Commentary: The company's new video camera-equipped sunglasses are tacky, colorful and look like crappy $8 shades from a souvenir stand. That's their genius.
When Google released a limited number of Google Glass devices to eager beta testers a few years back, I found myself one day sitting next to a kid in a coffee shop wearing one. I waited for the jerking gestures of his head to pause to ask him how he liked this much-hyped future of […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)
Rumors surrounding shakeups at Snapchat have been circulating for months. Chief among them was the launch of a Google Glass-like accessory. Over the weekend, Snapchat announced plans to deliver a set of glasses complete with built-in video camera. Show More Summary
Snapchat's latest concept will remind you of Google Glass, but that's the last thing they want.
The company, now rebranded as Snap, has taken several smart steps to ensure its wearable product won't flop.
MG Siegler: First and foremost, the very direct framing of Spectacles as a toy is smart. Under-promise, over-deliver 101. As many have noted, basically the opposite of Google Glass. Partially as a result of the stigma around that product, Snap had a very tight rope to walk here. Show More Summary
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Recording what you see for ten seconds? That's something only the seflie crowd will love.
In just a few short years, Google Glass became a legendary gaffe. The wearable computer made real-life head-mounted displays a reality, but its ability to discreetly take video rubbed a lot of people the wrong way. Because of privacy...Show More Summary
Snap Inc.'s Spectacles look like a fun pair of smart glasses for the Snapchat crowd, and they'll probably avoid Google Glass' disastrous fate.
What do you think about Snap’s first hardware product — their newly announced Spectacles? Maybe you’re thinking about Google Glass, the spectacularly failed hardware project that took the world by storm for not much more than a minute?...Show More Summary
Specialized Smart Glasses Ironically, smart specs (like Google Glasses) turned out to be a pretty dumb idea for mainstream users. The tech wasn’t quite there and the idea of...
Vanishing message service Snapchat announced Saturday it will launch a line of video-catching sunglasses, a spin on Glass eyewear abandoned by Google more than a year ago.
After a brief flurry of leaks, Snap Inc., formerly Snapchat, has revealed its latest product, Snapchat Spectacles. The product follows in a similar line of wearables to Google Glass, adding a camera to a regular pair of sunglasses. Snapchat Spectacles feature a 115-degree lens that mimics the viewing range of the human eye, [...]
Snapchat is the only company cool enough to possibly dismantle the Google Glass stigma. Awkward, useless, and a threat to privacy are how many think of computers you wear on your face. Can Snapchat show off the masterful marketing and...Show More Summary
Snapchat on Friday surprised everyone with two big announcements: First, the company has changed its name from Snapchat to Snap Inc., and second, the company will sell its first-ever hardware product this fall: a pair of sunglasses with...Show More Summary
If Google Glass isn’t quite your thing, you might find Snapchat’s new camera-equipped glasses a bit more fun to wear, once they hit the shelves this fall for $130.
Snapchat has entered the hardware market, everyone. Also, they want to be called Snap Inc. now, and they're a "camera company" not a social media platform. [ more › ]
It seems like it was ages ago that Google Glass was the future that nobody wanted . The wearable tech had at least one bad design flaw—it seemed to get its early adopters punched in the face because people didn’t like the camera being pointed at them. Now, Snapchat thinks people are finally ready for glasses-mounted personal recording devices. Read more...
Snap Specs avoid the pitfalls that undid Google Glass. The post Snapchat's Wild New Specs Won't Share Google Glass's Fate appeared first on WIRED.