Snapchat Debuts New Spectacles. We Try Them on for Size

April 30, 2018

You have to give Snap credit for giving hardware another try. Its first attempt, the face-camera called Spectacles, fell short of spectacular. From a cultural perspective, the toy-like sunglasses appeared almost entirely on the faces of influencers, early adopters, and people who just got back from Coachella. From a practical perspective, Snap didn’t manage its inventory very well (hardware is hard). But the company is committed to hardware—in fact, it…

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Snapchat’s reportedly working on more Spectacles for release this year

March 5, 2018

The first-generation Snapchat Spectacles failed to become a breakout product beyond its initial hype.Image: lili sams/mashable Snap, Inc. isn’t giving up on its camera-equipped Spectacles glasses just yet.  The company is reportedly planning to release two new models this fall, according to a report from Cheddar. SEE ALSO: It’s official: Android is out of ideas The first new version of Spectacles is rumored to come with a single camera and…

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Snapchats Wild New Specs Wont Share Google Glass Fate

August 20, 2017

There are two important new things to know about Snapchat. First, its just Snap now. Thats easy enough. The second may be a little bit harder to process: The ephemeral chat mavens will sell video-grabbing sunglasses, called Spectacles, starting this fall. Spectacles (Specs, for short) were first reported by The Wall Street Journal, which detailed quirky features—like shooting circular video rather than rectangles—but spent appreciably less time on Spectacles real…

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Snapchat’s future Spectacles will have augmented reality, patent reveals

July 24, 2017

Image: snap inc. Snapchat isn’t done with Spectacles, its video-camera sunglasses. The first version, released in November, was a disappointment for some, not for its lack of color selection, but for the absence of augmented reality. But a patent published Thursday reveals an augmented future for Spectacles and other wearables and gadgets made by Snap Inc., the camera company. Like this: .@Snapchat @Spectacles My favorite part of the patent is…

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Snapchat’s future Spectacles will have augmented reality, patent reveals

May 24, 2017

Image: snap inc. Snapchat isn’t done with Spectacles, its video-camera sunglasses. The first version, released in November, was a disappointment for some, not for its lack of color selection, but for the absence of augmented reality. But a patent published Thursday reveals an augmented future for Spectacles and other wearables and gadgets made by Snap Inc., the camera company. Like this: .@Snapchat @Spectacles My favorite part of the patent is…

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