Remember back in the day when Snapchat was cool and had Spectacles, which were their version of video-recording sunglasses that debuted to great fanfare only for the company to lose $40 million after sales cratered?
Well, another company called ACE Eyewear is taking a chance on the concept with a pair of their own smart sunglasses. Spectacles could only post directly to Snapchat, where users can use ACE Eyewear to live stream video and post clips and stills to Facebook, Instagram and YouTube via a smartphone app.
Made by Acton – a company also well known for its electric skateboards – the sunglasses can take 8-megapixel photos and capture HD video. The camera features a 120-degree view and you can take photos or start recording video by clicking the shutter button on the top left-hand side of the frame.
The battery gives you a solid 1.5 hours of continues recording or 80 hours on standby and, if you are at the beach or a music festival, the sunglasses are dust and waterproof and come with 4GB of memory. The sunglasses can also shoot continuously for 40 minutes which is arguably more convenient than Spectacles' limiting 30 seconds videos.
The ACE Eyewear sunglasses are available for preorder now for $99.00 and early bird shipping is expected to begin in April. You can check out the ACE Eyewear sunglasses in action in the video below.