Our First Impression of the Snapchat Spectacles

Ben Lee

Ben Lee

CEO and Co-founder of Neon Roots

Ben Lee is the co-founder and CEO of Neon Roots, a digital development agency with a mission to destroy the development model and rebuild it from the ground up. After a brief correspondence with Fidel Castro at age nine, Ben decided to start doing things his own way, going from busboy to club manager at a world-class nightclub before he turned 18. Since then, Ben has founded or taken a leading role in 5 businesses in everything from software development to food and entertainment.

Snapchat – err, Snap, Inc. – surprised everybody last week by deploying their adorable, Minion-inspired vending machine in Venice for 24 hours to sell the much-anticipated Spectacles, Snap’s first foray into hardware products. We’ve been hearing rumors and reports on the Spectacles and how they work for months now, but this was the first chance that a lucky few were able to snag a pair and take them for a test drive.

We teamed up with Tiffany Cohen, a model over at TWM Agency, who had a chance to play with the Spectacles for an hour or so. Here’s her take on the look, feel, and future of the Spectacles.