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We stood in line for 18 hours for Snap's Spectacles. Here's what we thought of them.

Following in the footsteps of its neighbor Apple, Snapchat queued up fans in New York City this week for the release of Spectacles.

The $129 funky sunglasses glasses allow users to take short, first-person videos and post them to Snapchat's ephemeral messaging platform. According to Snapchat parent company Snap, the glasses will be sold in a limited quantity. Case in point: They've been sold by vending machine in random locations across the country.

The millennial-friendly devices are in such high demand that they're being sold on eBay for as much as $5,000.

If 18 hours of waiting in the cold doesn't seem like your kind of party, fear not — CNBC did the waiting for you. It turns out, while the glasses look goofy, they're worth it to up your Snapchat game and they stay on for those action shots.

— Reporting by Nina Raja and Kurumi Fukushima