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Will Snapchat’s Spectacles change the future of video taking?




 The Snapchat app logo is displayed on an iPad on August 3, 2016 in London, England.
The Snapchat app logo is displayed on an iPad on August 3, 2016 in London, England.
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Snapchat will release this fall it’s new camcorder sunglasses, giving the world of social media a new perspective on video taking.

Snapchat Spectacles let users tap the rim once for a 10 second video, and a maximum of 30 seconds of video can be recorded on the device which comes in coral, teal or black at a cost of $130.

But questions are being raised on the difference between Spectacles and Google Glass, which fizzled out after it’s release, even with more features than Snapchat’s new tech toy. The impact of Spectacles on social media could give the new gadget an edge over its Google predecessor. Celebrities and bloggers could use the device to get exclusive footage of red carpet events, music festivals and their fabulous everyday lives, setting a trend for the general public to follow.

What do you think about the new Snapchat Spectacles? Will they change the face of video taking, or will it be a short-lived social media trend?

Guest:

Josh Constine, editor-at-large for TechCrunch and author of the article, “The hopes and headaches of Snapchat’s glasses