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Snap is going ahead with a second version of its glasses — even though the first version flopped

Snap is preparing a second version of its camera glasses, Spectacles, according to a regulatory filing with the FCC which was made public on Tuesday.

Snap reportedly has two new versions of its Spectacles in the works, with the first arriving this fall

Spectacles 2.0 will reportedly arrive this fall, with a more expensive, more powerful version following that.
Flopped.

It’s easy to understand why Snap Spectacles were a failure

They were the 2010s equivalent of a 1970s fad.

Snap is slipping after demand for its much-hyped Spectacles wanes

Snap's stock is slipping after the company said it's Spectacles camera glasses didn't sell as well as expected.

Snap’s ‘shockingly low’ internal data reveals why its Spectacles glasses flopped

Snap's internal data showed that fewer than half of Spectacles owners continued to use the camera-equipped sunglasses one month after purchase.
Snap CEO Evan Spiegel at Vanity Fair's New Establishment conference on Tuesday.

Evan Spiegel thinks hardware will be an important part of Snap’s business in a decade

Speaking at a conference, Spiegel said selling hardware will be an important part of Snap's business in the future.
Snap VP of Technology Steve Horowitz wore an unreleased pair of clear Spectacles on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on the day of the company's IPO.

Snapchat’s secretive hardware team has been hit with a leadership shakeup and job cuts

There's been a shakeup within Snap's hardware team behind Spectacles. Former VP of Operations, Mark Randall, is now VP of Hardware, replacing Steve Horowitz.

Sales of Snapchat’s camera glasses are already slowing

In its Q2 earning call Snapchat's parent company gave a less than glowing report about Spectacle sale3s.

Here’s how to get your new pair of Snap Spectacles up and running

Now that you've gotten your hands on a pair of Snapchat Spectacles, here's how to set them up with your phone and start recording video.