Snapchat's sold out Spectacles now offered on eBay for as much as $980 a pair

Back in September, we told you about Snapchat's first hardware product called Spectacles. These are plastic sunglasses with a video camera embedded near the right lens. A button by the hinge allows 10-seconds of video to be shot. Press three times for a maximum 30-seconds to be recorded, and the battery runs all day. Videos can be sent wirelessly to smartphones and from there, dispatched to social media.

Today, the glasses went on sale via a single vending machine in Venice. Priced at $129.99, buyers used the credit card reader on the machine to make their purchases. The vending machine will move from location to location, staying in one place for only 24 hours at a time. A screen on the machine uses AR to give you an idea of what the Spectacles will look like on your face. There is a limit of two glasses per customer.

With no advance notice, word of mouth kept the lines long throughout the day. Eventually, the glasses sold out which means that those interested in purchasing them will have to go online to to find out where the vending machine will be tomorrow. If you must have a pair of Spectacles and you don't mind paying top dollar for them, they are available on eBay priced at $600 to as high as $980. 

Actress, voice-over star and talk show host Ellen Degeneres picked up a pair and tried them on. Check out the results by clicking on the video at the top of this story.

source: USAToday, ebay, @jaymstr



1. King_bilo

Posts: 115; Member since: May 20, 2015

The . stupidity. is. real.

2. sgtdisturbed47

Posts: 969; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

Crying over a dead Gorilla, men wearing "man buns" with gross beards, and crap like this that sells for 100x what it costs to make. Cool kids these days...

3. krystian

Posts: 423; Member since: Mar 16, 2016

But most of these people have their phone with them anyways.....

6. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

using phone to capture a video is too MAINSTREAM.... with these they can looks cool (in their own dictionary) and get a nice potato quality video... and they'll use filter to ruin it even further

4. Justinf223

Posts: 14; Member since: Nov 03, 2016

THis is what the world has come to, just sad.

5. kotan24

Posts: 319; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

I am ashamed to be a millennial, stupidity at his prime nowadays

7. andynaija

Posts: 1264; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

What if it's a her...?

8. kiko007

Posts: 7520; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Confirmed: hipster bait......

9. markobarko

Posts: 176; Member since: Oct 09, 2016

I'm getting old.....

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