By now, you should notice Facebook Stories at the very top of your mobile newsfeed. A familiar format by now, Facebook Stories offers a way to publish content that expires in 24 hours, offering a current look into your day.
This sprightly device was previously only accessible in strategically-placed, actually kind of adorable, temporary “Snapbot” vending machines, Spectacles are currently available in three different colors to customers in the United States for $129.99.
The Spectacles brand was announced in late 2016 as a hardware extension to the (then newly-minted parent company Snap Inc.’s) Snapchat app. Its job is to wirelessly capture 10-second snaps to be sent directly to your phone’s Snapchat Memories feature, which can then be shared to your Story and your friends.
Interestingly, these snaps will have a circular aspect ratio, allowing the footage to be viewed from a phone in both portrait and landscape orientations.
Would you buy an external camera for Snapchat?
PS: Don’t let my hipster post title give off the wrong impression — I totally know what these are, and I totally ordered a pair just prior to writing this article. I’ll be posting some updates on my Snapchat as soon as I get them!