You can now buy Spectacles online, and not from eBay

When Snap introduced its first hardware product, the Spectacles, it made some buzz. With so many Snapchat users, a head-mounted camera did make sense. Especially one that looked more like normal sunglasses, rather than the Google Glass.

In order to drive demand up, Snap decided to adopt a rather unusual distribution method. Up until now, Spectacles were only sold in a single pop-up store in New York and a number of pop-up vending machines around the country. In most cases, the supply in the vending machines was not even remotely enough for all people on the lines to get a pair. Therefore, the Spectacles started appearing on eBay for crazy prices.

However, you can now buy a pair of Spectacles from the comfort of your own home. In fact, this will be the only distribution method for the time being, as Snap is closing down the pop-up shop and putting the vending machines on ice, at least temporarily.

The glasses can be bough from their own dedicated website, and they cost the same $129.99 as before. They're also available in the same colors.

source: via Recode



1. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Will they ship the fine ladies with it?

5. Sammy_DEVIL737

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2. ahmadkun

Posts: 670; Member since: May 02, 2016

No .. thanks

3. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

These, funny enough might sell more then google glasses if you ask me, since snapchat is popular. But it is going to run headlong into the problems of privacy invasion, like......full throttle head on into a wall.

6. Rampage_Taco

Posts: 1109; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

They'll definitely outsell Google Glass considering glass never left developmental stages. And the privacy invasion is going to be ridiculous. All these cameras just waiting for the government to utilize for their own needs. People taking unwanted pictures without consent

8. DnB925Art

Posts: 1168; Member since: May 23, 2013

Of course. Glass was $1500 vs $129 for these glasses.

9. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

That actually is a scary thing to me, because its going to have exactly the same privacy invasion issues, but because its cheaper, I think many might say "its fine" at least those buying them.

4. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

I really hope it flops i don't wanna walk on the street and see this all around me

7. Rydsmith unregistered

If anyone will know about flops it will be someone with the name MicrosoftNokiawin

10. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

i think there's something stuck up your rear you should get it checked out ;) !

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