THE Snap, owner of the once very popular Snapchat, announced on Tuesday (13) the third generation of its camera glasses. Or rather, with cameras: the Spectacles 3 brings two of them to allow the user to register images with 3D effect.
If the first generation of Spectacles was far from a success, the second, launched last year, does not seem to have done any better. Maybe that’s why the company decided to go further with Spectacles 3: the accessory has two HD cameras to increase the perception of depth in the images.
The goal is to allow the user to create photos and videos with different types of 3D effects. Snap plans to even allow external developers to create effects based on the new feature.
The Spectacles 3 cameras are positioned just above the lens. The mode of operation is similar to that of previous generations. The user only needs to press a button at the top to start the image capture. LEDs around the cameras will indicate when a recording is in progress.
After that, the user can synchronize the glasses with an Android smartphone or an iPhone to edit the content and publish it on social networks, including Snapchat itself, of course. It is just not possible to send the content automatically to the service: Snap says that technical limitations prevent this possibility.
By default, photos are recorded in 1642 × 1642 pixel format. The videos have a resolution of 1216 × 1216 pixels. The glasses have 4 GB of storage capacity.
Spectacles 3 is undeniably more interesting than previous models – and also weirder: that metal bar at the top didn’t really appeal to me.
But the problem is the price: the glasses will be launched in November, but they are pre-sold for US $ 380. It is more than double the second generation Spectacles, which was launched for US $ 150 (and was already considered expensive) ).
The glasses will be launched in carbon (black) and mineral (a shade reminiscent of copper). Both versions have a steel frame and adjustable tips, as well as a battery charging case.
With information: The Verge.