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Snapchat's Spectacles are finally on sale in Europe — here's where to buy them

Oh hello.Hollis JohnsonSpectacles, the buzzy camera-glasses from Snapchat, have finally landed in Europe.On Friday morning, the social media company's first hardware product went on sale across the continent. In short: They're just a pair of sunglasses with a video camera built-in. But when they first debuted in the US they proved an instant hit, thanks to Snapchat's canny marketing, a limited supply, and use of pop-up "Snapbot" vending machines to sell them.In Europe, they're available to...

Video-enabled Snapchat glasses drop into Berlin for popup event

A man tries out the Spectacles in Berlin. Photo: DPA The company behind Snapchat launched their camera-enabled Spectacles in Berlin on Friday through a bright yellow, popup vending machine. Snapchat unveiled their new “Spectacles” on Friday in Berlin, as they dropped their vending machine in a beach volleyball park in the capital city. The Spectacles cost €149.99 and could be bought in three different colours - red, black, and blue. Photos and videos can be recorded by the wearer,...

Wearable Glasses Are Back in Fashion

Over the last year, I’ve noticed a renewed interest in wearable glasses. Sure there’s plenty of mask-like goggles on the market for game playing, but glasses have emerged as a product in development by a number of tech companies. There’s been plenty of rumors that Apple glasses will be with us by 2020. The rumors have been given stronger credence by a leaked Occupational Health and Safety report at Apple that referred to "After BT4 user study, user advised study lead, that she experienced...