In September, Snap Inc. (formerly called Snapchat) announced Spectacles, $130 sunglasses that can shoot first-person videos and upload them to ephemeral-messaging service Snapchat. Starting Thursday, you can buy those glasses if you’re in the right place on the right day. Here’s what we know.
They’ll only be sold through ‘Snapbots’
Forget preorders or waltzing into a Best Buy. Instead, you’ll need to hunt down a Snapbot, a vending machine just for selling Spectacles. It looks like this:
It seems Snapchat has just one vending machine at the moment that will journey across the US, one spot at a time. You can expect the locations to be big cities or densely populated areas, like New York and Los Angeles, for example. The first stop is Venice Beach, California, but the company said you can expect a bot to pop up in “places where you’re excited to make memories.”