Spectacles v2

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

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#1 Product of the DayApril 26, 2018

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

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  • Sean M MastersLaunching since Space Shuttle Columbia.
    Pros: 

    Feature set looks great!

    Cons: 

    Requires Snapchat which is a show-stopper.

    As soon as these work with native Android apps (Camera, for example), you can count me in.

    Sean M Masters has never used this product.
  • Lance ScaddenData Finance / Angel Investor / CFA
    Pros: 

    One of the few ways to get "as you see it" footage instantly.

    Cons: 

    You look like a nut

    As others have mentioned, would be great if they worked outside of Snap

    Lance Scadden has never used this product.

Discussion

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Alexey SekachovHunter@sekachov
📷 Photo, not just video 💦 Underwater-capable ⚡️ Faster Syncing 😎 Lighter lenses 💰 $149.99
Braxton Huff 🙌🏻@3raxton · Creator traveling the world 🙌🏻
@alta1r wow that's a bit of a hefty price tag 😳
Timelinr@gotimelinr · The most fun you've ever had planning!
@alta1r @3raxton not really...
Andy P@andypngr · Founder of TapLab. Freelance designer.
@alta1r @3raxton @gotimelinr they couldn't even sell them at $129.99
Chase@billchase2 · Enabling Technologies Informationist
I feel like people have been especially negative toward the Spectacles and I don't understand why. I own a first generation pair and really enjoy them. They're a great way to capture memories as you go about your day. I especially enjoy using them while traveling: I take short videos throughout my trip and export them each night, giving me a fun overview video of my day. The video quality is good and the updated model is even better. While they could look a little cooler, I don't think they're terrible and I'm considering upgrading to the new ones.
Ryan HooverPro@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
I was hoping Snap would release non-sunglasses version of the Spectacles, but there are some welcome improvements here. Curious to hear everyone's first impressions. Are you going to buy these?
Chase@billchase2 · Enabling Technologies Informationist
@rrhoover You can purchase replacement lenses, including prescription. While it would cost a little extra, swapping the lenses would do the trick.
Lewis Bertolucci@lewis502 · Founder, Sellyhoo - Selling made simple.
@rrhoover I'll bite. I can applaud Snap in not waiting to perfect it, but creating a consumer product at the right price-point and iterating on it. Can your phone take pictures and videos, yes. Can it take it from this perspective, I'd argue no (look ma! no hands!). I see the longer-term value is understanding how people are using it, collection of data and the AR aspect. VR is so far behind on consumer adoption and cost, but this.... this is a step in the right direction. I'd anticipate monetization to occur in the form of AR (hey, looky there - it's a dancing taco - Taco Bell), in a 'more natural and seamless' integration (is a dancing taco natural, meh) with your normal wear down the road. I haven't seen any other product similar at this price point / style that millennials (and some others) would actually wear & use. Nicely done on making it more simple to use, the overall charging capabilities and waterproof (resistant) aspect. I'm in for one.
Matt@mzuvella · Director of Marketing @ FamePick
@rrhoover Evan didn't learn the first time around (they lost $40m)? They look better but problem is not with the glasses, its with the app.
Adam Kazwell@kaz · Product manager/observer
@rrhoover if people didn't like v1, I don't think v2 offers enough improvements to get them over the hump. (I own a v1 set, they're fun but I don't use em a ton because it's one more thing to take with me in addition to the camera that's already in my pocket)
Craig Davison@davisonio · Student
@rrhoover may buy today - although I'm not sure if they're releasing the rumoured $300 "pro" version. not sure if it should wait till those.
Renz Bernardo@ohitsmerenz
I love that their branching out the Snapchat branding and making it their own. Also i like the Made for Snapchat in the end, sorta feels like there are more products made for snap
Ryan HooverPro@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
@ohitsmerenz I expect to see more product lines "made by snap" soon. There are rumors they're working on a drone.
J.Quintanilla@jqlive · EVP Content Development @ DFTY
@ohitsmerenz @rrhoover "made to snap" would sound better
Anderson Faria Santos@andersonfsantos · Product Owner / Business Developer
So, can I use it for Instagram?
Chase@billchase2 · Enabling Technologies Informationist
@andersonfsantos Yep. Just import the photos/videos via the Snapchat app then export them to your camera roll.
Craig Davison@davisonio · Student
@andersonfsantos nah you'll have to stay with good ol snapchat :)
Thomas Burgess@ninjinka · Creator of Material Design Palette Deck
@andersonfsantos @billchase2 Yes, but you can't export in full HD from Snapchat or in anything but a circle crop.
Chase@billchase2 · Enabling Technologies Informationist
@andersonfsantos @ninjinka I personally don't mind the circle. But if you'd prefer it be square for Instagram, you can use apps like this: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/...
Thomas Burgess@ninjinka · Creator of Material Design Palette Deck
@andersonfsantos @billchase2 Interesting. You have to think you lose quite a bit of resolution, and when you have already been forced to export in SD, that's pretty bad.