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Snap's Spectacles hit Europe, complete with funky vending machine dispensers

Snap's camera-equipped wearables are on sale online and via the Snapbot pop-up vending machines.

Published onJune 2, 2017

Snap Inc. has introduced its camera-equipped smart glasses, known as Spectacles, to Europe. The wearable has been made available online as well as via its Snapbot pop-up vending machine — the same way in which they were introduced to the US last November.

The first place you’ll find the Spectacles in the wild is, quite appropriately, the London Eye, where a Snapbot is currently dispensing Spectacles at a price of £129.99. These vending machines tend to move after a couple of days, so if you want to check it out, you’ll have to act fast. You can also keep an eye on the @Spectacles Twitter channel if you want to find out where it might be headed next.

Spectacles have landed in Europe!
— Spectacles (@Spectacles) June 2, 2017

It was three months or so before the Spectacles were made available online in the US, however, in Europe you can already buy them at There isn’t a huge advantage to purchasing them at the Snapbot, though you can virtually demo them before buying there, and it would be faster than waiting 3-5 days for online delivery (and there’s the novelty, of course).

The Spectacles house a wide-angle camera to allow users to record and share 10-second, eye-level videos. If nothing else, they’re a fresh and quirky product — find out all our thoughts in our video review below.

In related news, Andy Rubin’s Essential company may also be working on its own camera-equipped smart glasses — read more about that here.

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