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You Can Now Buy Snapchat Spectacles Online

Dave Parrack 20-02-2017

Snapchat is now selling its Google Glass-style Spectacles online. This means anyone in the U.S. can buy a pair of Snapchat Spectacles, and start recording short videos of the world around them.


Snapchat’s Spectacles are Snapchat Spectacles: Everything You Need to Know in a Snap Over the past few days, Snapchat has rebranded to Snap Inc. and it launched a new hardware product called Spectacles. The app still remains "Snapchat" though. Here's the full rundown. Read More sunglasses with a tiny video camera built into them. Anyone wearing a pair of Spectacles can tap a button and shoot 10-second video clips of exactly what they’re seeing in front of them. These videos are then uploaded wirelessly to Snapchat.

In September 2016, Snapchat officially unveiled Spectacles Snapchat Unveils Spectacles That Shoot Video Snapchat has changed its name to Snap, and unveiled its new video-enabled sunglasses called Spectacles. Read More . In November 2016, Snapchat started selling Spectacles from vending machines Snapchat Sells Spectacles From Vending Machines Snapchat has finally started selling its Spectacles. But you, person sitting there reading this, is unlikely to be able to be able to get your hands on any. Read More called Snapbots. These were dropped into various locations around the U.S. for a limited period, leading to long lines of potential buyers.

Snapchat filed for an IPO a few weeks ago. Which means potential investors are watching the company with keen interest. Selling Spectacles through Snapbots was a just a stunt, but Snapchat is now hoping to turn Spectacles into an actual business generating real income.

Snapchat Sells [No Longer Available]

Snapchat is selling Spectacles online at Which is a killer domain name if we ever saw one. Anyone located in the United States can buy a pair of Spectacles complete with a charging case and cable for $129.99. However, there is a limit of six pairs per household.

Before you even consider buying a pair of Snapchat Spectacles, you should check that you own a compatible device. This means an iPhone 5 or later running on at least iOS 8, or an Android running 4.3 or later, with BLE and Wi-Fi Direct capabilities.


If we’re honest we can’t see Spectacles ever really taking off. Snapchat will sell a fair amount, and label the launch a success, but these aren’t game-changers in the same way Google Glass could have been Google Glass Review and Giveaway We were lucky enough to get a pair of Google Glass to review, and we're giving it away! Read More . Hipsters will love Spectacles, but the rest of us will merely sidestep the hype.

Do you use Snapchat? Do you have any interest in buying a pair of Snapchat Spectacles? If so, will you now take the opportunity to buy them online? If not, why not? What would you film using Snapchat Spectacles? Please let us know in the comments below!

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  1. spyjoshx
    February 20, 2017 at 5:28 pm

    I feel like they could be more useful if you could just set them to send them to the phone's storage only and not snapchat.