award-winning motherboards. The ground-breaking partnership brings the future of computer interaction—Leap Motion's incredibly fast and accurate natural user interface—to millions of potential consumers around the world.

    Leap Motion's incredible speed and precision are helping fuel its momentum and leadership in the industry. Leap Motion's technology can track movements to 1/100th millimeter—smaller than the tip of a pin—with no visible lag time. The Leap Motion controller has a 150-degree field of view, and tracks individual hands and all 10 fingers at 290 frames per second.

    ASUS plans to bundle the Leap Motion controller with its upcoming premium All-In-One (AiO) PCs and high-end notebooks for global distribution.

    "Our commitment to innovation and exceptional quality drive us to provide the best technology to our consumers," said Albert Wu, Desktop Division Senior Director at ASUSTek. "Leap Motion has developed an exciting technology that will truly enhance the experience our customers have with their ASUS devices, opening a world of opportunity for personal use and business, from entertainment to architecture to education. We're proud to be one of the first companies to partner with Leap Motion."

    "As OEMs adopt 3-D motion control technology, they're spurring a rapid evolution in computer interface innovations and helping free the full power and potential of computing for consumers," said Leap Motion co-founder and CEO Michael Buckwald. "This historic partnership with ASUS is an important step in building global adoption of the new computing paradigm Leap Motion's technology offers. We're delighted that ASUS shares our outlook on the future of human/computer interaction."

    In May 2012, Leap Motion revealed its technology and controller to huge global excitement, with its introduction video garnering more than 7 million views. More than 40,000 developers worldwide have requested to work with Leap Motion, and the company has sent out 12,000 free units to developers to foster the creation of new applications.

    Leap Motion has won innovation awards from Popular Science, Popular Mechanics and Fast Company, and will present a featured session at the 2013 SXSW conference. The Leap Motion device will ship to consumers early this year, and can be pre-ordered for $70 at

    About ASUS

    ASUS, the world's top 3 consumer notebook vendor and the maker of the world's best-selling and most award winning motherboards, is a leading enterprise in the new digital era. ASUS designs and manufactures products that perfectly meet the needs of today's digital home, office and person, with a broad portfolio that includes motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, displays, desktops, EeeBox and All-in-One PCs, notebooks, netbooks, tablet devices, servers, multimedia and wireless solutions, networking devices, and mobile phones. Driven by innovation and committed to quality, ASUS won 3,398 awards in 2010, and is widely credited with revolutionizing the PC industry with the Eee PC™. With a global staff of more than 10,000 and a world-class R&D team of 3,000 engineers, the company's revenue for 2010 was around US$10.1 billion.

    About Leap Motion

    Based in San Francisco, Leap Motion is a motion-control software and hardware company developing the world's most powerful and sensitive 3-D motion-control and motion-sensing technology. Leap Motion's first product, the Leap Motion controller, will be available in early 2013. Leap Motion is 200 times more sensitive than existing motion-control technology, making it the first product to let users navigate and interact with computer applications using natural hand and finger movements. Leap Motion was founded in 2010 by Michael Buckwald and David Holz.

  • #2
    Wow that's big for you guys at Leap. Congratulations and I look forward to what the partnership will offer.


    • #3
      That is awesome. Think of a Leap instead of a mouse pad. Still have the pad there, but use Leap to do the functions and more.


      • #4
        good news. one of my laptops is an asus. hopefully they will make the drivers/software/apps they come up with backward compatible and release them for use with the usb plug-in leap i have pre-ordered.


        • #5
          A HUGE (just the first) partnership is nice to hear about!
          And a nice official statement of newer specifications, too!

          150 degree field of view (although unclear whether that differs according to the axis of approach) and 290 frames per second
          (yielding a Nyquist rate of 145 Hz, SERIOUSLY making any latency a question of YOUR monitor;
          well, and whatever application feeds your display drivers, of course).

          Whoosh! And 12,000 development units shipped out.
          Dare we read anything into it if we have NOT been notified of selection?
          With great power comes great responsibility.
          Responsibility means (among other things) "can be trusted to complete a task". However long it takes.


          • #6
            Oh my, this gives me warm fuzzies. Asus is probably the only PC brand I'd actually give my money to these days. To hear that you guys are partnering with them is simply perfect.

            If possible, I'm even more excited about getting my developer kit now!


            • #7
              big up's!


              • #8
                Congratulations !!That is a awesome. So happy to hear that. >▽<