Snapchat Launches New Water Resistant Spectacles for $150

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    Following a series of rumors, Snapchat today launched the latest version of its connected sunglasses, the Spectacles. The company says that the new pair of Spectacles have a smaller profile, so they're slightly less bulky on the face than the original.

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    Additionally, Snapchat is pitching the new Spectacles as a go-to summer accessory for its users thanks to added water resistance. Snapchat's web page for the device says that users will be able to wear them at pool parties and on rainy days, and they "can even take a photo or video in shallow water."
    The second version of the Spectacles has improved audio, and can record clips that last up to 30 seconds long by tapping a button on the left side of the frames, like the original pair. Pictures can be captured now as well by tapping and holding the same button. Snapchat says the HD transfer process to the mobile app is "up to four times faster," and the Spectacles can take up to 150 videos or 3,000 photos before needing to import to the Snapchat app.


    Snapchat is also now offering Spectacles in prescription and polarized lenses through a partnership with Lensabl, only for users in the United States. The new Spectacles are available to order today in the U.S., UK, Canada, and France for $149.99. Colors include Sapphire, Onyx, and Ruby, and each option has two lens shades to choose from.

    Article Link: Snapchat Launches New Water Resistant Spectacles for $150
     
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    Just incase the creep at the pool wasn’t creepy enough. Now with water resistance, not only will your specs cover your wandering eyes at the pool! You can now take pics and videos of creepshots above and UNDER water!!!
     
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    One massive flop wasn’t embarrassing enough, they’ve decided to go for a second.
     
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    The provider for the prescription lenses doesn't take any insurance, looks like I won't buy them!
     
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    Would someone just release Star Trek NG glasses already?


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    Why don't they invest the time / money in making some glasses that look good ?

    I don't know anyone who would wear glasses that look as bad as those.
     
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    At least they're launching these slightly more sensibly than last time. They might gain a bit more momentum as opposed to the previous trickle launch.

    I think these rely on it becoming a 'fad' with kids and young people who use snapchat - but unlike most fads, we're talking a pretty sizeable investment up front which I really think will hurt adoption rates. Installing Snapchat for free on a device you already own is one thing, $150 for some glasses whose only extra utility is capturing circular video is harder to stomach.
     
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    These look like they belong in cheap Christmas Crackers, along with the nail clippers, jumpy frog, plastic spider, mini playing cards, comb, cheap metal puzzle and orange fish that tells your fortune.
     
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    Same ugly glasses, but now waterproof! They've clearly fixed everything!
     
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    I question the legality of recording someone without their consent or knowledge in some states.
     
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    I would buy them for my trips to exotic locations if they looked better and I could install prescription lenses. I already have a GoPro in the pool and the beach most of the time so this would work great.
     
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    Fixed that for you. ;)

    Me, I am starting up a storage and waste disposal company. Should make a fortune out of Snap.
     
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    How’s your Google Glass inventory?

    Amazon Fire Phone?
     
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    That’s my thought too.

    Not that some people wouldn’t love that design, but there is no way that one style works for all when it comes to sunglasses.
     
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    I would even say it's a bit dangerous to wear them as not all the people are willing to be recorded by a silly obstacle owners..
     
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    How many of these are going to capture the moment a right hook removes them from their face.
     
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    That’s actually a good question. Technically They are meant for anyone, but I honestly see this appealing to a really younger demographic (more or less teenagers) who just want to have fun with these. I think that’s really what they’re meant to be, just to have fun and utilize the technology for those who appreciate Snapchat/social media. Its an extremely niche product, but some will appreciate the spectacles.
     
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    Most people won't even know WTF they are, so they can't really care.
     
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    So, the original model didn't sell well, and someone in the organization said, "well, of course, that's because they aren't waterproof", and all the people around the table nodded in agreement?
     
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    As far as glasses go, they don't look bad.
     

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