The Snapchat Spectacles built by Snap Inc are now available in the UK and Europe. But they weren’t quite as well-received as Snap might have liked, meaning you can now buy the Snapchat Glasses for less. Here’s how.
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.
They were a hit in the States, and initially went down well in the UK, though they were very much a fad and ended up only selling some 150,000 pairs, leaving plenty of leftover stock – and Snap with a $40m hole in its pocket.
It looks like some Snapchat Spectacles 2 could also be on the horizon for later this year, so that’s yet another reason why prices for the Snapchat Glasses are lower than ever.
Here’s how to get yourself a great deal on the original Snapchat Spectacles, if you’re still curious.
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Snapchat Spectacles on eBay: Where to find the best UK Snapchat Glasses deals
There are two ways to buy Snapchat Spectacles in the UK – through an official retailer like Amazon and John Lewis, where they’re still somehow being sold for their full £129.99 RRP. Still, if one-click buying gives you a warm, fuzzy feeling in your tummy (or anywhere else) here’s where to find the overpriced specs.
- 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
Alternatively, bag yourself a bargain by heading over to eBay and having yourself a search for ‘Snapchat Spectacles’ or ‘Snapchat Glasses’. At time of writing, they could be had for under £30 – even the sellers quoting £40-50 asking prices are a bargain compared to the full price, especially as the specs are now largely a novelty.
Here’s the £30-odd deal we spotted (expiring eight days from Monday, March 3), or head over to eBay and have a browse for yourself. We’re confident this is the cheapest way to get a pair of Snapchat Spectacles, and prices should drop even further, should an updated pair come out later in the year.
- Get Deal: Snapchat Spectacles at eBay
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