Snap has come with its second-gen Spectacles for the summer. It has an unchanged design with some hardware upgrades for better photo and video capture. If you did not want to buy the first one when it was launched last year, you would probably not care for these. Second-gen Spectacles come with $150 of pricing which is $20 dollar more expensive than the previous one, and they are now slimmer, a bit lighter, and water-resistant enough to splash about with in a pool.
Snap’s Spectacles 2.0
It allows you to capture 10-second and 30-second videos at a resolution of 1216 × 1216 pixels, as well as 1642 × 1642 pixels photos. It also comes with a second mic for improved audio capture, and transferring your content to your phone over an ad-hoc Wi-Fi network, which is four times faster than before. There is enough memory available to shoot 150 videos or 3,000 photos before you need to make space for new ones. The battery in it allows you to shoot 70 videos on a single charge. There comes a charging case included in it which can juice up the glasses four times before it needs recharging its own. It is worth noting that why Snap is still interested in these. The company made a loss of some $40 million with the first version of these Spectacles, and coming with the second version does not overcome the major hurdles: these spectacles are like a GoPro for your face, but people around you might find this creepy. Also, not everyone needs a front-facing hands-free camera. This does not mean that Snap should discontinue to make hardware. It is business to create different fun ways for people to connect, interact, and share moments online, and that means trying out different ideas that may seem silly at first.
But, these Spectacles do not seem like something innovative. Maybe the company bring the next edition with dual cameras for 3D effects. So, it is all about trying different ideas and coming with something new. Also, there’s going to be many people who find this attractive. If you do, you can select your glasses, which are available in three colors in the US, the UK, Canada, and France. They will be arriving in Finland, Ireland, Italy, Poland, Norway, Netherlands, and Belgium on May 3.