Snapchat Spectacles Start Selling in Europe, Both Online and at Vending Machines


It’s taken a little while for Snap’s Spectacles to make their way out of the US, but today they’re finally landing in Europe. Snapchat announced the Euorpean release of Spectacles earlier today, opening online orders for a number of regions. Of course, if you want the true Spectacles experience, you’ll also be able to stop by a number of self-serve vending machines to pick up a pair.

When Spectacles first launched here in the US, they were only obtainable through yellow vending machines dotted around the country’s major metropolitan areas. For about five months, that was only way to get a pair (unless, of course, you felt like paying a premium to online scalpers), but in February, Snapchat began offering its Spectacles online.

Luckily for those in the EU, Snapchat is selling Spectacles online from the start. A number of regions are covered in this launch, including the UK, France, Spain, Italy, Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Ireland, Finland, the Netherlands, Norway, Denmark, and Belgium. Depending on where you’re buying from, a pair of Spectacles will set you back either €149.99 or £129.99.

It seems that Snap has enough stock to keep up with demand, too. Though we expected to see delays similar to what US consumers had to deal with when Spectacles first became available online, Snap’s website says Spectacles are being delivered to EU customers in 3 to 5 working days. This remains true as we bounce through different regions, from the UK and Norway to Germany and France.

If want to buy your Spectacles in person, you’ll be able to find yellow vending machines set up in a few cities around the EU. Beginning today, you can spot them in London, Paris, Berlin, Venice, and Barcelona. Vending machines will move around the UK, France, Germany, Italy, and Spain throughout the summer, so keep an eye out if you’re somewhere other than these starting cities.

SOURCE: Snap


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