Snapchat has a new name!

Snapchat has recently announced some pretty exciting changes! Not only have they changed the name to ‘Snap Inc’ but they’ve also revealed that they are venturing from software into hardware! Now that ‘Snapchat Spectacles’ have been confirmed by their founder Evan Spiegel there’s been a mixed reaction.

Check out these glorious looking ‘Spectacles’ in the link below…

The video shows a man wearing a pair of sunglasses, which he taps on the top to activate the camera lens in the upper left corner. It has since been confirmed that ten second bursts of video can be recorded at a time in a ‘human vision’ fashion. The videos are sent to your smartphone and are shared via the Snapchat app. Pretty cool, hey?

Spiegel justified the glasses by describing the prototype he had tested. “…we were walking through the woods, stepping over logs, looking up at the beautiful trees. And when I got the footage back and watched it, I could see my own memory, through my own eyes – it was unbelievable. It’s one thing to see images of an experience you had, but it’s another thing to have an experience of the experience. It was the closest I’d ever come to feeling like I was there again.”

This gear does come with a price tag of $129.99 though, but when compared to ‘Google Glass’ at a hefty $1,500 it doesn’t seem so bad after all! They go on sale later this year – perfect for Christmas!

It will be interesting to see take off after the issues that Google faced when they created their ‘Google Glass’ – a pair of glasses with a front facing camera. Spectacles look pretty trendy and are being aimed at a completely different age range to Google Glass so who knows what the future holds for this wearable technology.

We’re not sure about you, but we’re excited to see what they’ll be like!