Instant memories to be shared online.
Multimedia message application software company Snapchat launched its much-awaited sunglasses Spectacles that let people take 10-second video and upload them online. The glass comes with a 115-degree wide angle lens which can record a video on the go and upload it online using a mobile phone.
Spectacles are sunglasses with an integrated video camera that makes it easy to create memories, said Snap Inc., the parent company of Snapchat. Spectacles connect directly to Snapchat via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi and transfer the video directly into the app in new circular video format.
Circular video plays full screen on any device, in any orientation, and captures the human perspective with a 115-degree field of view.
The first hardware product of the California-based company saw huge demand soon after it was introduced in the US. Hundreds of people are lining up to purchase the $130 sunglass. As the demand for the product surged, people started selling the glass on eBay for as much as $1000, reported The Indian Express.
Snapchat is selling the glass through a vending machine named Snapboat. At present, there is only one vending machine which is placed in a location for a day. Its location is shared by the company 24 hours before its landing.
Spectacles can recognize the field of vision of a person. Video recorded using the glass can be transferred to a mobile phone. The device is compatible with iPhone 5 and later, running iOS 8 and above and Android devices running Android 4.3 and above with Bluetooth LE and Wi-Fi Direct. Users need to pair the device with a mobile phone before start using it. The video recording time can be increased up to 30 seconds.
A light fixed on the outside let people know that recording is going on. An inward-facing light alerts the user when recording starts. It comes in three color variants: Black, Teal, and Coral.