Snap Spectacles Are Now Available to Purchase Online, Here's a Quick Unboxing and Review

If you've been eagerly wanting to get your hands on the unique Snap Spectacles, now you can! Previously the only ways to purchase these elusive sunglasses were to find a pop-up vending machine across the states, or visit the Spectacles store in New York City. They are now available for anyone to purchase on the Spectacles website for $130 (U.S. Only). In light of the recent news, I put together a quick unboxing video to see what you can expect if you decide to purchase a pair.

When you finally get your hands on a pair, you'll be welcomed one of the more unique packaging designs you've probably seen for a tech product. The tube resembles a tennis ball case. Inside is a sturdy, rubberized case that also acts as a charging device for you Spectacles; the case provides four full charges. Inside you'll also find a small package that provides you step-by-step instructions on how to link your Spectacles to your Snapchat. Inside also provides a charging USB cord and a microfiber cloth. 

The glasses themselves are made out of standard plastic that you'd expect from any sunglasses. To operate the sunglasses, you simply tap on the right side of your frames to start a 10-second video, tap again if you'd like to extend your video to 20 or 30 seconds, and also press and hold if you'd like to stop the recording. 

I will have a more in-depth interview on my thoughts and opinions of the Spectacles in the near future, so stay tuned for that! 

Have you gotten your hands on a pair? What are your thoughts? If not, are you planning on grabbing a pair?

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18 Comments

This will be laughed away even quicker than Google Glass.

Nick Pecori's picture

Disagree. These are for one, wearable, and are actually pretty fun to use. May not be for everyone, but they have their place.

Hans Rosemond's picture

And they're a lot cheaper. Fits nicely into the Urban Outfitters crowd.

Will Deleon's picture

I photographed the product campaign for the Spectacles. After spending a ton of time with the design and marketing team, I knew they were going to be a hit. Especially with the social media kids! Even though they are a tech product, they are not meant to be tech. I was told to consider them more like a toy. Had a lot of fun shooting these with the Snap team!

Congratulations for getting that job, but I think even children will lose interest. Also, how this could be marketed to adults with a design like that blows my mind.

I have no interest in the product but I do appreciate the image used here and the others on the website. Nice work! ... On the product itself, well I think that if I saw someone approach me with any eyeglass camera, I would instinctively turn away. But for the examples Snap shows, with family for instance, I can see it. At least for ten seconds!

Andrew Richardson's picture

The marketplace seems to disagree with you.

How do you figure? Do you have sales figures?

Andrew Richardson's picture

Of course not. But the consumer response to their initial vending machine soft-launch, along with the adjustments to their IPO projections since online sales for Spectacles rolled out, are pretty telling. They have already had far more success than Google Glass which, by the way, is a ridiculous comparison to make since they only thing they have in common is the form factor of glasses and an integrated camera.

There was reported excitement with Google Glass too, and that fizzled away really fast. Today it is gone.

Michael Kormos's picture

So on top of all the things I need to charge these days, I should also add my sunglasses to the list? All to take poor-quality 10-second videos of what I'm eating, so that I can eagerly share them with the who-cares world? You could lock kindergarteners in a room for an hour and I'll bet you they'd come up with a better idea than this mockery of modern world. If at least they were honest with themselves and marketed these to 6 year olds, instead of adults, I could better stomach it.

The future of wedding videos is here. lol.

When they get up to 30 minutes, the minister can wear them at the ceremony.

Jay Jay's picture

When i get this, i can finally throw my phone away

Willis Lim's picture

Unfortunately it's only available to buy in the US at the moment Nick :(

As an American I find it unfortunate that it is available to buy in America.

Wes Jones's picture

My life is way too dull to document with these glasses.

Nick Pecori's picture

That will be my first opinion on my full review! Lol!