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Snapchat announces second generation Spectacles, cost $150

Snapchat launches Spectacles V2 camera glasses you’ll actually wear	...so the opposite of Google Glass		
		
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Edmund Robinson | 27 April, 2018, 00:48

Snapchat parent company Snap is giving the Spectacles experiment another go. CEO, Evan Spiegel reveals that the company will release a new version of its Spectacles this week. When you press and hold the button, you'll be able to snap a photo. Snap says you can get about 70 video clips on a charge. The image transfer is now faster and it takes 3-4x less time to transfer files from the Spectacles to your phone over an ad hoc Wi-Fi connection.

Snap is reportedly working on another version of Spectacles, which could have augmented reality or possibly Global Positioning System capability.

Apart from the major additions which include water resistance and still photos, according to Snap has also gone ahead and improved the audio reception capabilities on the new sunglasses.




Ultimately, the company had to write down $40 million worth of unsold Spectacles inventory after selling around 220,000 units. If the new features and upgrades sound like enough to convince you to give Spectacles a second chance, you can buy a pair right now on Spectacles.com for $150. The case, which doubles as a charger, is smaller as well. Moreover, users in the U.S. are able to order prescription Spectacles if they desire.

These changes to Snapchat's Spectacles are certainly significant, and time will tell whether the glasses prove to perform stronger than their previous generation. It's also available in new colors: black, red and blue. The glasses can also be ordered with custom lens correction for wearers with prescriptions. But although the first-generation Spectacles model was generally well-received among those who bought it, the Spectacles didn't sell as well as Snap had hoped, and the company was ultimately forced to write down almost $40 million in Spectacles.

The Spectacles are now water-resistant in shallow water as well. The first edition had a limit of 10 second video clips, but the new one expands, and lets users capture a second clip, after the initial 10 second one, of up to 30 seconds.

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