Snapchat is prepping two more Spectacles says new report
You remember Snapchat's Spectacles, don't you? These are colorful plastic sunglasses that are equipped with a small camera placed by one of the lenses. Pressing a button by the hinge of the glasses will record 10-seconds of video. Press it three times to record a maximum 30-seconds. The video can be shared via email or social media. Priced at $129.99, Snapchat sold over 150,000 Spectacles in its first year, 50% more than the company figured it would sell over that time period. Still, Snapchat took a whopping $40 million loss on the venture.
The report says that next year, Snapchat will release a completely upgraded version of the glasses that will have more circular lenses with two cameras that will offer 3D images. The glasses could come with GPS capabilities, a leather case, and a $300 price tag.
Like other tech firms, Snapchat is focusing on augmented reality. Future versions of Spectacles could feature an AR component.
source: Cheddar via CNET