Why use a pair of video sunglasses… instead of holding up your smartphone like everyone else? Because, Spiegel says, the images that result are fundamentally different. Spectacles’ camera uses a 115-degree-angle lens, wider than a typical smartphone’s and much closer to the eyes’ natural field of view. The video it records is circular, more like human vision. WSJ

Has anyone really tested the Spectacles?

Evan Spiegel, founder of Snapchat, now Snap Inc. has used the sunglasses and here is what he told WSJ about his experience:

Snapchat spectacles on Evan Spiegel

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.

The Verge has told us everything we need to know about Spectacles for now:

  • Cost $130
  • Only one size available
  • Has 3 colors: black, teal, and coral
  • Longest video length in one snap is 30 seconds
  • Snapped photos and videos can be transferred to other devices through Bluetooth and Wi-Fi
  • Battery life is one day
  • Spectacles will also come with a dedicated charging station and cable

What we don’t know yet about Spectacles:

Snapchat spectacles

We are not sure of the image quality of the photos, just the words of the CEO

Nothing has been said yet about where you can buy them;

And we have no idea if you find Snapchat’s Spectacles cool or lame!!!

But there’s been a lot of interesting outbursts on the web about the video sunglasses:

tweet on snapchat spectacles

Snapchat spectacles tweet

Snapchat spectacles tweet


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