Surely they don’t expect us walking around with these ridiculous spectacles.
Snapchat, the company responsible for the whole of humanity’s recent hunger for filming their every activity, yesterday unveiled its new name Snap Inc. It also unveiled a new piece of hardware; glasses that come with inbuilt cameras that capture videos you can upload immediately via the Snapchat app.
WELL, THANKS TO
SNAPCHATSNAP, YOU CAN NOW HAVE THE TIME OF YOUR LIFE AT A WIZKID CONCERT AND SHOW THE WORLD AT THE SAME TIME
This makes me think, what am I supposed to do with this? Does it even have a preset for me – I’m short sighted and I don’t suppose you just have it in your pocket till you need to film a Snapstory.
According to Wall Street Journal, when you slip Spectacles on and tap a button near the hinge, it records up to 10 seconds of video from your first-person vantage. Each new tap records another clip.
That’s how it works but what happens when you run out of battery?
Well, you simply put in inside its special case to charge again.... when fully charged, it can film an entire day’s worth of events according to Verge
The glasses will cost $130 (that could be anything between 40,000 to 500,000 these days), will come in one size, and be available in three colours: black, teal, and coral.
How do I transfer the video?
Apple iPhone trumps Droids... yet again. “If you have an Android device, you have to transfer them via Wi-Fi. If you have an iOS device, they will transfer by default via the glasses' Bluetooth connection. Or, you can choose to can transfer them at a higher resolution over Wi-Fi”. That’s what Verge said.
The glasses Spiegel refers to as a “toy” is designed to be worn for “kicks” during fun activities that require active participation like an outdoor barbeque or something like that. Spiegel also admits it will take some time getting used to “We’re going to take a slow approach to rolling them out... It’s about us figuring out if it fits into people’s lives and seeing how they like it.”
With Instagram joining in the game, CEO Evan Spiegel is hoping this can re-establish Snapchat’s dominance as the one true annoying video exchange platform.
So back to the original question, what are we supposed to do with this piece of hardware?
Wear it clubbing and get reminded that there’s no sun inside?