Snapchat announced in September it would release its first hardware product - Spectacles - which is a much cooler version of Google Glass.
Snapchat Spectacles were found in the latest Snapchat app update for iOS which was released Tuesday. You’ll see Spectacles right under “My Account, found below Memories.
The description reads, “Spectacles are sunglasses that Snap! Learn more about Spectacles here,” and directs users to Spectacles.com.
Snap Inc.’s Spectacles are glasses that have a built-in Snap video camera, says the company. Spectacles can record up to 10 seconds at a time when the wearer taps the button on the left-hand corner of the glasses. To add additional time, the wearer can simply tap again to record for 30 more seconds. To stop recording, press and hold the same button.
As a highlighted feature, Snapchat Spectacles can also connect to Snapchat.
Snapchat Spectacles will be available in the fall, and they will cost $129.99. Compared to Google Glass, which costs $1,500 when they first came out.
For now, Spiegel told the Wall Street Journal he sees Snap Inc’s new product as a toy. “It’s about us figuring out if it fits into people’s lives and seeing how they like it," Spiegel told the Journal.
We’re not exactly sure when Snapchat’s Spectacles will roll out, but the Information reported the glasses will be available through select retailers.
In the last few weeks, Spectacle ads have been on buildings all over the U.S. and have been spotted internationally. Images have also been shared on Twitter, especially through Snap’s Spectacles Twitter account.