Snapchat Spectacles

Snap Inc.

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.

What happens if you love Snapchat, are dying for some Specs, but live in, let's say, rural Indiana? Technically, you can purchase them on eBay. To be honest, though, a plane ticket to California would probably cost the same. These bad boys are going for thousands on the retail site, which is insane considering the actual price is $130. If you don't want to spend that kind of cash, you're going to have to be patient. If you scroll to the bottom of their website, you'll notice a sleeping bot with question marks under it. Here is where you'll find the location of the next yellow machine so you can (hopefully) get your hands on a pair. Bots will be at their locations for one day only. Good luck and happy Snapping! 

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