Snapchat unveils sunglasses with a built-in camera

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Messaging startup Snapchat revealed its first foray into hardware today, with the release of video-sharing sunglasses.

The widely-anticipated device, which the company is calling Spectacles, can record up to 30 second videos at a time and will go on sale later this year priced at $130 (£100).

It's also changing the name of the company to Snap Inc., Snapchat said today.

"We’ve created one of the smallest wireless video cameras in the world, capable of taking a day’s worth of Snaps on a single charge, and we integrated it seamlessly into a fun pair of sunglasses – available in 3 different colors," it said in a statement.

Spectacles connect directly to Snapchat via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi and transfer your Memories directly into the app in our brand new circular video format.

Circular video plays full screen on any device, in any orientation, and captures the human perspective with a 115 degree field of view. We can’t wait for you to see it!

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