Last month, the social networking app Snap Chat, rebranded itself to Snap Inc., bringing its first hardware product, Snapchat Spectacles.
And these funky Spectacles are creating a sensation of sorts.
So, What exactly is Snapchat Spectacles?
It is one awesome pair of the trendiest and funkiest spectacles. They are unlike the ordinary sunglasses.
Snapchat Spectacles allows you to record 10-minute videos!!
Reinventing what ordinary spectacles do, the Snapchat Spectacles allows the users to record or take videos with the help of its proprietary fish lens cameras. These get transferred directly to the user’s Snapchat account.
Coming to the technicalities part, these Spectacles cost around USD 130 when bought off the Snap Bot, Snapchat Spectacles’ vending machine. On eBay, they are available at a premium price and it goes up to $1000 for a pair.
The Spectacles come in three colors, coral, teal and black.
Looks wise, these Spectacles look quite funky. They have two circular rings at the top left and right corners. These have small LED lights that light up when the button at the top is pressed for recording a video.
Videos can be shot in a circular format. It is a smooth transition from landscape to portrait. Reorientation is quite good.
Syncing these videos is easy and is done via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi, to your Snapchat account.
The spectacles come in a yellow case that is a charger as well.
You can record a maximum of up to 30-second videos through the Spectacles.
Specialty of Snapchat Spectacles
In this connected world, everyone is connected on the go. And anyone who is an avid user of Snapchat will be wowed by the Spectacles.
Spectacles make you relive each moment again and again. It is experiencing the experience.
It lets the entire world see from your perspective, literally!!!
At the moment these Snapchat spectacles are available for purchase only in the US and can be bought from the special yellow vending machine called the Snap Bot. It will not be long before they hit the other markets in the world.
Going by the popularity and the videos already uploaded on the net, this sure is one hit sensation.
Where are the tiny motherboards, chips, batteries, memory, wires etc. hidden?
The Snapchat spectacles are very well crafted. There are no visible screws except for the ones at the hinges. The spectacles at their bulkiest part, near the hinges, hold the main components inside. Here lies the battery, the circuit board for the front facing LED lights, wiring, and mechanism for the snap button. The camera and chip are all inside, under the circuit board sandwich. All very well crafted to give a funky pair of spectacles.
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Future – All too good?
Will this technology of wearable face technology be accepted by everyone remains to be seen.
Yes. Privacy! It tends to invade into others’ privacy, as sometimes, people are not aware that they are being recorded. Staring is one thing. But recording it is a step far ahead!!