Snap Spectacles now available online in the US

Snapchat Spectacles price listed at $129 as open sales begin          Categories Accessories Author by Adam

Snap Inc. sold Spectacles only through vending machines, often drawing crowds that quickly outpaced supply.

If you want to be like the cool kids, Snapchat's silly looking video and photo-capturing spectacles are no longer restricted to those who can find its vending machines. But on Thursday, the company said that now they have set the target valuation in the range of 19.5 billion dollars - 22.3 billion dollars. The interactive accessory is essentially a pair of sunglasses with a small camera that takes 10-second video clips from the user's perspective, which can be uploaded and sent out exclusively through Snapchat.

Snap Inc., the parent company of the ephemeral messaging app Snapchat, today launched, an e-commerce site where shoppers can buy Spectacles, which are sunglasses with a built-in camera.

Snapchat Spectacles, which have been playing hard to get for a while now, are finally available online.

Snap has begun selling its Spectacles sunglasses to the USA public online - having previously only been available in "Snapbot" vending machines around the US.

According to a report in Fortune, "Spectacles" come with a charging case and cable in three shades including black, coral red and teal blue.

Earlier in the month, Snapchat said that it would make its hard-to-obtain Spectacles easier to buy in 2017. As a matter of fact, making the glasses available online will recreate the kind of buzz that greeted the initial release in September. The little Snapbot icon was gone, and all you could see was a countdown. While the spectacles have not generated significant revenue so far, they have created a lot of publicity for the company.

The company - which recently changed its name to Snap - didn't offer its $129 glasses through traditional outlets like stores or online retailers.

Snap is expected to go public the first week of March.



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