The existence of at least one new pair of portable eyeglass sunglasses for Snapchat has been confirmed by the FCC's radiation cameras. The documents published today, and first discovered by Variety, describe a "portable video camera" manufactured by Snap Inc. with the trademark "Spectacles" and the "Model 002" printed on the packaging label. Although most of the documents accompanying the presentation are hidden under a request for confidentiality, a small excavation reveals compatibility with Wi-Fi 802.11ac and Bluetooth 4.2 (BLE).
Last month, Cheddar reported two upcoming versions of Spectacles: a second-generation model for 2018 with improved performance and bug fixes, and a third-generation wearable for 2019 with two cameras, GPS and a price tag of up to $ 300. The FCC presentation would suggest that we are looking at the second generation model that is capable of faster file transfers.
Packing label discovered in FCC documents showing Model 002. Image: FCC
The original Spectacles were launched in 2016 with a very successful marketing campaign that resulted in long queues and a gray market where sellers could demand a considerable premium in addition to the suggested retail price of $ 130. However, advertising soon faded, with the company eating around $ 40 million in unsold inventory.
Remember, finding a product in the FCC database does not guarantee it goes on sale (although it is a good indicator of intent). Receiving approving marks to suggest that the wireless technologies of your product will not hide the brain is one thing, having the guts to sell the new shows after the original fiasco is something totally different.