Snapchat unveils updated version of Spectacles

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It's interesting that Snap has decided, once again, to introduce their spectacles.

The glasses will be available to buy from Spectacles.com or within Snapchat's app.

The video recording only lasts for 10 seconds, though extra taps can extend the clip up to 30 seconds. But the fervor soon fizzled, and the company disclosed past year that it was sitting on hundreds of thousands of unsold pairs and took a $40 million loss on the glasses. To take a still photo, just press and hold. Spectacles 2.0 are not a type of AR glasses, but the lightweight camera technology and design could presage future ventures into AR. There's 4GB of storage on board letting you store up to 150 videos or 3,000 photos.

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In truth, the glasses do kind of address a pain point of smartphone users: It lets you capture a photo or short video almost instantaneously, without needing to whip your phone out of your pocket or open a camera app. The battery size has remained the same and Spectacles can be recharged in their case up to four times before the case itself needs to be recharged. Unfortunately for Snap, that excitement for the product didn't last long, with the company making more devices than they could sell, and reports that owners didn't actually use them for very long. It should also be noted that the OG Specs only sold 220,000 pairs and Snap was left holding the bag on a huge excess of Spectacles and a $40 million write-off.

They cost $149.99, a $20 increase over the first version. To snap a photograph, press and hold the same button. They were a viral hit at first and people waited hours to get their hands on a pair.

The new colors of Spectacles. Snap doesn't provide an official water-resistance rating though.

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Snapchat is also collaborating with Lensabl to offer prescription and polarized lenses for customers in the US. Spectacles are now more comfortable to wear with a smaller profile, and they're water resistant - so you can bring them to the beach, or your next pool party! And everything will be transferred in HD quality so hopefully no grainy or blurry images and videos (unless that was your intent). Currently, sales are limited to the US, Canada, Great Britain, and France.

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