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Snapchat's second-generation Spectacles camera glasses are waterproof, already available for US$150

Snapchat Spectacles v2 (Source: Snap Inc.)
Snapchat Spectacles v2 (Source: Snap Inc.)
The second-generation Spectacles camera glasses by Snapchat no longer feature a yellow ring that alerts people and can also shoot images, not just video. Capable of shooting underwater, this new accessory also comes with faster syncing, a slimmer frame and charging case, prescription options, and a price of US$149.99.

Although the first-generation Snapchat Spectacles camera glasses were far from perfect, around 220,000 pairs were sold so far. Now, the Spectacles V2 come to fix most issues encountered by the users of their predecessors, also adding a few new features.

These are the highlights of the Snapchat Spectacles V2 in a quick glance:

  • fully waterproof
  • prescription options
  • one-size-fits-most
  • faster syncing
  • compatible with Android 4.4 KitKat and later and iPhone 5 or later with iOS 10 or above, via WiFi Direct and Bluetooth LE
  • records videos 10 to 30 seconds long in 1,216 x 1,216 pixels
  • 1,642 x 1,642 pixels photo resolution
  • up to 70 videos on a single charge

The US$149.99 Snapchat Spectacles V2 are US$20 more expensive than the first version and can be acquired in the US, Canada, UK, and France already. On May 3, this product will reach 13 additional European countries as well. To get a better idea of what can be done with the new Spectacles, please check the videos below. What do you think — is this just another overrated product, or your next gadget acquisition?

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Codrut Nistor, 2018-04-28 (Update: 2018-04-28)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.