Snapchat Unveils Connected Glasses: Spectacles

By Staff  |  09/24/2016

Snapchat Spectacles

Snapchat has officially unveiled the company very first hardware product: Spectacles.

They are sunglasses that can record your 10-second video Snaps, and is expected to release later this year for around $130 USD. Spectacles features a single button that begins recording when pressed, through a wide-angle, 115-degree lens that imitates a person's natural field of vision.

"When I got the footage back and watched it, I could see my own memory, through my own eyes -- it was unbelievable," Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel tells the Wall Street Journal. "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."

Spiegel also revealed that Snapchat is being rebranded as Snap, Inc.

Check out a video showcasing Spectacles below, and stay tuned for more info...