Snap's new Spectacles offer better quality for more money

Snapchat launches Spectacles V2 camera glasses you’ll actually wear	...so the opposite of Google Glass		
		
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Snapchat launches Spectacles V2 camera glasses you’ll actually wear ...so the opposite of Google Glass Josh Constine @ 7 hours

While it may not seem like the design of Spectacles has changed with this new edition, Snap insists that it has. The company sold 220K pairs and had to take a one-time, $40M charge for excess inventory. They have a similar design to the original pair, which means you'll still have the single camera on the right side, and the light indicator to tell everyone around you that you're recording.

As Digital Trends reports, Spiegel stated in his interview for the Wired magazine that Spectacles were developed separately from the Snapchat app, but that there is the intention, in the future, to pair these two products. The price includes the case and the charger for the glasses. Snap has unfortunately stuck with their rather slow download process.

Video resolution has been improved to 1216×1216, up from 1088×1088. Fourth, Snap has added a second microphone.

They're here. On Thursday, April 26, Snap showed off an updated version of its Spectacles, and they'll set you back $150. Unfortunately, we don't have an IP rating so we can't specify just how waterproof the glasses are, but you shouldn't have to worry if you're near the pool and someone does a cannonball. The case, which also doubles as a charger, is also splash proof. I'm not sure how many people will want prescription Spectacles, but hey, the option's there. For example, single vision, 1.67 high index lenses would bump the price up to roughly $315 United States dollars. 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.

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Furthermore, the new Spectacles are also capable of going underwater, allowing users to also capture their experiences in the water.

Originally, the glasses were priced at $130 and were only available from pop-up vending machines, but the sales eventually moved online and then to Amazon.

The glasses are slimmer and come in a variety of less gaudy colors than their predecessors: a dark blue, a deep red and an onyx black.

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