These sunglasses take 8MP photos and HD video, and post them directly to social media

Jan 5, 2018

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

These sunglasses take 8MP photos and HD video, and post them directly to social media

Jan 5, 2018

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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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.

https://youtu.be/-m0HbGJe2h4

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]

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8 responses to “These sunglasses take 8MP photos and HD video, and post them directly to social media”

  1. Erik Bauer Avatar
    Erik Bauer

    Or, you can just pull your phone out and do all that, and not be a creep.

    1. FairlyReasoner Avatar
      FairlyReasoner

      You could still be a creep with the phone.

  2. Sergi Yavorski Avatar
    Sergi Yavorski

    no

  3. Chris McGathey Avatar
    Chris McGathey

    Until you leave them somewhere or squash them by sitting on them, like how most of lose our sun glasses.

  4. Kim Brown Avatar
    Kim Brown

    The problem I have with almost all of these “spy glasses” is that you can’t put prescription lenses in them and I don’t wear contacts anymore…When they make them so I can see with them, I might be likely to wear them…

  5. Theuns Verwoerd Avatar
    Theuns Verwoerd

    I’ve had a pair of video glasses for years – turns out that your head moves around *a lot* and rolling shutter is really nasty.

    All that’s new here is Wifi connectivity, and that’s pretty stupid.

  6. Angie Jones Avatar
    Angie Jones

    Well that has some Black Mirror potential…

  7. sunwearVN Avatar
    sunwearVN

    I love to have this sunglasses.
    The disadvantage is every time you want to record the video, your head must be stand still, otherwise you don’t get the good quality video.