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Snapchat to sell Spectacles, sunglasses with an embedded camera

Snapchat to sell Spectacles, sunglasses with an embedded camera

In the coming weeks, Snapchat plans to begin selling sunglasses that have a small camera capable of recording 10-second video clips.

The high-tech shades will cost $130 and mark the app maker’s first crack at electronics, the Wall Street Journal Magazine reported late Friday. Snapchat Chief Executive Evan Spiegel told the publication that Spectacles are a toy, meant to be worn for fun at events like family barbecues or while on a hike.

The camera contains a 115-degree-angle lens, recording a wider field of view than typical for smartphones. The videos that result are full-screen circular instead of rectangular, making them more like human vision, the magazine...

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