Here’s Where New Yorkers Can Buy Snapchat Spectacles

November 21, 2016, 5:38 PM UTC

Snapchat Spectacles are hard to come by, but it just got a bit easier for people living in New York City.

Snapchat has installed a Spectacles vending machine, otherwise known as a Snapbot, in Manhattan, Business Insider reports. The new machine is located on East 59th Street, close to Central Park. And it will remain open until New Year’s Eve, closing only during Thanksgiving and Christmas.

The first Snapbot location was in Venice Beach, Calif., close to Snapchat’s headquarters. The vending machines are the only way you can purchase Snapchat Spectacles, unless you’re willing to pay well beyond the $130 price tag: People are selling selling the glasses on sites like eBay at inflated prices, some going for as much as $1,000.

New Yorkers interested in a pair of Spectacles should act fast: Vending machines are only being installed temporarily, so that the company can regularly relocate to other cities.


The company first unveiled its Spectacles in September and began selling them earlier this month. The device comes with a charging case, charging cable, and a cleaning cloth. Basically, the Spectacles make it so app users can take photos photos and videos hands-free, and then it transfers the footage to your Snapchat account.

Snapchat could not immediately be reached for comment.

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