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Snap launches redesigned Spectacles that look more like traditional sunglasses

By Shawn Knight
Sep 5, 2018
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  1. Snap on Wednesday introduced two new styles of its second-generation Spectacles. Dubbed Nico and Veronica, both models feature black-on-black themes and come with polarized lenses.

    What you really need to know, however, is that the new models look much more like traditional sunglasses than earlier iterations. Those not looking to make such a bold fashion statement or have it be so obvious that they’re packing a camera will no doubt find the new models more desirable.

    Snap launched its first-gen Spectacles in 2016. The wearable was initially a hot commodity due to artificial scarcity but once they became readily available, sales cooled considerably and Snap was left with lots of excess inventory.

    (Veronica on the left, Nico on the right)

    Nevertheless, the company pressed forward and released a second-gen product this past April. It carried a $20 premium over the original but offered the ability to capture both photos and videos whereas the first-gen model could only grab the latter.

    According to Snap, Spectacles 2 owners are capturing 40 percent more snaps compared to V1 users.

    Snap’s two new Spectacles are available as of writing from the company’s website priced at $199.99 (that’s $50 more than the original Spectacles 2). Like before, they are water resistant and come with a charging cable. Instead of a charging case, Nico and Veronica include a more traditional soft pouch case.

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  2. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 4,408   +2,954

    Not so much, unless you're blind and somehow can't see the two cameras protruding on sides.
  3. Capaill

    Capaill TS Evangelist Posts: 872   +480

    Maybe not up close. But if you're standing across the road from a school yard, I bet it would be hard to tell they are taking pictures. I really don't see how these can be legally allowed to exist.
    trparky likes this.
  4. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 4,408   +2,954

    Just yesterday I was in a similar spot, across the road, waiting for the lights to change, and there was a dog on a leash on the other side, taking crap just before crossing the road. I saw that, and now, I don't know why, this answer reminded me of exactly that. And I will remember that again If I see someone wearing these glasses.

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