Spectacles v2 launch for $150 with sleeker design and improved features

Snapchat launches Spectacles V2 camera glasses you’ll actually wear	...so the opposite of Google Glass		
		
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Unlike version 1, v2 fixes numerous pain points of the original Spectacles.

Snapchat has expected larger sales of the spectacles V1 due to which later they have to suffer a great amount of loss.

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Similarly, the Google Glass smart spectacles, launched in 2013, famously earned its wearers the sobriquet "Glasshole", and the company eventually stopped producing the device in 2015. The onboard storage can hold about 150 videos and 3,000 photos.

Spectacles can record 10-second video snippets, which are created to approximate one's natural field of vision.

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You can find the new Snap Spectacles on the dedicated shopping website for your region. Video resolution is now 1,216 x 1,216 instead of 1,088 x 1,088, while the new photo mode (there wasn't one before) grabs Snaps at 1,642 x 1,642. But the fervor soon fizzled, and the company disclosed previous year that it was sitting on hundreds of thousands of unsold pairs and took a $40 million loss on the glasses.

Snapchat on Thursday began selling a new version of its eyewear with built-in cameras after the first version failed to catch on with users of the youth-oriented social network. Well cosmetically they're a lot more natural, with far slimmer arms than before to make them feel more like eyewear and less like computer, and they come in a more appealing set of colours: black, red or blue. The new features include a smaller frame for a better fit and water resistance, along with higher quality sound and visual capture capabilities. Their charging case is also getting shrunk.

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The Spectacles are now water-resistant in shallow water as well. Ticker's shares touched $14.54 during the last trading session after 6.97% change.Snap Inc.is downtrending after having declined 32.02% since April 26, 2017. Three new colors are available, onyx, ruby, and sapphire, with two different lenses per color variant. Snap is also working with the online lens company Lensabl to provide prescription lenses for those of us who are not gifted in the vision department.

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