By Kaya 959 Reporter
Facebook recently announced its first-generation smart glasses in partnership with Ray-Ban. Facebook says this is the first product to come out of its multi-year partnership with EssilorLuxottica.
Ray-Ban Stories, as the name suggests, is a “new way to capture photos and video, share your adventures, and listen to music or take phone calls.”
The Ray-Ban Stories are fully compatible with prescription lenses. The glasses will start at $299, with polarized and transition lens options coming in at a higher price point.
Ray-Ban Stories feature dual integrated 5MP cameras. It’s possible to take photos and up to 30-second videos using the capture button or hands-free with Facebook Assistant voice commands.
The twin cameras will allow users to add 3D effects to their photos and videos once they upload them to the app.
In a launch video of the product, CEO Mark Zuckerberg spoke about why the partnership with Ray-Ban was so important:
“Ray-Ban Stories are an important step toward a future when phones are no longer a central part of our lives and you won’t have to choose between interacting with a device or interacting with the world around you,” he said.
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WATCH THE LAUNCH VIDEO HERE:
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They 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.