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Snap is still trying to make its camera-equipped Spectacles a “thing” in the tech scene, and its latest release comes in the form of new styles for its Spectacles 2. Snap first launched the Spectacles 2 in April with just a single frame style in three colors. Today, Snap is announcing two new frame styles: Veronica and Nico Nico on the left, Veronica on the right Both of these new styles look more traditional, which we’d imagine won’t immediately tip people off that your eyewear is capable of recording everything that you see. In addition to the new styles, the lenses are now polarized and they come with a new soft case instead of the previous hard case. What... Read more...
Do you find it inconvenient to reach into your pocket and grab your phone to capture a special moment? Snap’s Spectacles may your answer. Snap (formerly Snapchat) is back with its second generation of Spectacles and have made a number of improvements to the original model. The first generation of Spectacles were a commercial failure. The company purportedly only sold roughly 150,000 units and lost $40 million USD as a result. Snap has since recorded customer and employee complaints about the Spectacles in order to avoid another substantial loss. The latest generation of Spectacles incorporate many of the suggested changes. First, both the current Spectacles and their charging case are smaller... Read more...
Snapchat has proven itself to be more than a passing fad. That is not to say the craze will not eventually die down and perhaps even vanish, but believe it or not, it has been nearly five years since the vanishing picture and video service emerged on the scene. Now half a decade later, you can hop on Amazon, the world's largest online retailer, and order yourself a pair of Snapchat Spectacles. Check that—we should say "Spectacles by Snap Inc.," which is the official title for these eyewear. We should also note that Snapchat, as a company, changed its name to Snap back in September of last year (the app is still called Snapchat) when it introduced these Spectacles. Five months after doing so,... Read more...
Have you ever thought to yourself, “I really wish I could take a picture of my child/puppy/kitten, but rummaging in my pocket for my phone would ruin the moment”? In the words of Reba McEntire, “Have I got a deal for you”. Snap’s (formerly Snapchat) Spectacles are now available online for $129.99 USD. Snap CEO Evan Spiegel remarked, “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.” Spectacles are sunglasses that have one of the one of the world's smallest built-in cameras. They can record a ten second video, which can be loaded to the Snapchat app through... Read more...
What is that yellow thing in the corner? Is it one of Gru’s minions? Nope, it is a vending machine for Snapchat’s Spectacles. The camcorder-like sunglasses are now available in “Snapbots” near Snapchat’s headquarters in Venice, California. The Spectacles are intended to help customers take hands-free videos. The videos will appear in the app in a new circular format. The Spectacles capture with a 115 degree field of view and videos can be played on any device at any orientation. The idea is that the videos will be captured the way human beings experience their memories. Users can shoot around 100 ten-second clips on the Spectacle’s internal storage. The pictures are then dropped into Snapchat’s... Read more...
Let’s pretend you are at the park with your child. You would really love to send a video of them playing and giggling to grandma, but you do not want to ruin the moment by rummaging in your pocket for your phone and then awkwardly snapping a picture. Snapchat has the perfect, albeit slightly creepy, solution for you. Its “Spectacles” or camcorder-like sunglasses, should be hitting the market soon. Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel remarked, “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.” Snapchat, which has recently been rebranded as Snap, Inc., has been working... Read more...