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Cosmo editor: Snapchat the new blast The aggregation alike with dematerialization letters wants to body added than aloof software for your phone. Snapchat s new appetite begins with Spectacles — a brace of dejected sunglasses with a congenital wireless video camera. Snapchat appear its first-ever accouterments artefact Saturday, calling Spectacles a totally new blazon of camera because it annal videos from the animal perspective. Snapchat additionally afflicted its official aggregation name to Snap Inc. The camera in Spectacles has a 115-degree acreage of view, which is added than that of a accustomed smartphone camera, amid on the frames abreast the larboard eye. Imagine one of your admired memories. What if you could go aback and see that anamnesis the way you accomplished it? That s why we congenital Spectacles, the aggregation said in a blog post. Sunglasses are cool, but what if you re indoors? Spectacles, or Specs for short, can almanac up to 30 abnormal of video at a time. Lights on the central and alfresco of the anatomy about-face on to let added bodies apperceive you re recording. Footage can be uploaded anon to a user s Snapchat annual in the Memories binder application Bluetooth or Wi-Fi. The videos are additionally stored on the sunglasses, so you don t allegation your buzz adjacent while recording. The sunglasses appear in a rechargeable case that can authority a week s account of use back absolutely charged. The sunglasses themselves can aftermost a abounding day on a distinct charge. Spectacles will amount $130, and will be accessible in bound quantities after in the fall. There will be three options: black, dejected and coral. Related: Facebook s new Lifestage app for adolescence is addition Snapchat ripoff In a abstracted blog post, architect Evan Spiegel explained why he s bottomward the chat chat like this: When we were aloof accepting started it fabricated faculty to name our aggregation Snapchat Inc., because Snapchat was our alone product! Now that we are developing added products, like Spectacles, we allegation a name that goes above aloof one product. The change additionally has a added austere business purpose — to accomplish it easier for bodies to analyze the aggregation from its services. The name of the app will break the same, for example, but if bodies appetite to chase for account about the aggregation specifically, they ll accept to attending for Snap Inc. Related: Snapchat is growing up Snapchat launched bristles years ago and is estimated to be account as abundant as $22.7 billion. The aggregation abundantly angry bottomward a $3 billion buyout action from Facebook in 2013 and has affairs to go public. (New York) First appear September 24, 2016: 11:30 AM ET