Snapchat now makes glasses with a camera inside

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Snapchat now makes glasses with a camera inside

If you thought Snapchat was all about social messaging your information is so last week- now they make hardware too.

The company just released the first details of their Spectacles which are a range of sunglasses featuring a built in camera. The idea is that you can press a button to take videos of 10 second or 30 second length and your hands are free to do whatever it is young people do in these videos.

Here's a very upbeat video.

The glasses will sync the video to your smartphone where you can share it to Snapchat. The quality here looks pretty good and we're wondering where the mics are and what kind of audio they'll be able to record.

It's an interesting idea and a relatively simple way to test the market, especially as each set could cost as much as €130. One new element is that the videos will be recorded in a round aspect that's also wide in an attempt to emulate the way the human eye sees.

The video neatly avoids showing us how that will look (though there's an example here) but we presume the idea is that it's going to be obvious when footage is shot with the Spectacles. There are many questions remaining, like how will it perform in low light, but you can expect more info soon with a launch planned before the end of 2016.

Get updates on the official site.



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