These spectacles three sunglasses with cameras that are made for augmented reality.
They can do cool things like make it look like this a tunnel of lights as you're riding along the beach at sunset, but they cost $380.
So are they worth it?
If you're familiar with the previous spectacles, then these work in pretty much the same way you press the button to take photos of videos that you then view in Snapchat.
But this time, they're also capturing depth information.
So once you import those snaps into Snapchat, you can apply objects or characters over your scene.
And then you can also export those videos so they don't just have to live within the app.
But enough talking about what they do, I wanna actually show you so I met up with Clay Weishaar an artist who's been using the spectacles three for about a month now to walk around Venice Beach and see what we can come up with.
Okay, so you wanna come around the corner here.
Allow enough distance between the wall and you and we'll get Some occlusion happening behind you.>>> Okay.>>> So, you don't see it now but we're going to put giant reflective blobs behind her.>>> How fun.
Okay, so you direct me what you want me to do, stand.>>> So, if you could go a litlle bit further.>>>Okay, so be more distant.>>> Yeah, so I'll take a shot.
And back and now just kind of walk through.
Straight shots give you the opportunity to just kinda design along the path.
We can try going back that way [INAUDIBLE]
Yeah, let's try, let's try going down.
So you go down and I'm gonna follow you once you get past the corner All right.
Okay, tapped six times, it's good.
All right, let's see if my friend is gonna come up, fantasy bird.
Not bad, I think my timing was a little off, but That's not bad
That's pretty cool
I like it.
You're right, you can totally see that in real time
When you've done it you wait with a couple seconds and then you can redo it, right?
And you can try one another video and you'll get a completely different result surprise
How cool, all rigth.
Save as copy At launch, there will be 10 lenses that you can apply over your snaps.
Everything from rainbows to confetti to giant floating globes and mold will be added fairly soon with both snap and third party creators like Klay making their own lenses.
But my favorite one so far is the flying but just because it responds to your movement within the frame like in this example where I'm running down a path
So now let's talk about everything else there a middle design and a middle frame and they are pretty adjustable depending on the size of your head.
But the design is kinda how future half retro it's one of those ones that you're either gonna really love, really gonna hate.
I think that was kinda neat.
Spectacles three captures circular video at 60 frames a second and you can view You didn't Snapchat and send it out to your friends.
But you can also export it in a couple of different ways either as circular video with that kind of tunnel vision effect at four by 316 by nine or even straight to YouTube in the VR one ad format.
They also come with a 3D viewer that's basically Google Cardboard so you can sit and review your snaps after you've taken them.
They can only take 10 seconds beers at a time, although you can take up to a minute or 60 seconds of video if you just tap and press that button six times in a row.
So even if you've recorded.
60 seconds of video in 10 second chunks You're gonna have to go in and re add the lens that you want to all of those clips if you want to make it a continuous 60 seconds of video when you export.
And if you apply something like this line birth filter for example It essentially resets and starts from the beginning at each ten second chunk.
So it's kind of annoying now, but hopefully it's something that Snap can fix in a future updates.
Because these are sunglasses that probably gives you the first indication that you probably [UNKNOWN] Shouldn't be wearing them at night and be probably shouldn't be using them at night because image quality and low light isn't gonna be great.
Image quality overall is not bad.
It looks totally fine if you're looking at it within Snapchat or on a phone screen.
And I really found that it depended on which export that I used in terms of which one looks better.
So the circular tunnel vision looked the best when I viewed it either on a phone or on a computer screen, 16 by nine though it didn't look as nice to me as it did with the other formats, so you really just need to play around with it But it's gonna look best on the phone, not as great everywhere else.
The battery also doesn't last as long as I would like, especially if you wanna go out and be snapping all day.
Tristan says that you'll get around 70 snaps with each full charge of the glasses.
Now that includes taking the snaps and also offloading to your phone.
Fortunately the case itself also doubles as a charger so you can put it in there and it holds up to full charges of the glasses before you need to juice the case of itself.
So here's the thing, that $380 price is really gonna limit who's gonna be able to afford them.
For now spectacles are just about creating but you know know when a couple of years down the track there is going to be creating and experiencing all in one device.
I think about it snaps biggest attention has really come from those AR filters and lenses that we all know and talk about like the agenda swap filter and the baby filters just those in the past year alone have been huge and imagine a future maybe where you're walking down the street and wearing a pair of these Everyone's faces is changing in real time and augmenting reality.
It's kind of creepy, but also kind of wild at the same time.
spectacles will be in a really limited run starting from November 12 on spectacles calm and select retailers like Neiman Marcus, make sure you check out the full review, which I've linked to in the description below.
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