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HP's keyboard with built in Leap Motion gesture controls available this month for $99

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If you've been looking to play around with Leap Motion's innovative gesture control technology on your Windows PC but you hate the idea of plugging in a dongle, you'll be glad to hear that HP has decided to start directly selling its keyboard with the technology built in. Leap Motion representatives at the Computex trade show reportedly tell Engadget that the keyboard will go on sale this month for $99, which puts it at $25 more than the dongle itself. That will probably be a hard sell, especially since — in our testing — Leap remains a novelty, not a tool. But it's a significant move for Leap, as it gives the company another way to get its motion controls into homes. Previously, the keyboard was only available with select HP desktops. HP also sells a laptop with the technology built in.