Snapchat made fictional spy gear that is usually seen in movies come to life with its new product called Snapchat Spectacles. These glasses do not take photographs, but they take ten second videos that directly upload to your Snapchat when synced with your phone. These glasses cost $130 and come in the colors black, red, and blue. The camera in the glasses are supposed to take 115 degree videos that give the impression from the user’s point of view. On the side of the lens, there is a button that can be pressed to capture a video and clicked twice to stop recording. There is no need to worry about creepers taking videos without consent because a white light illuminates on the exterior of the lens to let others know that the user is currently taking a video. The case that holds the glasses can be charged when you’re not using the glasses, they can be placed in the case to charge. According to Snapchat, a full charge should last you a casual day of recording or approximately sixteen videos. If you want to buy it, you can try them on through the Snapchat filter from the code on their website. Unfortunately, these glasses are being sold only at pop-up vending machines and are limited in location.
The Snapchat CEO, Evan Spiegel, took a trip wearing the glasses and said, “I could see my own memory, through my own eyes—it was unbelievable. It is one thing to see images of an experience you had, but it’s another thing to have an experience of the experience. It was the closest I’d ever come to feeling like I was there again.” There have been concerns regarding how well it stays on and how sturdy it is, but users are saying that they stick pretty well while playing sports. Yet, there have been complaints about the audio; apparently the audio only seems to pick up the user's voice while everything else is fuzzy. So, there are pros and cons to this product but for all the Snapchat lovers out there, this is the best product for them.