Following in the footsteps of Snapchat’s Spectacles, there is a new kid on the block in the world of camera sunglasses: Acton. The company has created a new pair of sunglasses called ACE Eyewear that can shoot photos and videos and post them to Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram.
The glasses have an 8-megapixel sensor with a Dual Core MIPS 1.2 GHz processor, providing “ultra-low power consumption.” They are capable of recording JPEG images, as well as HD video (1792px x 1168px resolution) at 24 fps continuously for 40 minutes. There’s also a built-in microphone for audio capture.
The lens provides a 120-degree wide-angle view, giving a real POV perspective to footage. Photos and videos can be recording with a single click of the dedicated shutter buttons.
ACE Eyewear boasts live streaming, via the dedicated ACTON app, onto Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube. The app also allows for image organization, as well as easy sharing of your captures.
The glasses weigh 50 grams (1.76 ounces) and have a battery life of about 8 hours on standby, and 1.5 hours when continuously recording. They are waterproof and rustproof to an IP55 rating.
The glasses are still in production and, according to Acton’s website, should be in the “1st Pre-Production prototype phase.” Acton expects that they will start shipping pre-orders in April 2018.
You can pre-order ACE Eyewear from the Acton website for a discounted price of $99 (retailing at $199).