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Snapchat Spectacles Release Date, Price & Where To Buy

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PHOTOGRAPH: Spectacles Website | Snap has started selling Spectacles online in the US.

If you’ve failed to hunt down any “Snapbot,” the pop-up vending machine that exclusively sells Snapchat Spectacles, well, you can finally just go online and purchase one. Snap Inc. has just made its video-recording eyewear available to the general public in the United States on Monday. Read on to find out more details about the wide release of Spectacles.

How Much & Where To Buy

According to CNN Money, interested buyers can get Snapchat Spectacles for $129 on the Snap Spectacles.com website. The glasses are available in three color options— Coral, Teal, or Black— and delivery is currently promised within two to four weeks. You can also purchase additional accessories, such as a $9.99 Charging Cable, and a $49.99 Charging Case.

The online sale is, unfortunately, available in the United States only for now. But there is reportedly a purchasing limit of six Spectacles per household. Beyond the e-commerce site, the company is keeping the mystery going, announcing that Snapbots “will continue to land in surprising locations around the U.S.”

To operate the machine, you need to press one of three large circular buttons to indicate your choice of color. Then, you can virtually try them on onscreen. Once you’ve decided, simply insert a debit or credit card to purchase, then wait around 10 seconds for completion of the transaction. When the Snapbot’s mouth lights up, you can get your pair and your receipt.

Snap Spectacles Promo Codes & Discount

Unfortunately, Snap has not yet implemented promos or sales for the Spectacles. Snap, itself, said the glasses have “not generated significant revenue” for the company yet and the costs will likely keep exceeding the sales in the near future.

The pairs available from resellers are more expensive than the original price as well. Prior to the wide release, Ebay has a ton of Spectacles on sale with prices that falls between $250-$300, $120 more than its SRP. But that pricing is already cheaper than the ones sold just right after its launch last year. CNBC reports a pair was going for $5,000 on eBay back then.

Snapchat Spectacles

Snapchat Spectacles are one-size-fits-all sunglasses that sport built-in always-on cameras. According to Snap, the eye technology operates like any other sunglasses, although the lenses are not polarized. They are not waterproof either.

Through pressing a button located on the front of the glasses, you can record a 10-second clip of what you see with a 115-degree field of view. Meanwhile, a second press will let you capture a 30-second stream. There is a ring of LEDs around the snapper that will let you know that you’re recording.

The tech sends the resulting circular video clips wirelessly to Memories on Snapchat via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth on an iPhone 5 or later running iOS 8+. As for Android, the transfer is done on an Android 4.3+ device via Wi-Fi that has BLE and Wi-Fi Direct.

Also Read: Snap To Expand Spectacles Glasses Distribution in 2017, Upgrades In The Works

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