September 25, 2016

Snapchat Hopes To Repeat Google’s Mistakes

Snapchat decided to release its first hardware product: Spectacles. This is great news for anyone hoping to recycle some of their Google Glass jokes. Snapchat’s new sunglasses, available this fall, contain a tiny camera that will record video without the laborious hassle of taking out a phone. Finally, a device that lets you record your epic lifestyle while freeing up both hands to do something else on your phone. If Google Glass taught us anything, it’s that not all wearables are really that wearable. The idea that someone can be unknowingly recorded from a pair of sunglasses is sure to strike fear whenever someone in those glasses approaches. But if we can look past that, it may actually work. Still, Glass wearers were quickly labeled “glassholes” and there are limitless possibilities with the name Spectacles.

Yes, I want to sound marginally more intelligent: