New Gear: Spectacles from Snapchat (Snap inc.)

Posted September 26th 2016
 

Snapchat has announced that it is releasing its first piece of hardware: camera enabled sunglasses for first person snapping.  Snapchat, recently renamed Snap Inc., has become a power house among millennials and is the first choice social media platform for many of those millennials. The sunglasses, named Spectacles, have two cameras on either corner of the frame to enable users to record first person video right from the Spectacles. 

The Spectacles come in multiple colors and can record photos as well as videos.  Just tap the side of the glasses to make a 10-second clip, and a light will appear around the camera lens to alert others you are snapping.  The glasses wirelessly transmit to your phone's app and they come with a charging case.

The glasses make people think of the Google Glass, but these Spectacles are much simpler and just utilize the camera concept from the Glass.

Expected sometime this fall for $130, so get ready to see people out in the streets with these Spectacles soon.

More details from Snap.

 


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