Leap Motion announces first OEM bundling deal (with ASUS) … and a massive new $30M funding round

Originally posted on VentureBeat:

leap-motionLeap Motion announced a ground-breaking partnership with ASUS this morning. With this deal, Leap will bundle its computer-controlling hand gesture technology with PCs direct from the manufacturer for the first time. And the company unveiled a new $30 million funding round from existing investors, including Founders Fund and Highland Capital Partners.

The partnership with ASUS will see the Leap, a device about the size of a pack of gum, bundled with select ASUS computers shipping this year. The Leap functions much as a Nintendo Wii or Xbox Kinect but is much more precise and sensitive, tracking movements of both hands and all 10 fingers at 290 frames per second and detecting movements as small as 1/100 of a millimeter.

I talked to Leap Motion’s president and chief operating officer, Andy Miller, about the announcements.

“We’re starting with all-in-ones and then moving to high-end laptops,” Miller said. “An all-in-one is just a…

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