clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

You can now buy Snap’s video-recording sunglasses online

Spectacles aren’t available only from a vending machine anymore.

A woman wearing aqua Snap Spectacles and matching aqua lipstick and aqua nail polish

Spectacles, Snap’s video-recording sunglasses, are now available for purchase online.

Snap has been selling the glasses since November, but you could only buy them from a single New York City pop-up shop, or from vending machines that popped up somewhat randomly in places around the country.

Now Snap is closing the pop-up shop and pulling the vending machines back (at least temporarily) to sell the glasses in a more conventional way — online at

Snap’s glasses have been great marketing for the company, which is preparing to IPO early next month. The unorthodox sales method generated a lot of buzz, long lines and lots of free publicity from users scrambling to buy them.

Even so, the glasses aren’t a meaningful part of Snap’s business. The company brought in $404 million in revenue last year, but said in its IPO paperwork that Spectacles have “not generated significant revenue for us.”

The glasses will be the same price ($129.99) and come in the same colors as they did when Snap sold them out of vending machines.


This article originally appeared on

Sign up for the newsletter Sign up for Vox Recommends

Get curated picks of the best Vox journalism to read, watch, and listen to every week, from our editors.