So, Snap Spectacles — are you getting a pair?

So, Snap Spectacles — are you getting a pair?
About 5 months ago, Snap — Snapchat's creator company — announced its first ever physical product to the world — the Spectacles. A pair of connectable, camera-equipped glasses, which can record 10-second videos, helping you create Snapchat stories without having to shuffle for your phone and miss the moment.

In order to create more buzz around the recording shades, Snap introduced a curious distribution method — the Spectacles were only available via special Snapchat vending machines, which would only appear in certain locations for 24 hours. However, the company is now launching online sales as well and you can go ahead and order your Spectacles for the modest price of $129.99.

So, would you like a pair of those? With Google Glass being scrapped for the time being, Spectacles may be the only thing we get even remotely close to smart glasses. They also sound like they would be very useful when that spur-of-the-moment thing happens and you don't have your phone ready to capture it.

On the other hand, their styling might not be for everybody, and we can see how not everyone would want to throw $139 at a pair of plastic sunglasses with a camera strapped to it.

Are you ordering a pair of Snap Spectacles?

Absolutely, yes!
5.44%
Eeeh, I'd be interested in them if there's a discount or if I get them as a gift...
16.14%
I would consider them but that design throws me off
11.26%
Ha... I'd rather throw $130 in a blender and see what happens
67.17%

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9 Comments

1. libra89

Posts: 2270; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

The blender option is amusing... I don't have Snapchat so I don't care to have these.

2. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Those 4 options which voters' got to chose from aren't practical enough, @Paul K!! Especially your option #3: "I would consider them but that design throws me off"... really? It's a tech gadget, not a fashion wear. How about an option like: 'I would consider them but would want to first of all listen to reviews or get to test then before ordering/purchasing? Come on, Paul... You can provide even more practical options for this poll, just as you've been providing better options in your previous polls.

3. libra89

Posts: 2270; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Considering that it is something on your face, I think that is something worth acknowledging...

4. Techist

Posts: 311; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

Seems to me that the poll is seriously compromised by an attempt to inject humor. I get that the throwing money into the blender option is supposed to be humor/comic relief, but how about a simple "No, I'm not really interested" as an additional option?

6. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

if aesthetics weren't important, google goggles would have taken off. #1 complaint by "regular people"? They were ugly. These glasses are definitely ugly.

8. TerryTerius unregistered

If it's something that you wear as an accessory, it is fashion. If you're talking about sunglasses, jewelry, watches and so on.... People are absolutely going to care about aesthetics. Well, unless it's something they need for medical reasons or security.

5. FlySheikh

Posts: 444; Member since: Oct 02, 2015

Nope. They're a thousand dollars here.

7. metalspy101

Posts: 105; Member since: Dec 15, 2012

im getting a pair for my wife. we will see how it takes off. I love technology and apprciate new things in the front.

9. gmaximus

Posts: 29; Member since: Feb 05, 2017

I guess, Snapchat audience will accept those favourably. They look fun!

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