Snap Inc. will release Spectacles this fall for $130, but only a limited number of pairs will be available. The company wants to proceed slowly in order to get a feel of how people like it, and probably to see how well the initial stocks sell, before making more. Since he obviously doesn't expect to make big bucks out of Spectacles from the get-go, WSJ asked Spiegel why he designed them. His answer? "Because it's fun." If other people find the glasses fun, as well -- and, hey, unlike the Google Glass, these look like something a lot of people would wear -- then you might have an easier time finding a pair in the future.
*Update: Snap Inc. uploaded a video with sample footage below. Based on what we can see, Spectacle-captured videos share the same look with those captured with fisheye lens.
Just setting up my Twitter. #myfirstTweet— Snap Inc. (@Snap) September 24, 2016
JUST IN: Snapchat to release first hardware product called "Spectacles" this fall; video-sharing sunglasses to be priced at $129.99 - DJ— CNBC Now (@CNBCnow) September 24, 2016
Snapchat releases first hardware product, Spectacles https://t.co/LuY74KCorX 🔓— Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) September 24, 2016