Snapchat Spectacles Might Finally Go Mainstream Soon For This Reason

6 February 2017, 18:19 | Updated: 17 July 2017, 12:24

We the Unicorns

By Liam Dryden

Will we be seeing them in stores soon?

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.

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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)