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USA: Queues form as Snapchat Spectacles pop-up store opens in New York01:59

USA: Queues form as Snapchat Spectacles pop-up store opens in New York

United States, New York
November 22, 2016 at 08:52 GMT -00:00 · Published

Up to 500 Snapchat enthusiasts queued up outside the ‘Spectacles’ pop-up store on 5 East 59th Street, near Central Park in New York's Manhattan on Monday to buy a pair of the instant messaging app’s new gadget, Spectacles, which are sunglasses fitted with a camera.

Shoppers queued from 6:00 EST (11:00 GMT) to purchase the spectacles from a ‘Snapbot’ vending machine placed in the middle of the room. Spectacles can synch up with a person's Snapchat account, allowing them to shoot short videos sent as ephemeral messages via the Snapchat app.

Shoppers could purchase a maximum of two pairs of specs priced at $129.95 (€122.51). The pop-up store will remain open until New Year's Eve, closing only on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

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Up to 500 Snapchat enthusiasts queued up outside the ‘Spectacles’ pop-up store on 5 East 59th Street, near Central Park in New York's Manhattan on Monday to buy a pair of the instant messaging app’s new gadget, Spectacles, which are sunglasses fitted with a camera.

Shoppers queued from 6:00 EST (11:00 GMT) to purchase the spectacles from a ‘Snapbot’ vending machine placed in the middle of the room. Spectacles can synch up with a person's Snapchat account, allowing them to shoot short videos sent as ephemeral messages via the Snapchat app.

Shoppers could purchase a maximum of two pairs of specs priced at $129.95 (€122.51). The pop-up store will remain open until New Year's Eve, closing only on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

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