Have you ever really sat down and thought about the saying “walk a mile in his shoes?”, Snapchat obviously has with their latest product in video sharing technology. Snapchat’s new video-recording glasses, rightfully called Spectacles, are now on the market and are being sold for $129.
Its wide angle captures 115 degrees, imitating the natural perspective of vision, allowing a wide view for optimal video recording. Similar to the way videos work on Snapchat, video clips can be ten seconds in length.
Videos taken on the smart sunglasses can be posted immediately to the Snapchat app, which can be viewed on any smart device at any orientation. The glasses are always ready to record on standby, wearers just have to press the button on their specs and it begins recording in ten-second increments.
With this kind of portable, on-the-go technology, the possibilities are vast and users can be creative which will be appealing for many different reasons. This will also be handy to have in a theme park or on innovative high altitude attractions. Sky diving, hiking excursions, high speed race car driving, and even watching the dogs at the dog park can all be fun uses for the Spectacles. The adult film industry could benefit from video filming glasses as well.
Chefs and bakers can use the glasses to show viewers a different angle in the kitchen that cooking shows in the past haven’t been able to offer. The ability to see exactly what another human is viewing just as they viewed it themselves is a special kind of way to showcase memories as they occur.
Just when you thought it couldn’t get any more high-tech and futuristic, the company is selling their new product out of vending machines. These pop-up stores have appeared in big cities around the world to drum up business and get people excited for the new product. The majority of sales are online and live-action video ready users can expect to put on their shades in two to four weeks.
As of September 24, 2016, Snapchat’s company changed their name to Snap Inc. to become more than just a social media platform. Initial public offering for Snap is valued between $16 and $19 billion. Surprisingly, this ballpark range is lower than what was expected from the company.