Smart glasses have landed and getting used to them seems like a breeze.
Launched in September 2021, Facebook teamed up with Ray-Ban to produce glasses that take photos, play podcasts, and record videos including answering calls.
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Unveiled with the idea to contribute to the MetaVerse, these smart glasses called Ray-Ban Stories use EssilorLuxottica, the classic Ray-Ban classic Wayfarer frame and allow users to listen to music, answer calls, and take videos.
they also play music & the speaker is right by your ears
We know that Facebook plans to build towards AR glasses.
Even though the smart glasses are entering an already saturated market, with SnapChat already ahead of the curve.
Apples is rumored to have plans to join the smart glasses space making this new field a worthy investment going forward.
The smart glasses look pretty normal from the outside.
An array of features such as the 5 megapixel camera, Bluetooth 5.0, a battery and storage large enough to keep around 500 photos, users can snap away by pressing and holding a button on the right side of the glasses.
The Ray-Ban Stories come with a menu set up on the right side of the glasses to allow users to toggle between music, calls and voice assistant.
Play, skip music or answer a phone call without even reaching for your smartphone.
You do need to have a Facebook account to use Ray-Ban Stories in order to have access to all Facebook features.
Should you deactivate your Facebook account, pairing Ray-Ban Stories to your phone in order to import videos and photos or even have access to Facebook assistant, will not be possible
Mark Zuckerberg launching the glasses said Facebook wanted a device that allowed users to capture their stories in real time.
Stay in the moment, while hiking, or cooking without the need to reach for your smart device.
At the price of $299, the glasses come with discreet open ear speakers to allow users to be in-sync with the glasses while on a hike.
Videos and photos captured by the glasses remain encrypted until such a time that they’re downloaded off the glasses and onto another storage area.
Share most of your memories on Instagram, Facebook and even WhatsApp to provide a real time view of your surroundings.
An LED light at the front of the camera lets people know that you’re taking a picture or recording for that on the spot pose that many vloggers love.
Style, consumer choice and comfort are some of the aspects both Facebook and Ray-Ban factored into the design to ensure users loved the incoming packed new addition to the smart glasses market.