Snapchat upgrades 'Spectacles' after first-generation flop

phys.org | 4/26/2018 | Staff
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Snapchat on Thursday began selling a new version of its eyewear with built-in cameras after the first version failed to catch on with users of the youth-oriented social network.

The new product, Spectacles 2.0 "are now more comfortable to wear with a smaller profile, and they're water resistant—so you can bring them to the beach, or your next pool party," Snapchat parent Snap Inc. said in a statement.

Sunglasses - Users - Photos - Video - Audio

The sunglasses allow users to record photos, video and audio that can then be transferred to Snapchat for messages to friends.

The new glasses will sell for $150, or $20 more than the first generation.

Year - Snap - Writeoff

Last year, Snap took a writeoff of some $40 million for unsold...
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