Spectacles

Snapchat Spectacles 3 tipped to double the cameras and price

Snapchat Spectacles 3 tipped to double the cameras and price

Snap isn't giving up on wearable cameras, with a new set of Snapchat Spectacles tipped to arrive before the end of the year with double the cameras. The new sunglasses will be Snap's third attempt at the product and, it's suggested, the most expensive - and capable - to-date, as it moves closer to a vision of compelling augmented reality.

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Snapchat Spectacles launch two new styles today

Snapchat Spectacles launch two new styles today

Despite the fact that the original Spectacles didn't quite find the success Snapchat was hoping for, this year the company decided to press on with the wearable. Back in May, Snapchat introduced Spectacles V2, which came with a few new features to tempt the holdouts who may not have taken the plunge with the first version. Despite these tweaks, Spectacles V2 sported a design that was mostly similar to the original.

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Snapchat Spectacles now export clips in a much more useful way

Snapchat Spectacles now export clips in a much more useful way

Snapchat's Spectacles can now export video in a much more usable format, ditching the circular shape and making footage captured with the camera-toting sunglasses play nicer with other social networks. Until now, exporting a video captured by Spectacles with Snapchat's app would do so in a circular format, with a white border around the footage.

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Snap’s Spectacles are about to play nicer with other social apps

Snap’s Spectacles are about to play nicer with other social apps

Snap's Spectacles are set to become a lot more useful for video sharing, even if you're not much of a Snapchat user. While exporting video captured with Spectacles has been possible since the first generation sunglasses, until now it has always had some drawbacks.

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Snapchat Spectacles 2.0 VS 1.0, new vs old

Snapchat Spectacles 2.0 VS 1.0, new vs old

Snapchat Spectacles v2 are out - that's Snapchat Spectacles 2.0, according to Snap. Today we're having a look at the differences between the new Snapchat photo and video-recording glasses and their predecessor. At first glance, you might not be able to tell the difference - but once you're behind the lenses, you'll be running with heat.

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Snapchat Spectacles V2: Essential details before you buy

Snapchat Spectacles V2: Essential details before you buy

Just as we expected it would, Snap has officially revealed the second-generation version of Spectacles. At first, it doesn't look like a whole lot has changed, as Spectacles V2 seem to have the same design as the device we saw last year. However, Snap has made a few changes under the hood that are worth talking about, with the hope that this new version will catch on a little bit better than the original model did.

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Snap Spectacles 2 official unveiling tipped for next week

Snap Spectacles 2 official unveiling tipped for next week

Snap is expected to unveil the second-generation of its Snapchat Spectacles soon, an updated wearable featuring a camera built into a pair of sunglasses. Spectacles weren't a huge hit the first time around, but apparently were popular enough to justify launching an updated model. Spectacles 2 first appeared on April 11 in FCC documents, and now a report claims we'll be getting the official announcement very soon.

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Snapchat Spectacles 2 leaked: Looks like they’re real

Snapchat Spectacles 2 leaked: Looks like they’re real

Though the first version of Snapchat's Spectacles were ultimately a disappointment, it looks like the company will press on. Recent rumors have claimed that Snapchat will look to release two new versions of Spectacles in the near future - one this year and the second next year. It would appear these reports are legitimate, as today a filing for 2018's Spectacles popped up at the FCC.

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Snapchat Spectacles believed the hype, thousands sit unsold

Snapchat Spectacles believed the hype, thousands sit unsold

Snap's Spectacles aren't the hot commodity they were at launch - to an extreme degree, it would seem. A report from The Information today said there are "hundreds of thousands of unsold units sitting in warehouses" - this after a seemingly super-powered launch with targeted sales and limited supply to artificially grow demand.

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Snap Spectacles: buy them on Amazon starting today

Snap Spectacles: buy them on Amazon starting today

Spectacles, the sunglasses with a built-in camera by Snap, are no longer bound to a traveling vending machine. The company has launched the glasses in three different color options on Amazon, where users can order them without having to spend hours standing in a line. The glasses are priced at $129.99 USD, and they'll available to purchase as of today.

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Snapchat Spectacles launch in Europe, both online and at vending machines

Snapchat Spectacles launch in Europe, both online and at vending machines

It's taken a little while for Snap's Spectacles to make their way out of the US, but today they're finally landing in Europe. Snapchat announced the Euorpean release of Spectacles earlier today, opening online orders for a number of regions. Of course, if you want the true Spectacles experience, you'll also be able to stop by a number of self-serve vending machines to pick up a pair.

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Snapchat Spectacles will be easier to buy in 2017

Snapchat Spectacles will be easier to buy in 2017

Snap had a hit with its Spectacles, a pair of sunglasses with a built-in camera for recording videos from a life-like perspective. The wearable wasn’t easy to get ahold of, though, being offered in only select major cities via a yellow vending machine. Lines were hours long in some cases, and the Spectacles that made their way online were being sold for hundreds of dollars. All of that is set to change this year.

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