Friday, September 23, 2016

Snapchat Changes Name to Snap and Introduces Spectacles - Sunglasses Mounted with Two Cameras

Snapchat has announced a name change to Snap.

In addition to this name change, Snap has introduced their first step into the hardware world with Spectacles, a pair of sunglasses with 2 total cameras - one mounted on each lens.  Spectacles is capable of recording 10 second video clips from the wearers POV. A tap of a button near the hinge will start another clip recording.  Spectacles transfers the clips to the phone wirelessly. Camera lens angle is 115 degrees giving it a field of view closer to the human eye.

Spectacles will be slowly released to market with a limited production. Snap will test the market and see if there is demand before producing more. Spectacles will be priced at $129.99