The Snapchat guide to making wearable glasses cool


Snap Inc. is going to great lengths to make sure its techie toy for the face, Snapchat Spectacles, lands with a bang.

The San Francisco-based social media platform announced its first product, Spectacles, in September. The sunglasses, which sell for $130, come in three colors — black, teal and coral — and resemble an unassuming pair of shades you might pick up at Urban Outfitters. The fashionable look of Spectacles was no accident: Snap worked with Vergence Labs, a startup specializing in high-tech but still appealing eyewear, in creating them.

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