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Snapchat Unveils 'Spectacles' Video-Catching Sunglasses

Sep 27, 2016 03:50 AM EDT
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Snapchat reveals their newest quirky addition: Spectacles.
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Can't get enough of fun? If snapping your funny video and sharing it to the public s already fun enough, what's more if you use stylish sunglasses that can actually catch and record your Snapchat story?

Popular smartphone app, Snapchat (now renamed as Snap Inc.), rolled out a pair of stylish and whimsical sunglasses called "Spectacles." Before you confuse it from its cousin Google glasses, "Spectacles" are more into capturing at-the-moment stills and make them into a video that you can share on Snapchat.

"Imagine one of your favorite memories," Snap said. "What if you could go back and see that memory the way you experienced it? That's why we built Spectacles."

The company said that Spectacles will be available soon, with reports that the price will be at $130 per pair. Team Snap said that they have been working so hard for the past few years to develop a totally new type of camera. Thus, the birth of "Spectacles" -- quirky sunglasses that has a video camera integrated to make images called "Memories." These images or videos is a service that will shift the created images or videos to disappear after being viewed.

Spectacles is said to have one of the smallest wireless cameras in the world. On a single charge, it has the ability to capture a day's worth of "Snaps." To make it even more fun, these sunglasses have three different colors to choose from.

To use Spectacles, first you must tap the sunglasses to make a 10-second Snap. Next, there will be lights that will show your friends you are Snapping. Afterwards, you can add your Snaps to Memories on your Snapchat via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi, with new features such as circular video format. Your Specs can even charge in their case, these instructions are seen on the product's website.

This new feature will also be as personal as it gets. A sunglass with a circular video format where you can have a 115 degree human perspective making it as real "memories" as it is supposed to be. Even Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel told The Wall Street Journal it makes more sense to take photos from the vantage point of your eyes rather than just holding up a smartphone to get a shot, which is "like a wall in front of your face," USA Today reports.

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