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Facebook Introduces Smart Glasses Called Ray-Ban Stories

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by Juhi Mirza · 3 min read
Facebook Introduces Smart Glasses Called Ray-Ban Stories
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These Smart glasses are said to comprise the latest software technology developed by Facebook that will permit users to perform multiple functions at once.

Facebook Inc (NASDAQ: FB) has finally inaugurated its newest range of smart glasses known as Ray-Ban stories. These glasses will be incorporating a technology created by Facebook that will allow users to take videos and photos by pressing a button available on the right side. The glasses at present are priced at $299 and will be first available for sale in the UK, Italy, Ireland, Australia, America, and Canada

Facebook Launches Its First Generation Ray-Ban Smart Glasses in Collaboration with Luxottica

These Smart glasses are said to comprise the latest software technology developed by Facebook that will permit users to perform multiple functions at once. The users will easily be able to shoot videos and click images by pressing a button available on the right side of the spectacles. Along with that, the glasses will include a set of small speakers which can be connected to a user’s smartphone via Bluetooth and can be used to listen to music and songs. The glasses also possess distinctive LED lights informing users of when the camera is being used or is functional.

Other than Facebook, various companies in the past have tried developing their series of smart glasses to entice customers. Snap Inc. was the first company to introduce a range of new smart glasses followed by Google back in 2013. Facebook had initially announced their plans to introduce smart glasses in 2019 and now have finally unveiled their first range of spectacle in a joint venture with Ray-Ban eyewear.

Facebook has partnered with a European eyewear conglomerate EssilorLuxottica to develop these glasses, which is Ray Ban’s parent company. The glasses also come with a mic embedded in for the users to conveniently make calls and give voice commands to access other features. This recent development by Facebook has prompted users to take a step into the future and experience the world where technology paves the way to make things accessible and simple for them.

Facebook has long been working on a smart glasses-based tech that has finally come to fruition. The new Ray-Ban stories will enable users to access multiple functions straight from their spectacles. The glasses comprise a double five megapixels camera that can store up to 500 images and let the users click images manually via pressing the button. The voice command feature can be activated by using the phrase “Hey Facebook.”

Facebook and Ray-Ban in an interview with CNBC have clarified their intent behind launching these smart glasses. They further stated that their initial goal was to allow users to capture the present moments with ease and simplicity.  While many users struggle to capture the perfect moment with their phones, Facebook wanted to solve that issue by providing users with a product that allows them to instantly capture the said event without experiencing any delay or get embroiled in photography antics that require users to pull their phones and optimize their smartphones camera focus to click ideal images.

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Juhi Mirza is an archaeology major who is obsessive about blockchain/Crypto technology and deems it to be the foundational philosophy of the future. Her dogged ability to research and crystallise technical facts/multiple perspectives into rivetting stories makes her an accessible finance writer. She tends to her archaeological pursuits and loves unearthing the past over the weekends.

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