Get a Glimpse of Snapchat Spectacles: The Latest Trend in Sunglasses
Vibrant, fashionable, young and chic — These are the characteristics that clearly differentiate the new Snap Inc. Spectacles from its widely recognized predecessor, the Google Glasses. Whereas Google’s now infamous glasses were widely regarded as the next big thing in computing, Snap Spectacles are simply being marketed almost as just the next big trend in fashion.
Snap Inc. is the new company name of 5-year old social media giant, Snapchat. The move was announced in September 24, the same day that the company launched Spectacles.
What are Spectacles Exactly?
“Spectacles are sunglasses with an integrated video camera that makes it easy to create Memories” — That was according to a news bit posted on snap.com. The fashionable, so-LA eye accessory can record up to 10 seconds worth of video. But, isn’t that something that you can do using your phone as well? So why would anybody still need a Spectacle?
Unlike your ordinary camera, Spectacles records videos in a circular dimension that is consistent with normal human vision, and all from a first person point-of-view. Spectacles sees the world as the person recording the video sees it. It also uses a 115-degree lens camera which captures videos at a wider angle compared to smartphones.
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According to an interview of WSJ Magazine with Snapchat co-founder and now Snap Inc. CEO, Evan Spiegel, “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.”
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Can Spectacles be even Cooler?
The new trendy gadget sells for US$ 129.99, an inexpensive price over the Google Glass which were sold for US$ 1,500. Buying a pair of Spectacles therefore costs just about any other average trendy shade you can get for an ordinary day out on the beach or just strolling outdoors. Whether the expense is scheduled or not, it remains affordable.
Can’t wait to get your hands on a Snap, Inc. Spectacles? Well, you’d be more excited to get them in one of three colors: black, teal or coral. Plus, with its trendy cuts, you’re far from looking like a nerd or spaced out millennial wearing the Spectacles.
So what do you do with your 10-second memories? Well, post them on Snapchat of course! Each pair is Wi-Fi and Bluetooth enabled so you can snap your 10-second videos with a single tap then share right away!
The Snap Inc. Spectacles is capable of recording a days’ worth of multiple 10-second videos without the need for you to charge it in between.
Where to get these sunglasses? Snap says it will introduce these gradually in the market, see how users react, and keep adjusting accordingly. You’ll just have to wait for Snap to make these uber cool gadgets available in a store near you.