Alternative products to Spectacles

16 alternative and related products to Spectacles

Spectacles

Embedded camera sunglasses by Snapchat

Capture amazing stories for your friends, for memories and for Snapchat, just the way you see them! Spectacles are innovative glasses with circle camera to let you see everything in front of your gaze, so you can rotate your phone while watching and never miss a thing! They come with a charging case so you cannot run out of battery! Smile, snap!

16 Alternatives to Spectacles

Glasses with a holographic display only you can see 👓📲🤓

Focals are custom-built glasses with a transparent holographic display only you can see. Focals let you see and respond to texts, get turn-by-turn directions, check the weather, request an Uber, talk to Amazon Alexa and more — all without looking away from your surroundings or calling attention to yourself.

Pre-order now: shop.bynorth.com

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Twitter
KW is a hub for innovators & tech companies - and @focalsbynorth is a prime example. Congratulations to the entire team on your launch. https://t.co/dXKe9icchJ
Uncrate
If smart eyewear can achieve mainstream success, it might be through this new release from North. Focals are their augmented reality eyewear without a screen and instead rely on light that filters through a holographic lens with a display that...
Engadget
"Focals are a pair of everyday smart glasses that are designed from the eyewear-first perspective," Stephen Lake, North's CEO and co-founder, told Engadget. "We realized that it can't be like previous approaches of smart glasses, where they try to stick a computer or tech on your face."
CNBC
Google and Intel made smart glasses - Google Glass and Vaunt - but neither product took off with consumers. Now, a start-up called North, formally Thalmic Labs, is introducing a pair of smart glasses that it thinks will appeal to the masses because the design looks so similar to normal glasses.
Wareable
While Silicon Valley shoots for total mixed reality immersion, the 500-person strong North (previously Thalmic Labs) has spent five years building Focals, a pair of stylish, everyday smartglasses. Focals are in many ways what you wanted Google Glass to be. They use an invisible holographic display that can show subtle overlays like...
Techvibes
Wearables; the mention of the word evokes something different in everyone, whether it's a sleek metal watch that tracks heartbeats while streaming Spotify, or a bulky pair of goggles that any person-a techie or not-wouldn't be caught dead wearing in...
VentureBeat
Well-financed wearables company Thalmic Labs is no more - the Canadian startup today announced that it will henceforth be known as North. But more important than that, Thalmic Labs North finally unveiled its second product: holographic smart glasses.
The Globe and Mail
A once-sawdust-ridden corner of a former woodworking shop in Waterloo, Ont., is now a tightly sealed laboratory where even a single speck of dust is considered a threat to the big gamble that one of the region's highest-profile technology companies is undertaking.
9 Alternatives to Focals by North

Sunglasses that capture your world, the way you see it.

Sunglasses that capture your world, the way you see it.

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Snap
We've made your favorite hands-free camera even better!
TechCrunch
so the opposite of Google Glass Photos, not just video. No yellow ring alerting people to the camera. Underwater-capable. Classier colors with lighter lenses. Prescription options. Faster syncing. And a much smaller charging case. Snapchat fixed the biggest pain points of its Spectacles camera sunglasses with V2, which launch today for $150.
The Verge
Snap today released the next generation of Spectacles, its wearable camera, with new features for taking photos and water resistance. The sunglasses, which have the same striking form as the first-generation model, have been slimmed down and now come in three jewel tones: onyx (black), ruby (red), and sapphire (blue).
10 Alternatives to Spectacles v2

Find the perfect frames using iPhone X’s TrueDepth camera

Glasses by Warby Parker cleverly using the iPhone’s camera to take maps of people’s faces, and use that data to recommend styles of glasses that will best fit your face. It’s a step beyond the digital try on system the company has previously offered, where it would try to place a virtual pair of glasses on a picture to let you see how it looks.

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TechCrunch
Warby Parker is today introducing virtual try-on to let shoppers select a pair of frames and instantly see how they look. The tech was built on Apple's ARKit, and the feature is only available to users on the Warby Parker iOS app on an iPhone X or later.
The Verge
The iPhone X has only been out for a few days, but we're already seeing people take advantage of the face mapping technology on the phone in numerous ways. Some, like Animoji karaoke are more entertaining than useful, but others - like Warby Parker's new app - are a little more useful (as spotted by Joanna Stern on Twitter.)
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9 Alternatives to Glasses by Warby Parker

A new way to look and capture the world you see 😎

Nico and Veronica. Both designs come in black-on-black with polarized lenses, effortlessly combining form and function to create our most fashionable hands-free camera. They capture up to 70 videos or hundreds of photos on a single charge — then transfer them to your phone, wirelessly.

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WIRED
Snap's camera-enabled Spectacles get an update today with two new styles of frames. The new sunnies look less like the circular Spectacles of yore, and more like something a knock-off Anna Wintour might wear, were she interested in being on the other side of the paparazzo's lens.
The Verge
If the main hangup that's kept you from purchasing Snap's Spectacles has been their design, two new models that the company is introducing today might eliminate those hesitations. Snap has just announced the new Veronica and Nico styles of Spectacles 2.
15 Alternatives to Spectacles Nico + Veronica

Make your view circular just like Spectacles 🕶

SnapView is a tool that turns any video in circular format to (make it look like) it came from Spectacles!

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Digital Bounds
The hype around Snap(chat) Spectacles revolves around how the company is disputing their new hardware accessory to the app. You're only able to buy Spectacles through a vending machine which pops up at random locations around the country - when I say "around the country," I mean Calfornia, and so far, Oklahoma and Arizona.
Engadget Deutschland
Rahul M von Tagsdock hat sich einen Tweet von Producthunt zu Herzen genommen, die gefordert hatten, irgendwer möge doch bitte ein Tool programmieren, das runde Videos wie die der Snapchat Spec...
Redmond Pie
SnapView is a tool that will turn your videos into circular format so they look like been shot using Snapchat Spectacles. There's been plenty of excitement around Snapchat over the last few years, and more so in the last part of this year as the company has not only added a ton of new features to its mobile apps, but also positions itself under the Snap Inc.
Medium
Update(1 Dec 2016): According to intellectual property claim from Snap Inc. I'm not allowed to use the word "Snap", "ghost & spectacles emoji's". So renamed SnapView to RoundView and moved the site to roundviewapp.heroku.com 💛. RoundView is a simple tool to make your videos look like recorded using Spectacles.
7 Alternatives to SnapView

Bose Frames feature two classic silhouettes with built-in Bose speakers for an immersive audio experience unlike any other

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Gizmodo
Earlier this year, Bose showed off a product concept that seemed like the Snapchat Spectacles of the audio world, complete with buzzwords such as augmented reality and digital assistants littered throughout this description. But for a company like Bose not normally known for taking a lot of chances, it seemed like the glasses were just a tech demo until Bose… See more
TechCrunch
Back in March we first caught wind that Bose is dabbling in augmented reality, with the launch of a new wearable SDK. Seems the headphone maker is ready to bring that technology to market, launching its first headset next month. Don't let the AR name fool you. Frames are actually "audio augmented r...
The Verge
Bose has officially announced a consumer release of Frames, its augmented reality sunglasses that use sound rather than sight to relay information. At launch, the glasses will mainly be focussed on using a built-in microphone and open-ear headphones to interact with Siri and Google Assistant.
6 Alternatives to Bose Frames

High-quality goggles that remove plastic from our oceans.

The cost of producing a pair of snow goggles is not reflected in the price that you pay for them. Our idea is to provide better value for money with a lower price and better quality. Not only that, we also clean up 10kg of plastic from our oceans for every pair of goggles we sell. We think that’s pretty great and our 1000 backers seem to agree.

4 Alternatives to MessyWeekend Snow Goggles

A wearable camera disguised as a ring💍 📸

Insta Ring is a high quality 12 mega pixel photo camera closed in a body of a ring. Once you make picture with Insta Ring you can immediately transfer it directly to your smartphone (iOS or Android) and post it on your social media. It has 32GB flash storage memory and it's always ready for action.

5 Alternatives to Insta Ring
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