Snapchat Will Sell Its Spectacles Camera Glasses Through Pop-Up Vending Machines

To help you find where the machines will be, Snap has introduced an online map that lets you see their location 24 hours in advance.

By Alex Heath

Snap Inc
Snap Inc's new Snapbot vending machine, which will sell Spectacles.

This story originally appeared on Business Insider

Snapchat parent company Snap Inc. has revealed how it will sell its camera-equipped, $130 Spectacles glasses: through pop-up vending machines called Snapbots that appear in "surprising" locations for one day only.

To find where the machines will be, Snap has introduced an online map that lets you see their location 24 hours in advance. The first pop-up will be on Thursday in Venice Beach, Calif., where the company is headquartered.

Each Snapbot vending machine will have motion sensors that turn on its circular screen when someone steps into view. The screen will show footage of video recordings from the eyewear, which can record 10-second clips that sync with the Snapchat app.

Three buttons that correspond to the three colors (coral, black and teal) Spectacles sell in will let you virtually try on each color on the screen before you pay.

The company previously said that Spectacles would be sold in "limited distribution" this fall. Adweek says these vending machines "will represent Spectacles' only retail distribution for months."

Here's a promo video for the Snapbot machines:

Alex Heath

Tech Reporter for Business Insider

Alex Heath is a tech reporter for Business Insider in New York City. He covers social media companies such as Facebook, Snapchat and Twitter. He also writes about the hottest apps and startups.

Before joining Business Insider in 2015, he closely covered Apple for the website Cult of Mac. He has been a guest on shows like Good Morning America, BBC World News, Marketplace Tech and This Week in Tech.

He prefers getting tips and pitches via email or Twitter DM.

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