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16:45  14 august  2019
16:45  14 august  2019 Source:   usatoday.com

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The new Spectacles are available in three shades of blue, red, and black, and the colors are darker — more like what you'd find in traditional sunglasses. While the process was clunky with the original Spectacles — you had to first import low-quality videos before manually enabling HD — videos now

Now that Snapchat Spectacles can be purchased online -- and you don't have to chase down a Arguably the most important thing to do when sharing videos from your Spectacles is teach your You can cut the recording time short, however, with a press-and-hold of the button before the time is

On Tuesday, Snapchat's parent company unveiled Spectacles 3, an updated version of its video recording eyewear that now comes with 3D effects.

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The newly-announced glasses are sleeker than previous generations, and they allow you to create a 3D video using two high-definition cameras embedded on both sides of the spectacles. The dual cameras add depth to the imagery for realistic augmented reality.

You just press a button on the glasses to start recording. You can record up to 60-seconds of video continuously or press and hold for a still. LED indicator lights will let you know its recording.

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Keeping Snapchat spectacular . Snapchat may have finally found a way to make Spectacles carryable and wearable enough that people use them as their default sunglasses. That could lead to way more content being produced from Spectacles , which in turn could make Snapchat more

After you capture video of your surrounding area, you can then upload it to the social networking app on iOS and Android before adding various visual effects, similar to how filters already work on the platform.

After editing the video, you can share it on Snapchat or export it to other platforms like Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.

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In a video posted on social media, Snapchat showed followers the new special effects that can be added to Snaps using the Spectacles 3. For example, you can make it appear that objects like majestical birds are flying around you. The $380 glasses will come in two colors – black and what the company calls "mineral," which looks like a shimmery beige.

Snap, in augmented reality push, launches new Spectacles

Snap, in augmented reality push, launches new Spectacles Snap, in augmented reality push, launches new Spectacles

But Snapchat is in a unique position to find some traction here -- the company's young users are already comfortable recording and sharing everything around them. The same backlash could easily face Snapchat ' s Spectacles , but the product has a few things going in its favor.

Snapchat is launching an updated version of Spectacles — glasses with an embedded camera. Snap "listened to our customers and our community and incorporated every part of their feedback," said Mark Randall, Snapchat ' s vice president of hardware.

Snapchat's newest Spectacles are way more costly than before© Snapchat Made for augmented reality, the third version of Snapchat's Spectacles house two HD cameras.

The new eyewear is more than double the price of last year's model, which cost $150.

Just like older models, Spectacles 3 is a limited-edition product. However, Snapchat is making even fewer than previous-generations, the company says. The social networking app sold more than 200,000 units of its first-generation Specs 1.

Snapchat's newest Spectacles are way more costly than before© Snapchat Snapchat Spectacles 3 have a stainless steel design and cameras that shoot in 3D.

Snapchat's core audience, Generation Z, doesn't have much disposable income as they are college- and high school-age, so limiting the production of $400 glasses makes sense. With the Spectacles shipping this fall, parents may be inclined to preorder now and gift to their teens around the holidays.

Follow Dalvin Brown on Twitter: @Dalvin_Brown.

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Snapchat's newest Spectacles are way more costly than before

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