Snapchat Spectacles are now being used in professional sports too


With the NBA, NFL and other pro sports leagues already embracing Snapchat, the NHL is throwing its hat in the ring — er, on the ice — by incorporating Snapchat Spectacles into its fan experience. 

The Minnesota Wild used Snapchat’s video-recording glasses — which wirelessly transfer 10-second video to a user’s Snapchat app — to capture behind-the-scenes action, including pre-game warmups, locker room shots and T-shirt canon firing, at a game in November.

By breaking out the Spectacles, Minnesota is the first professional sports team to use wearable. Snapchat partnered with advertising agency space150 to pull it off.  Read more…

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Sextacles: How Snapchat’s new Spectacles are being used in the sack


When Snap CEO Evan Spiegel described Spectacles—his company’s first piece of hardware, a pair of video-shooting sunglasses—in a September Wall Street Journal story, he called them a “toy.” 

There’s more than one type of a toy in this world, however, and there’s one Spectacles use case we’re not yet seeing, at least not publicly: Spectacles as a sex toy. 

Of course, behind closed doors, it’s already happened.

“It was the first thing I thought as we were waiting in line,” said media entrepreneur Rachel, who bought a pair from the first popup shop in Venice Beach with the guy she’s seeing. (Names of users have been changed by Mashable at their request for privacy.)  Read more…

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Hey Snapchat, just sell Spectacles normally already, will ya?


What started out as a fun, entertaining way to get people hyped about Spectacles is now just frustratingly annoying.

That’s right, I’m talking about how Snapchat Snap is still milking Spectacles out with its extremely limited release using Snapbot vending machines. 

It’s been three weeks already. Either sell me the damn camera glasses without me needing to stalk your website or I’m throwing my money on other more useful gadgets, like a pair of Beats Solo 3 wireless headphones for my headphone jack-less iPhone 7.

Look, I always give credit where credit is due. And Snapchat certainly deserves a great amount of credit for its guerrilla campaign for Spectacles. Read more…

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Snapchat’s Spectacles drops a new Snapbot in Los Angeles


As the holiday season continues, Snap Inc. is continuing to roll out Spectacles to eager shoppers, and the latest Snapbot vending machine has just arrived. 

This one is smack dab in the middle of Los Angeles, not far from Beverly Hills.

— Spectacles (@Spectacles) November 28, 2016

Revealed using a giant, very Christmas-like gift box, the Snapbot is now operational and doling out Spectacles

One you find a Snapbot, anyone willing to pay the $129 price for the Bluetooth face camera can snag one, letting you take Snapchat to the next level.   Read more…

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Spectacles newest surprise Snapbot pops up in Florida


Finding new a Snapbot to buy Spectacles is becoming almost as popular as searching for Pokémon, which is why you’ll be happy to know that we have the newest Snapbot location: Florida. 

Specifically, Tallahassee, Florida, near the campus of Florida State University. 

The latest location for Snap’s Snapbot was revealed Saturday afternoon, just as many Americans were finally recovering from their turkey feast hangovers.

— Spectacles (@Spectacles) November 26, 2016

In case you’ve been out of the loop, Snapbots are vending machines that sell Spectacles for $129 a pop. The Bluetooth-enabled camera glasses, which work with the Snapchat app, have quickly become a popular addition to the Snapchat ecosystem and sell out almost as fast as Snap can come up with new locations for its Snapbots.  Read more…

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