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LINQ Promenade features Snapchat Spectacles vending machine

Posted at 7:16 PM, Aug 02, 2017

The LINQ Promenade is now the first and only location in Nevada to have a Snapbot.

The yellow vending machine allows Snapchatters to virtually try-on and purchase a pair of Spectacles by Snap Inc.

Spectacles are sunglasses that capture Snaps. They feature a built-in video camera that records exactly what the wearer sees, hands-free, with a touch of a button. Snaps taken with Spectacles save wirelessly into Snapchat's "Memories" and can then be uploaded to a Snapchatter’s Story or shared directly with family and friends in a new circular video format that can be played full-screen, in any orientation.

To date, Snapbots have landed in locations throughout the U.S. and select countries in Europe for about a day at a time each. The latest Snapbot landing in Las Vegas will call The LINQ its home for the summer. Previously, Snapbots have popped up at places such as the Grand Canyon and the Eiffel Tower.

While at the Snapbot location, customers can virtually try on each color sunglasses by pushing the corresponding button (coral, black, or teal). This virtual try-on technology leverages the same technology that powers Snapchat Lenses. Spectacles come charged and ready for Memory making and will be located near The LINQ Promenade fountain and Flour & Barley Brick Oven Pizza.

The Spectacles cost around $130.