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Snap's Spectacles 3 add second camera for depth perception, get $380 price tag

By Shawn Knight · 4 replies
Aug 13, 2019 at 11:15 AM
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  1. The rumors were more or less accurate, if not a little late. Snap on Tuesday announced a new version of its Spectacles sunglasses that introduces dual cameras to “capture the world in 3D.”

    The new Spectacles 3 are built using a lightweight steel frame with cameras mounted on either side of the frame and are offered in your choice of carbon (black) or mineral (a rose gold / beige) color schemes. Given the circular lenses and sharp angles of the frame, they almost look steampunk-like.

    Spectacles 3 also include a suite of new 3D effects to take your snaps to the next level.

    Snap isn’t exactly forthcoming with specifications on its new glasses. According to various reports, however, the glasses will be able to capture 70 videos and more than 200 photos on a single charge. The integrated 4GB of memory can store around 100 videos or 1,200 photos. The included carrying case doubles as a charging bank that can recharge the Spectacles up to four times.

    Notably, Snap’s Spectacles 3 aren’t water resistant like last year’s model was.

    They’re available to pre-order from today and will ship this fall.

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  2. psycros

    psycros TS Evangelist Posts: 2,777   +2,589

    This design is the opposite of what people would want from high-tech sunglasses. An uber-nerd would want something with an aesthetic that had "punk" in its description while everyone else wants super secret spy camera glasses.
     
  3. kevbev89

    kevbev89 TS Maniac Posts: 193   +169

    I have never seen anybody use spectacles before. Is there actually a market for this?
     
  4. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 4,524   +3,085

    Somebody needs to explain these people what the word "flop" actually means in the context of a product line. Google, for example, understood it quickly, so they are wisely re-targeting Google Glass as a professional-use gadget. But these Snap folks, they just don't get it, do they?
     
  5. tkabou

    tkabou TS Booster Posts: 49   +68

    For zero dollars, my own eyes provide me with all the "3D" experience I may ever need.
     

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