We all love celebrating something new especially when it’s something you can put your hands on and interact with. This week a talk show host and you all might know of her, Ellen DeGeneres has had the opportunity to be the first one to use a Snapbot. An interactive vending machine that Snapchat is using to distribute Spectacles over the next few months.
Video camera glasses are going to probably become the next big thing. The glasses will be sold in interactive vending machines throughout the United States. It will only take about 10 seconds to process the transaction, the same length as a snap. The spectacles come with three accessories, a charging case, a charging cable and a cleaning cloth. This will most likely be the only way to get your hands on a pair. The interactive vending machines will be present in each location for about a day at a time, according to Snap. New locations will be revealed 24 hours in advance through via a map on Snap’s website Spectacles.com.
There was a video released to show how the machines are interactive. The eye on the front of the screen is closed until someone approaches. Visitors can then virtually try on the device in three colors coral, black and teal that are available. The first machine arrived in Venice Beach, nearby Snap’s headquarters yesterday. For those of you that were not anywhere near Venice and want to see how the glasses look. Snap has released a lens that users can unlock for 24 hours to try them out. If you miss the 24-hour window and would like to see how they look you have another opportunity to do so. You can visit beaspectacle.com which is created by a digital agency GLOW, which lets you try them on by uploading a photo. Have fun through your lenses, if you’re lucky enough to cop a pair before they are all sold out.