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The 26-years old Evan Spiegel has made the world addictive of its quirky smartphone app- Snapchat. The application now accounts as one of the most widely used messaging app around the globe and is giving a hard time to other popular apps such as Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, WhatsApp and others.
Snapchat has more than 150 million daily users, which is nearly 15 million more than Twitter.
Evan has now stepped out from the software zone and has introduced the company's first hardware product- Spectacles. It's a pair of glasses that shoots videos and beam it on your smartphone. So you are actually recording what you see and can send it across your Snapchat contacts.
Let's find out more about the Snapchat's Spectacles.
What’s different about it?
Spectacles' camera uses a 115-degree-angle lens, which is wider than a typical smartphone's camera lens and will sit much closer to the eyes' natural field of view. The spectacle's sturdy frame integrates a camera that can record 10-second video clips from the first-person point of view. The recording starts with a single tap on a button positioned on the hinge of the glasses and subsequent taps record new clips.
Shoot what you see
With Snapchat's Spectacles, you record what your eyes see. Videos recorded are then beamed to a smartphone with Snapchat signed in, where users can choose what to post and whom to post. The video syncs wirelessly to a smartphone making it really easy to use.
Circular videos that matches human vision
Snapchat's Spectacles are also capable of recording a circular video, different from the rectangular or square recordings made by most cameras devices. The circular videos look more like the human vision.
From Snapchat to Snap Inc.
With the introduction of Spectacles, the company has now rebranded itself as Snap Inc. CEO Evan Spiegel says that the decision reflects the firm's expansion beyond its flagship app- Snapchat.
Pricing and Availability
Spectacles will cost around Rs. 8,000 and will hit the market by the first quarter of 2017. As per Snapchat, the glasses won't be distributed widely as Spiegel wants to take a slow approach to rolling them out, depending on how people like them.