Snap Spectacles: Are They the Face Camera We’ve Been Waiting For? | WIRED

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  • Published on:  Thursday, April 26, 2018
  • You have to give Snap credit for giving hardware another try. Its first attempt, the face-camera called Spectacles, fell short of spectacular. But they're back with a new version. The yellow rings around the lenses are gone (the company decided the LED lights were enough of an indication that users are recording video). The new model is more expensive ($150) but it's water-resistant, comes in new colors, and has enhanced imaging capabilities.

    WIRED's Lauren Goode and Arielle Pardes test drive the new Snap Spectacles at California's Great America.

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  • .m.


     5 days ago

    they're both so attractive

  • vrmkk


     10 months ago

    Does Snapchat have any filter that make the spectacles look less ugly?

  • Pascal de Aguiar

    Pascal de Aguiar

     11 months ago

    The circular format is awful

  • Vanburen Studios

    Vanburen Studios

     a years ago

    Instagram need to bring out their own version of these

  • Neil Fordan

    Neil Fordan

     a years ago

    subscribed for lauren :)

  • Lexus Fox

    Lexus Fox

     a years ago

    I just want the ruby Spectacles because they combine with one of my burgundy Evisu sweatshirts.

    It’s techy, but also stylish, just my vibe.

  • Liam Dun

    Liam Dun

     a years ago

    The spectacles also record audio?

  • Matija Milovanović

    Matija Milovanović

     a years ago +1

    • Looks same, just a bit different color
    • Less battery life
    • Stil looks like something only Elton John might wear

    How to improve these? Use the opposite strategy:

    • Make them look like more like normal glasses, a bit stealthier
    • Longer battery life, maybe also implement live streaming
    • Instead of these bulky plastic circles, you should make them feel more premium, as in $150 premium (that's how much Ray Ban costs)

    Everybody hated Google glasses but they were more useful than these are, although they too made you look like an alien.

  • John Licoski

    John Licoski

     a years ago

    I clicked on the video and the moment I realized Lauren is now with Wired I hit subscribe.

  • Space Dog

    Space Dog

     a years ago

    When Google does it it's "Creepy" When Snapchat does it it's "the Face Camera We’ve Been Waiting For".

  • Natsu Baruah Jr

    Natsu Baruah Jr

     a years ago

    Yanny Goode

  • sweiland75


     a years ago

    It will fail just like Google Glasses

  • Jo Hammond

    Jo Hammond

     a years ago

    Woooooo Lauren's back!

  • Ruben


     a years ago

    $150... Make them $50 with different designs and then maybe.

  • Bobbie Koppejan

    Bobbie Koppejan

     a years ago

    Or maybe use a not circular format so the footage is actually useful

  • Mister Smith

    Mister Smith

     a years ago

    Anyone wearing these should be punched firmly in the face.

    Fucken spies.

  • Machi FREEMAN

    Machi FREEMAN

     a years ago

    You can be that much of a nerd if you don't know what's the difference between the circular video and a 16:9

  • Cole Haskins

    Cole Haskins

     a years ago +1

    Lol the comments are just a Lauren roast

  • Cole Haskins

    Cole Haskins

     a years ago +1

    Lauren what happened to The Verge?

  • Ricardo I.

    Ricardo I.

     a years ago

    I love this comparison. If has a Spectacles squared, maybe I will buy one. The frame in the same colour of the glasses are better than the old yellow frame. It is like a regular sun glasses. Awesome.