Snapchat Is Making Sunglasses With A Built-In Camera

The company also changed its name to Snap Inc., a move which CEO Evan Spiegel said reflects the company’s future. “Now that we are developing other products, like Spectacles, we need a name that goes beyond just one product,” he wrote in a blog post. Snap Inc. is described on its website as “a camera company.

The tiny wireless camera built into the sunglasses will be capable of recording “a day’s worth of Snaps on a single charge,” according to the Spectacles announcement. Recording is as simple as tapping a button near the hinge and, since Spectacles will be wirelessly linked to your smartphone, the Snaps are then automatically added to your Memories.

Since Snapchat has always been limited to smartphone cameras, the new hardware opens up a whole new world. Plus, users will be able to have their hands free, which will lend a more personal, first-person perspective to Snaps. 

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