Snapchat Spectacles Now Available to Purchase Online for $130

After debuting exclusively inside special pop-up vending machines last year, Snapchat has today begun selling its video-recording Spectacles online for $129.99. Like in the vending machines, the Spectacles come in Coral, Black and Teal, and include a charging case and cable. At the time of writing, shipping estimates sit at a delivery time within the next 2-4 weeks.


Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel said that the response to the Spectacles has been positive ever since the vending machines began appearing in California and New York. But, as TechCrunch uncovered in Snap's IPO filing, the company mentioned that "the launch of Spectacles . . . has not generated significant revenue for us." The filing further stated: "We expect to experience production and operating costs related to Spectacles that will exceed the related revenue in the near future."
“As Evan shared in his interview with the WSJ, when we launched, the idea was : ‘We’re going to take a slow approach to rolling them out,’ says Spiegel. ‘It’s about us figuring out if it fits into people’s lives and seeing how they like it.’ Response has been positive since November’s launch so we’re now happy to be able to make Spectacles more readily available — especially for those in the US who have not been able to make it to a Snapbot.”
When synced with the Snapchat mobile app, users can tap a button on Spectacles to begin recording a ten-second video, which is saved in the "Memories" section of the app and can be revisited and posted to their Story. Even though distribution has been added online, Snapchat said that customers can still expect the vending machines to appear at random new locations in the future, after they have a "brief nap."



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5 weeks ago
No thanks, I'm good.

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5 weeks ago

('//www.macrumors.com/2017/02/20/snapchat-spectacles-online-for-130/')


After debuting exclusively inside special pop-up vending machines ('//www.macrumors.com/2016/11/11/snapchats-video-spectacles-on-sale-today/') last year, Snapchat has today begun selling its video-recording Spectacles online for $129.99 ('https://www.spectacles.com/'). Like in the vending machines, the Spectacles come in Coral, Black and Teal, and include a charging case and cable. At the time of writing, shipping estimates sit at a delivery time within the next 2-4 weeks.



Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel said that the response to the Spectacles has been positive ever since the vending machines began appearing in California and New York. But, as TechCrunch ('https://techcrunch.com/2017/02/20/buy-spectacles-online/') uncovered in Snap's IPO filing, the company mentioned that "the launch of Spectacles . . . has not generated significant revenue for us." The filing further stated: "We expect to experience production and operating costs related to Spectacles that will exceed the related revenue in the near future."
When synced with the Snapchat mobile app, users can tap a button on Spectacles to begin recording a ten-second video, which is saved in the "Memories" section of the app and can be revisited and posted to their Story. Even though distribution has been added online, Snapchat said that customers can still expect the vending machines to appear at random new locations in the future, after they have a "brief nap."

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I'm ashamed to be a millennial. This is ridiculous.
Rating: 8 Votes
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5 weeks ago
those are some damn ugly glasses.
Rating: 6 Votes
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5 weeks ago

I'm ashamed to be a millennial. This is ridiculous.

Yep, we're the first generation to have goofy-as-hell clothing and odd cultural phenomena.

If anybody needs me, I'll be putting on my bellbottoms, hairspraying my mullet, and heading off to the local building with many computer cabinets and bespectacled children.
Rating: 5 Votes
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5 weeks ago
Think of all the money you'll save by never having dates.
Rating: 4 Votes
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5 weeks ago

If I say I like them is everyone going to beat me up?


Get over here and receive your beating buddy!
Rating: 3 Votes
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5 weeks ago

Perfect for all the fools that wanted Google Glass but couldn't afford them.

Not even remotely close to the same product... I was interested in google glass, but have absolutely zero interest in this.
Rating: 2 Votes
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5 weeks ago

Think of all the money you'll save by never having dates.

If you're a geek, sure. But these are marketed towards the "life of the party" type. The "hipster", as you may disparagingly say. Snapchat is a huge part of their social lives.

I may be an asocial grown-up with no social life, but as a parent I'm generally aware of what's going on with youth.
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5 weeks ago
With crippety-crap like this, I seriously worry about the future of humanity.
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5 weeks ago

Do people in 2017 honestly believe they have privacy in public?


Yes. As a working photographer, I still expect people to maintain their expectation of privacy. I would never photograph someone without their consent, mostly because I could not legally use their likeness in a commercial way.

Also, I am a decent human with scruples.
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