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.
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…
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.
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…