Controlling your PC with finger gestures

LEAP motion device is my 1st flagship device that I bought. It is a motion detector which senses the movement of your fingers.  A lot of speculation says that it will take over the future of peripherals. I finally got my device after delays by the shipping company.

Ive already got a high expectation by looking at the capabilities shown by developers. Unfortunately, the device is not accurate as those posted youtube videos online. There is a learning curve for us to get used to the controls. Majority of the successful apps lies in games only. Work like photo editing or Autodesk are frustrating as there are many errors in terms of accuracy. I spend more time to get the gesture movement correct, than real work done. Since this is only version 1.0, we will expect more improvement in terms of software and gesture accuracy in the future. For more demo please take some time to view my review on youtube.


Will KKbox overtake Spotify in East Asian region?

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What is KKBox?
KKbox is an ultimate resource of Asian cloud music streaming at its finest, available in English, Chinese and Japanese. It has a library of a growing 10 million songs favoring the East Asian and South East Asian songs. Most main stream pop music will definitely be available. Only my favourite Boyce Avenue is not in the list.

Why use KKbox?
Lets just run through the general features.  This app gives you the option not to only stream music to the computer, tablet or the cellphone, but you also get to download the music into your devices. This is great for offline listening, unlike other popular streaming devices. No network means no music.
It is also a 1 stop location where you can find the lastest news and updates in the music industry, whether Western or Asian songs.

Music Info
Shows main home page where users can browse through the latest releases, top billboard music and newest arrival.
–  PLUS they are categorized into various regions and languages.
–  Interviews and news on the music industry

Where random music is arranged in terms of Genre for you mood and liking.  –  Personally, I stumble on many unconventional songs to my liking from this option.
–  Another random music function is QuickPlay. The user is able to tweak the random playlist to follow your
a) Mood (Emo, Happy, Angry or Sad).
b) Year when the music is released
c) Genre of music according to Languange and type of music.
Having to vaguely choose the music by dragging bars and choosing mood is surprisingly interesting as you can tweak song choices to your liking but still anticipating the surprise of which song will be played. Also, this function is very accurate. It manage to play all the songs that I normally listen to in my music collection. Sometimes it even help me discover new artists or songs. I simply favorite it and discover a whole new playlist collection. I definitely recommend to try this function.

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This is the closest option for a radio function where you can listen to what celebrities, friends or others listening in KKbox . Almost similar to Spotify.

Comparison to Spotify

  KKbox Spotify
Song Collection More Asian songs particularly Chinese, Korean and Japanese. Western and global
Offline ability Yes Yes(Limited)
Discovery new songs Yes according to mood genre, and date released Only random Suggestions
Subscription $9.90 SGD $9.90 SGD
Platforms Mac, Windows, Android, IOS Mac, Windows, Android  IOS, WP7, Palm, Symbian
Import Local Song No Yes (MP3, MP4, M4A, M4R)
Song Quality Normal to High High with subscription
Song length 30 secs if no subscription Whole entire songs regardless of subscription

Final Verdict
KKbox is a great online streaming music app for users who love Asian music particularly Chinsese songs. You dont have to carry the entire music collection in your mobile device as you can directly stream them. There are no issues of lag even when using mobile data plans even when high quality option is chosen. Quick play is an awesome feature which I find very accurate to your song needs especially if you are in the need of new song choices. This is undoubtedly the key feature that keep me coming back to use Kkbox. The additional links to more artist bios, music and videos seems to be more detailed than other apps.

However, the English and Malay song choices arent as comprehensive when compared to other streaming options, as KKbox is still expanding its song choices. KKbox will be my ultimate music player if there is an  ability to play/import local music files from my hard drive. Since KKbox has only been launched recently, Im sure there are room to compete with the other well known music streaming option. Overall KKbox prove to be a good “one-stop” location not to only listen and discover new songs but also updates on interviews and latest happenings in the music industry.