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Snapchat’s Spectacles are new and improved, but they don’t solve the fundamental problems with wearing cameras on your face

I wasn't impressed with the overall design or execution of the first Spectacles. Snapchat's second-generation camera glasses announced this week look like a definite improvement, but there are some obvious issues with the device as well.

Here are all the major differences between Snap’s new Spectacles and the original version

Snap has released the second-generation Spectacles, a slimmer, lighter, better-looking version, and the first update to the glasses since 2016.

Snapchat’s new camera glasses cost $150 and come in 3 new colors

The new model of Snap's Spectacles are slightly slimmer, can take photos, and they're water-resistant.

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.