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Snapchat Unveils Video Taking 'Spectacles', Rebrands as Snap Inc.

Snapchat Unveils Video Taking 'Spectacles', Rebrands as Snap Inc.

Posted September 24, 2016 at 4:15am by iClarified
Snapchat has unveiled its first hardware product dubbed Spectacles. The video taking sunglasses will record up to 10 seconds of footage for sharing. You tap a button near the hinge to begin recording.

Spectacles' camera has a 115 degree angle lens that is closer to your eyes' natural field of view. The video recorded is circular, similar to human vision. Evan Spiegel, CEO of Snapchat (now renamed Snap Inc), says that the glasses free you from having to hold your phone up 'like a wall in front of your face'.

Spiegel describes his experience with the glasses to the WSJ.


“It was our first vacation, and we went to Big Sur for a day or two. We were walking through the woods, stepping over logs, looking up at the beautiful trees. And when I got the footage back and watched it, I could see my own memory, through my own eyes—it was unbelievable. It’s one thing to see images of an experience you had, but it’s another thing to have an experience of the experience. It was the closest I’d ever come to feeling like I was there again.”

For now, Snapchat is calling Spectacles a toy. The glasses will be priced at $129.99 and will roll out slowly this fall. “We’re going to take a slow approach to rolling them out,” says Spiegel. “It’s about us figuring out if it fits into people’s lives and seeing how they like it.”

You'll be able to get Spectacles in black, teal or coral. Hit the link below for more details...

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PerpetuallyBlue
PerpetuallyBlue - September 24, 2016 at 7:04pm
These are pretty cool. Hopefully they'll have a model that you can wear over regular glasses, so people like me can see.
Snapchatboy
Snapchatboy - September 24, 2016 at 7:29am
DO NOT wear this near me and try to take photos or videos of me without my consent, i will snap it in to pieces
Nobody Cares
Nobody Cares - September 24, 2016 at 6:05pm
Nobody cares that much about you.
PerpetuallyBlue
PerpetuallyBlue - September 24, 2016 at 7:04pm
I don't think anyone even knows who you are but you're constantly being filmed anyway. You're in public not on your home.
ACLU-dude
ACLU-dude - September 24, 2016 at 9:20pm
FYI - in public view you have now expectation of privacy. So, in public they may video you, but it IS ILLEGAL to destroy private property.
RWR
RWR - September 24, 2016 at 4:53am
If you have Snapchat and use it a lot, you know how reasonable this will be
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