Back in 2014, people the world over couldn't wait to get there hands on Google's new toy, Google Glass. The wearable computer promised to usher in a new era of technology with features like augmented reality and bone conduction based audio. The prototype, priced at a not so modest $1500, had a relatively short run in stores before google stopped production and went back to the drawing board. Now we fast-forward to September of 2016. Snapchat, the ever expanding social app, has decided to make a wearable device in the form of a wearable Bluetooth camera. The Snapchat Spectacles, while not as versatile as Google Glass, has already amassed a solid position in the wearable technology market. Distributed via the use of the impressively unique, roaming vending machines known as Snapbots, Snapchat Spectacles are available in a limited supply for $130 per pair.
The air of mystery surrounding these tech-specs has been slowly lifting as we get closer to Christmas and so far we've learned that:
The glasses connect to your Snapchat Memories via Bluetooth and can record a 10-second snap with the push of a button.
You can add an additional 10 seconds by pressing the button again for a max 30 seconds of recording time.
They come in three colores: black, teal and coral.
A full charge allows for approximately 100 snaps.
Another cool feature to the Spectacles is the ability to fit them with prescription lenses. LensCrafters has been outfitting the glasses for $99 a pair, which increased the Spectacles popularity even more. What do you guys think about Snapchat's latest toy? Know of any features I may have missed? For the latest and greatest in new tech, be sure to subscribe to Yagoli.