The coveted Snapchat Spectacles built by Snap Inc are finally in the UK and Europe. Here’s what we now know about the glasses, including their price and where you can buy them.
(Update: June 19, 2017): It’s now possible to buy a pair of Snapchat Spectacles directly through Amazon in the UK, so scroll down the page to find links to all the different colour options available.
Launched in the US in 2016, Snapchat Spectacles are connected sunglasses and represent the company’s first foray into hardware.
They connect to Snapchat via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth, and – thanks to an embedded video camera in one temple – allow the wearer to capture short snaps of what they’re seeing to share on the social network.
Needless to say, they’ve been a hit in the States, and so it’s no surprise that there’s plenty of demand for the specs over here in humble Blighty too.
Fortunately, the wait is finally over and it’s now possible to pick up a pair of Snapchat Spectacles right here in the UK.
Here’s where to buy them and pricing details.
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Snapchat Spectacles: UK price and where to buy
There are two ways to buy Snapchat Spectacles in the UK, though the first is only really a viable option for tourists and those who commute via London’s Waterloo Station.
Snapchat has dropped a handful of its ‘Snapbot’ Spectacle vending machines near landmark locations where – pardon me while I quickly revist my breakfast – “memories are made”.
These will be located in London, Berlin, Paris, Venice and Barcelona – London’s Snapbot is located at the London Eye in SE1.
That’s the bad news. The good news is that Snapchat is also embracing the wonderful possibilities of 21st century retail and selling its Spectacles online!
You can bag yourself a pair using the following Amazon links:
- Buy Now: Snapchat Spectacles (Coral) at Amazon for £129.99
- Buy Now: Snapchat Spectacles (Teal) at Amazon for £129.99
- Buy Now: Snapchat Spectacles (Black) at Amazon for £129.99
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