Earlier in 2014 Leap Motion revealed a new mount for its hand-tracking controller that clips the device to an Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD) for hand-tracking in virtual reality (VR) videogames and experiences. The device is currently available for $19.99 USD to those that already own a Leap Motion controller, which itself costs $79.99. For those that are yet to pick up either device the company has this week revealed a new bundle that will have you a bit of money.
The Leap Motion VR Developer Bundle is now available for $89.99 and includes the Leap Motion Controller and a VR Developer Mount, saving you $10 on the cost of buying them separately. The controller offers a 135 degree field of view (FOV), meaning it beats out event the Oculus Rift second development kit’s (DK2) 100 degree FOV. Using the kit developers will be able to create experiences in which the player’s hands can appear before them just as they could in real life.
The bundle is available now. Anyone interested in seeing the types of VR experiences that have already been achieved using the pairing can head over to Leap Motion’s own gallery to find a vast array of GIFs and videos. They range from realistically moving objects to even calling out points on a grid for a game of Battleship. VRFocus will continue to follow any and all applications of VR, reporting back with any further updates on them.