After months of rumors, we now know the Snapchat glasses are real.
The company has officially introduced Spectacles, its Snapchat-connected wearable, that is set to go on sale later this year. The good news for Snapchat fans, though, is that the glasses will be surprisingly affordable.
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Snap Inc., the Snapchat-maker’s new name, hasn’t said exactly when Spectacles will go on sale but we know they will be priced at $129.99.
While that’s still a decent chunk of change, as far as wearables go, it’s pretty reasonable. It’s less than many wrist-worn wearables like Fitbit’s $149.95 Charge 2 tracker, and significantly cheaper than other glasses products. When Google Glass launched in 2013, it cost $1,500. Read more…