Snap Spectacles now available online in the US

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These glasses only work with Snapchat, so if you don’t use the photo/video sharing service you’re likely not going to have much use for Spectacles.

If you weren’t able to make it to one of the pop-up Snapbot locations in time to pick up a pair Spectacles of your very own, don’t fret. Today, Snap has made their short-video-recording sunglasses available online to US Snappers, conveniently at Spectacles.com.

Previously available only from the aforementioned Snapbot pop-up locations, Spectacles are available to order now. Your $130 will get you your video recording glasses — in your choice of coral, black, or teal — as well as a charging case and cable. These glasses only work with Snapchat, so if you don’t use the photo/video sharing service you’re likely not going to have much use for Spectacles.

Through those ever-changing Snapbot locations, users have been able to snag a pair of Spectacles for the last few months, and some of the more popular Snapchat users were given opportunities to get a pair of their very own to try out. TechCrunch makes a very important point about a way in which Spectacles may succeed where other similar products have failed: If you want something to be cool, don’t give it to the techies first. Google Glass is the obvious product that springs to mind there, and as we’ve already seen, it was an interesting niche product that never really got past the techie crowd.

Snap has created a pretty cool circular video format that allows their videos to be viewed either vertically or horizontally without any change in video quality, although you’re still tied to Snapchat with whatever videos you record.

If you’re a Snapchat user and you’ve got $130 burning a hole in your pocket and want to look just a little bit ridiculous, you can head to Spectacles.com now and order a pair of your very own. You’ll have to wait a few weeks for them to ship, as Snap currently estimates order going out in 2-4 weeks.

What do you think? Are you already on your way to order a pair of Spectacles? Does Snapchat generally confuse you? Tell us what you think in the comment section below, or on Google+, Facebook, or Twitter.

  Source: TechCrunch
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