Yes, this is a post about the impending shipment of two products. Why would we be writing about such things? Well, first of all, they’re incredibly classy designs. Second, they are two of the most anticipated new tech gadgets of the new year. OUYA is the $99 Android-based game console that had its start on Kickstarter. It starts shipping to backers March 28th, with general availability still set for June. The Leap is the wee desktop motion controller that allows you to control your computer in three dimensions. It begins shipping May 13th. Here are the two updates from the companies delivering the excitement…


From OUYA:

OUYA is coming

Get excited!!!

OUYAs will begin shipping to Kickstarter backers on March 28. That’s right. Parts are in the factory and assembly lines are buzzing. We’ll gradually ramp up production as we make sure things are working. (Our full launch is still set for June, which is when OUYA will be available in stores!)

Meanwhile, tens of thousands of you will receive your OUYA, and you’ll get to start playing right away. You will also get to watch OUYA evolve over the coming weeks and months. We’ll continue to add new features, refine our user experience, and bring on more games. As always, we appreciate your feedback (and apply it), so keep it coming.

Keep a lookout in your inbox for an email from us. It will have your tracking number and estimated delivery date. Might take a few weeks to get to everyone. We have a lot of OUYAs to ship!

From Leap:

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Dear Leap Motion community,When you pre-ordered the Leap Motion Controller, you joined us in believing this small device will be huge. Just like us, you believe it will change the way people interact with technology. We’re honored and humbled that you’re behind us on our journey.

We will begin shipping May 13, 2013. Because you pre-ordered your Leap Motion Controller, we’ll make sure you get it first. But it’s just as important for us to make sure that when it shows up at your door, it will be the best product it can be.

Over the past few months, we’ve refined and perfected our hardware so it’s the smallest and lightest design possible. Now we’re mass producing hundreds of thousands of Leap Motion Controllers. We shipped 12,000 units to talented developers who are creating innovative apps. We’re building Airspace™, a new app store where you’ll discover and download these apps made for Leap Motion. So when your Leap Motion Controller arrives, you’ll experience amazing technology and equally amazing ways to use it.

Our vision is coming to life, but we’re just getting started. Leap Motion isn’t only about one single technological advancement. It’s about everyone who moves ahead with us. By changing how the world interacts with technology, we can change the world. Thank you for being a part of it.

Michael Buckwald
Co-Founder & CEO

So STOKED. Does it seem like you’ve been waiting on these products forever? Most interesting in regards to product development will be the Leap–you can see how it works here–lots of possibility and excited one of their main features states that, “Interacting with 3D modeling software has never been easier or more intuitive.” Really looking forward to what (3D software) developers are able to do with it.

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Josh is founder and editor at SolidSmack.com, founder at Aimsift Inc., and co-founder of EvD Media. He is involved in engineering, design, visualization, the technology making it happen, and the content developed around it. He is a SolidWorks Certified Professional and excels at falling awkwardly.