Snapchat debuts sunglasses with built-in camera

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Snapchat teases its new wearable tech in a YouTube video. (Source: Snap Inc)
Snapchat teases its new wearable tech in a YouTube video. (Source: Snap Inc)

San Francisco - Snapchat said it will release a wearable gadget called Spectacles, which resembles a pair of sunglasses with a built-in camera for shooting video. A limited supply of the product will be sold this fall for $129.99, a spokesperson said on Saturday.

Spectacles will come in one size and three colors. The wearer can tap a button near the hinge to record video of up to 10 seconds using the wide-angle lens on the glasses.

The product represents the first foray into consumer electronics for the startup behind the popular messaging app. The Los Angeles company, valued at $18bn by investors this year, said it will change its name to Snap Inc., reflecting its larger ambitions.

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