After Snapchat Spectacles turned out not to be a really good idea, another company has taken a chance on a similar concept. However, their idea seems a lot better for now. ACE Eyewear are also sunglasses with a camera, but instead of posting to Snapchat only, they let you post directly to Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube. They don’t record round video, but the standard rectangular format. And they even look better, if you ask me. There are plenty more cool features, so let’s dive in.
ACE Eyewear glasses come from Action, a company that makes electric skateboards. I don’t know much about electric skateboards, but their camera glasses seem pretty cool. They take 8MP photos and HD videos. Unlike Snapchat’s 30-seconds limitation, ACE Eyewear lets you film continuously for 40 minutes. The company promises that the battery lasts 80 hours on stand-by, and it will give you 1.5 hours of continuous recording. As for the memory, you get 4GB of storage.
As I mentioned, the glasses record square format videos and stills. The camera covers 120-degree wide angle view, and you can take photos or videos by clicking the shutter button on the top left-hand side of the frame. ACE Eyewear is equipped with Wi-Fi connectivity, so you can live stream videos. You can share all your content to any social media using ACTION App.
If you plan to wear your camera sunglasses to the beach, it’s good to know they’re waterproof and dustproof. So they can protect you from the sun and protect themselves from other elements that might harm them. I think that’s pretty handy.
To be honest, I really like this concept. It’s probably because I imagined having a camera inside your sunglasses when I was a kid, and I could only see it in movies and cartoons. Maybe it’s not the thing I need the most in my life, but it’s certainly fun.
ACE Eyewear glasses are available for preorders on Action’s website. The early bird price is $99, and they’ll reach $199 retail price. They should be delivered by summer 2018. Just in time for vacation.
[via The Verge]