It’s not every day that social media platform design spectacles’ specially designed to capture and output circular video; Snapchat glasses, just announced, have the ability to capture 10 seconds videos which will be directly beamed to your smartphone!
Where the cams are fitted
Just adjacent to the hinges on either side of the sunglass frames, two cameras have been discretely embedded; it’s hard to notice the Snapchat glasses cameras at a first glance. The camera lenses use a wide 115 angle, resulting in circular outputs.
How they work
By tapping on the Snapchat sunglass hinges, your video recording will instantly start. It is undoubtedly an ideal way of conveying daily stories whose expiry is within 24 hours.
How Snapchat glasses differ from Google glasses
Apart from being discrete, as opposed to Google’s cyborg looking head-mounted comp set, these spectacles light up instantly once you start your recording session. This stealth feature further depicts these glasses as a perfect fit for stealth recording, unlike the distinctive Google glass.
Expected release date and price
Snapchat speculation places the release of their much-anticipated sunglasses this coming autumn. A per their incentive, the release will be a one-size-fits-all glasses; their report also goes further to implore that the shades will be a limited edition.
This could only mean one thing; the release slated for autumn is for reviewing customer interest as well as experiment on the software’s company success of producing a likeable hardware product. The company is a relatively young company competing with global leaders like Facebook, Twitter and Whatsapp.
At a retail price of a mere $129 (AU$168, £99), the glasses are absolutely phone-free and quite affordable by any measure. The fact that they are noticeably different from Google Glass also places them at a rare pedestal, somewhat portraying them as a break from monotony.
Are you waiting to get a piece of the limited edition Snapchat glasses?