After several leaks and reports, Facebook has finally introduced its first smart glasses in collaboration with Ray-Ban. Smart glasses named Ray-Ban Stories have been launched in 20 different combinations. The new smart glasses will allow users to capture photos and videos, listen to music and take phone calls on the go. It primarily lets users record the world as they see it. Tipster Evan Blass shared a series of pictures of smart glasses coming in the classic Ray-Ban style.
The Ray-Ban Stories Smart Glass comes with a 5-megapixel integrated camera that allows users to capture images and videos on the go. As Facebook says in the blog, smart glasses allow users to capture the world as they see it. In addition to clicking pictures, users can also record videos of up to 30 seconds using the capture button or hands-free with Facebook Assistant voice commands. In the blog, the company said that a hard-wired capture LED lights up whenever you take a picture or record a video using your smart glasses.
Features of Ray-Ban Stories Smart Glasses
Ray-Ban Stories comes with in-built speakers and has a three-microphone audio array that provides better voice and sound transmission for calls and videos. The company has used beamforming technology in smart glasses, which reduces background noise during your call and enhances the calling experience.
Ray-Ban Stories is integrated with the new Facebook View app so that users can share stories and memories with friends and social media followers. The Facebook View app on iOS and Android will make it easy to import, edit and share content captured on smart glasses into apps on the phone. Including Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, Messenger, Twitter, TikTok, Snapchat and more. Ray-Ban Stories is available in 20 forms in classic Ray-Ban styles – Wayfarer, Wayfarer Large, Round and Clear comes in five colors with a range of sun lenses.
Ray-ban stories smart glasses price
The smart glasses are made in partnership with Facebook and EssilorLuxottica. Ray-Ban Stories costs $299 USD (approximately Rs. 21,000). It will be available for purchase in 20 style combinations online and in select retail stores in the US, as well as Australia, Canada, Ireland, Italy and the UK. Facebook has not disclosed whether the smart glasses will be launched in India or not. Therefore, Indian users may have to wait a little longer to try their hands on smart glasses.