Snap, the company that owns the app Snapchat, demonstrated that it can do hardware as well by unveiling the Spectacles last year. They’re basically a pair of sunglasses that make it very easy to Snapchat on the go. It started selling them in limited quantities using cute vending machines in select locations across the United States and now, ahead of its pending IPO, the company has decided to open up sales for everyone. Snap Spectacles are now available for purchase online in the United States. You no longer have to go out of your way to find one of those vending machines.
Perhaps with this move the company is trying to prove to investors that Spectacles wasn’t just a brand stunt and that it’s a viable hardware product that can make some good money for the company. Those who are interested in picking one up can head over to Spectacles.com to pick up a pair for $129.99.
Even though anyone can place an order for Spectacles now it’s going to take some time before their units arrives. Customers may have to wait for up to four weeks for their units to chip. Snap is also selling $9.99 charging cords and $49.99 charging cases for Spectacles online, these were previously sold via Amazon but will no longer be available from the online retailer.
Now that Spectacles are available for purchase in the United States it remains to be seen if the company is going to expand this product globally, at least in neighboring markets, but that’s something that it hasn’t said much about at this point in time.