glasses Archive

Snapchat’s 10 second video glasses are real and cost $130 bucks

Snapchat’s long-rumored camera glasses are actually real. The startup’s first foray into hardware will be a pair of glasses called “Spectacles” and will go on sale this fall for $129.99, according to The WSJ. The glasses will only come in one size, but will be available in three colors – black, teal and coral. To start recording you tap a button on the side of the …

Online glasses retailer MyOptique sells to lens-maker Essilor for close to $160M

European online glasses retailer MyOptique, which operates websites such as Glasses Direct and SunGlasses Shop in the UK and Lensbest in Germany, has been acquired by French lens maker Essilor International. Sources suggest the price for the acquisition is close to €140M (~$158M) — but a figure has not been officially confirmed. MyOptique has pulled in some £55 million in VC funding over its eleven years of operation — at current exchange rates …