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Feb. 14, 2017 12:24 pm

OMG: There’s a Snap Spectacles vending machine at Dilworth Park

Get a pair for just $129.99 before they run out.

Snapbot landed in Philly.

(Photo by Arturo Varela)

Stop the presses: As you’re reading this, there’s a Snap Spectacle vending machine just sitting at Dilworth Park next to the LOVE statue. Don’t believe us? Check right here.

And here:

Wondering what these trinkets are and how they work? So were we. Here’s a quick review from The Verge:

The machine, which will be on site for just a few hours until the devices run out, will be doling out the Snapchat-viewing goggles for $129,99 a pop. Dang.

If you feel like thanking anyone, word has it Visit Philadelphia had a little hand in getting the machine to Philly. To celebrate, the nonprofit rolled out a “With Love” geofilter around the Love Statue.

Visit Philadelphia launched its Snapchat account last summer. In 2016, Visit Philly geofilters reportedly had some four million views.

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Roberto Torres

Roberto Torres became Technical.ly Lead Philly Reporter in May 2016. Prior, he was a freelance contributor to Technical.ly and Al Dia News. The native Venezuelan moved to Philadelphia in 2015 after reporting on research at his alma mater, the University of Zulia. Whenever he's not fencing deadlines, he can be found standing in line at Overbrook Pizza in West Philly, running Netflix/Hulu marathons with his wife or reading news from Venezuela.

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