Snapchat, which recently rebranded itself as Snap Inc.—“a camera company”—is launching its first piece of hardware this fall: Spectacles. The glasses have a beachy vibe, come in three colors (black, teal, or coral), and take us one step closer to “The Entire History of You” episode of Black Mirror where literally all of your life is captured on camera.
A first glimpse at the video glasses is shown in the teaser above, which comes via Laughing Squid, demonstrating the glasses’ click-to-record activation and some totally rad bowl thrashing (is that skater lingo?!).
According to Snap, the glasses—which will record 10-second videos at a time—will allow users to go back and experience memories via a visceral, first-person point of view, rather than the relatively less personal point of view provided by holding out your phone or camera. To this end, Snap has made the videos that the camera takes circular to achieve a “human perspective…”
The Spectacles will be able to record a full day’s worth of memories on a single charge, and will wirelessly deliver them via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi directly to your Snapchat account. Evan Spiegel, the CEO of Snap, described how the glasses transformed his latest vacation videos in a recent Wall Street Journal article: “‘[W]hen I got the footage back and watched it, I could see my own memory, through my own eyes—it was unbelievable. It’s one thing to see images of an experience you had, but it’s another thing to have an experience of the experience.'”
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Images: Snap Inc.