Earlier this month, Facebook debuted its first pair of “smart glasses” make in partnership with Ray-Ban. Of course, they have already raised privacy concerns because of the built-in cameras. As it turns out, the LED indicator telling you that the camera is on is way too small, making it easier to secretly film anyone.
Facebook has teamed up with Ray-Ban to bring you Ray-Ban Stories, its first pair of “smart glasses.” They combine the recognizable Ray-Ban frames, Facebook technology, and a pair of cameras so you can now share absolutely every moment of your life on social media. Sounds familiar? Yeah, I thought of Snapchat Spectacles, too.
Snap has introduced Spectacles 3, the third iteration of its wearable camera-sunglasses. Just like the last year’s version, Spectacles 3 are also improved over their preceding model. They include some interesting upgrades compared to Spectacles 2, such as two HD cameras shooting 3D snaps. But, the price is also significantly “upgraded,” and the latest model is almost two times more expensive than the previous one.
Not long ago, it was rumored that Snap Inc. would come up with a “new and improved” version of Spectacles. And now it’s official: Snap doesn’t want to give up the camera sunglasses, so they have just released the second version of Spectacles for sale. The new model has some improvements over the previous one, but the price has gone up a bit as well. Snap hopes you’ll wear these to the beach and in other adventures, but unless you have Snapchat – I’m not so sure you’d want them.
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.