You may have seen Snapchat spectacles already, as they went on sale last year. They look like sunglasses with a little camera on one side. They work by recording a 10 second video segment when you click a button, and that can later be uploaded to Snapchat via a new tab you will find in your Snapchat camera roll.
I’m not a massive fan of Snapchat spectacles because I always have my phone with me. Some people love them; I’m not too fussed either way. However…
Royal Caribbean International has designed a dive mask around the Snapchat spectacles, incorporating them into the design. This means the new mask called The SeaSeeker will be able to record 10 second Snapchat videos. These videos can later be uploaded to Snapchat, back when you’re on dry land.
At this point you’re either full of excitement for the impending release of The SeaSeeker, or shaking your head at the entire concept. Honestly, I think both reactions are understandable.
Here is The SeaSeeker’s teaser trailer provided by Royal Caribbean International.
And here is some footage taken with The Seaseeker.
I do like the idea behind this concept. However, anyone considering getting one needs to be realistic about the video quality. Considering you won’t have a lighting rig with you it can only be so good. For what it is supposed to do, it looks fun. If you want it…hey, we aren’t judging!
It can only mean more marine photography on Snapchat, which sounds like a good to us! You never know when you’ll see something incredible, and it would certainly be better to have any form of camera than none at all. We can’t tell you how much this mask will cost or where to buy it just yet. It is still in development at the moment, but the Snapchat spectacles were relatively cheap, so hopefully The SeaSeeker will be, too.
Colin is an inventor, author, guitar player, amateur scientist and steampunk enthusiast. During his years as a ships navigator his luck was so consistently bad that he was briefly known as 'Jonah', presumed cursed, and subsequently barred from setting foot on any boat docked in Ireland. Due to his misadventures he spent more time underwater than most divers will achieve in a lifetime. Not deliberately, but he was still down there!