Leap Motion was one of the companies that made a big splash at SXSW 2013. The San Francisco-based company makes hardware and software that enables gestural control of devices. According to the company website, these units will be available May 13 and is priced at $79.99.

Described as bringing a “Minority Report” experience, the company is taking a page off Apple’s App Store approach and is currently in the process of attracting more developers to use its SDK and presumably stock Airspace, its app store with Leap Motion-enabled games and applications. Company representatives cite this strategy as the reason for pushing the launch date from February to March to now, May 13.

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Since SXSW, Leap Motion and HP have formed a partnership to bring gestural controls to HP devices. Leap Motion is backed by venture capital firms spanning the country including Andreesen Horowitz, Highland Capital Partners and Founders Fund.

Inquiries on Leap Motion’s SDK can be found here. Atlanta developers: if you submit an app to Airspace, let us know here.

Image credit: Leap Motion at SXSW by David Berkowitz

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