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Basic specs Price: < $ 1,000< 1 000 €< 765 £< 113,016 ¥
Metascore
Manufacturer Leap Motion
Category AR glasses
Requirement None (Standalone)
Resolution 1600 × 1440 px (per eye)
Field of view (FOV) 100°
Release date 2018
Country United States
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Leap Motion North Star review

The Leap Motion North Star is an open-source AR headset by Leap Motion, the gesture interface company based in San Francisco, US. The company doesn’t sell the headset, only the software and the design of the AR headset under an open-source license for developers.

The Project North Star is an AR device that comes with Leap Motion sensors. These sensors enable the user to interact with augmented reality with their hands. The hand-tracking system tracks at 150 Hz over a 180 x 180-degree area. This AR device is a prototype that features 100° FOV, a high refresh rate (120 FPS) and 1600 x 1440p resolution per-eye.

Users who tried the open-source Leap Motion AR headset prototype enjoy the tracking quality of the software. They also like the augmented windows that have a realistic sense of interaction, and that are adjustable to the eye convergence.

On the other hand, there is no room-scaling. Also, the design of the headset is really big and bulky.

Project North Star main features

  • Built-in hand tracking: the technology allows the user to grab and interact with virtual objects with precision.
  • Wide FOV: the hand-tracking system’s scope is wide (180 degrees horizontal and vertical) which provides a realistic sense of interaction. Also, the North Star has a 100° FOV, which is wide for an AR device.
  • High resolution: the 3.5-inch LCD displays with a resolution of 1600 x 1440 pixels per eye provide an immersive and comfortable experience.
  • Directional speakers: the speakers provide localized audio feedback for the user.

Leap Motion North Star price

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General

Model North Star
Manufacturer Leap Motion
Metascore
Price < $ 1,000< 1 000 €< 765 £< 113,016 ¥
Release date 2018
Country United States
Status Available
Category AR glasses
Requirement None (Standalone)
Content platform

Display

Display type LCD
Resolution 1600 × 1440 px (per eye)
Refresh rate 120 Hz
Field of view (FOV) 100°
Field of view (vertical)

VR/AR Experience

Room scale No
360° tracking Yes
Positional tracking No
Built-in front camera No
Eye tracking No
Hand tracking Yes
Proximity sensor Yes
3D scanning No

Features

Usable with glasses No
Cooling system No
Built-in headphones Yes
Built-in microphone No

Controllers

Optional controller
Compatible with third-party controllers No

Compatibility

Min CPU (Processor)
Min GPU (Graphic Processor)
Min RAM (Memory)
OS
Screen size (mobile)
OS (mobile)

Hardware

Weight
Dimensions
Battery life
Fit Adjustable strap
Build materials Plastics, Foam
IPD adjustment No
Lens-to-eye adjustment No

Connectivity

USB No
Micro USB No
DisplayPort No
mini DisplayPort No
HDMI No
Micro SD Card No
Bluetooth No
Wifi No