Since we recently saw some of our favourite YouTubers trying them out, we’ve been lusting after a pair of Snapchat Spectacles. But up til now, we’ve been struggling to figure out how to get our hands on a pair. The specs, which launched last September, can record and share trippy 10-second Snapchat videos from your POV; and until now, have only been sold from mysterious vending machines (called Snapbots) at around $130 a pop.
But it might be easier to get our hands on Snapchat Spectacles soon.
This week, Snap Inc. publicly filed for an IPO (meaning the company’s stock will appear on a public stock exchange); and part of their filing includes the plan to “significantly broaden the distribution of Spectacles”. What’s more, there could be some potential to give the Bluetooth-connected specs some upgrades; possibly including some augmented reality features.
There’s no denying that Snap Inc’s marketing for Snapchat Spectacles has been effective; but hopefully they’ll become mainstream sooner rather than later!
Check out Snapchat Spectacles in action in this vlog from Julien Solomita.
(Skip to 5:50. He puts them on a dog, it’s brilliant)