Fair enough, better to do it now rather than wait like Google/Alphabet did.
Man, where to start?
Well, firstly, speaking of Google, have they not learned from Google Glass? Glasses with large, awkwardly placed cameras don’t look good to wear at all and aren’t going to work. CEO Evan Spiegel even calls it a “toy”… and I guess he’s being honest, but it’s no way to sell a product.
Based on that alone, this thing is dead on arrival. But, secondly, it’s $129. For a “toy”. (Then again, toys are costing a lot these days.)
I assumed at first that Snapchat was tempted to do this because they looked at component costs and saw potential, but $129 sounds like they’re totally trying to compensate for what it’s taking to make these happen, even at the small scale that they’re rolling them out at the moment.
This will be an unequivocal failure.
(FYI: I’m now putting my source links on top of the post, like in this one. Sorry it keeps changing, but I think I’m happy with this format.)