Everything You Need to Know About Snapchat Sunglasses

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Snapchat’s Spectacles are finally here. They can be yours if you follow a few simple steps. Well, kind of simple. If you aren’t familiar with the hype, Spectacles are basically sunglasses with a camera that, the website notes, “make memories, from your perspective.” Instead of fumbling around with your phone, put on your glasses and press their button to create 10-second Snap.


In an effort (we’re assuming) to prevent people from being total creeps, the glasses feature a little light that lets people know you’re recording. When you’re all done, the glasses will wirelessly take those Snaps and add them to Memories on Snapchat. So very nifty. Did we mention their carrying case is also a glasses charger? They’ve thought of everything. As you can tell from the picture, these aren’t your cool dad’s Google Glass. They actually look like chic, regular sunglasses and come in black, teal or coral.

Time to go out and buy some! That is if you can even land a pair.

According to AdWeek, it appears they’re only being sold in vending machines (aka Snapbots), and you can’t even buy them on their site. The first machine rolled out in Venice Beach, California today and, from the looks of Twitter, the lines are deep.


We’re talking 100+ people and at least a 3-hour wait. If you’ve got that kind of time, you can try your luck. Just be prepared. It’s been so crazy today, the dispenser bot (which looks kind of like a Minion) had to be restocked.


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