The new device will be available on September 9 for $299.
Facebook has officially unveiled the first smart glasses created in partnership with Ray-Ban. The device, called "Stories", has two cameras with a resolution of 5 megapixels, which are built into the frame.
Smart glasses can turn on the camera to record video up to 30 seconds long, as well as take photos. Microphones and speakers are also built into the arms of the device. Thus, the owner of smart glasses can make voice calls, as well as listen to music.
The full specifications of the glasses have not yet been disclosed. It is known that “Stories” are powered by a Snapdragon processor, and in terms of mass they almost do not differ from the standard version of Ray-Ban Wayfarer glasses.
Smart glasses are equipped with buttons to enable video recording, and also support voice commands using Facebook Assistant. To support work with video and photos, the Facebook View mobile application for Android and iOS smartphones will be available.
“The Facebook View app for iOS and Android makes it easy to import, edit and share content captured on smart glasses to social networks. You can also save content to your phone's camera, edit and share it directly. And new, exclusive features built into Facebook View will allow you to create unique content, giving a special charm to your messages, ”the press release notes.
Facebook reports that in the United States and Canada, as well as in Australia, Italy, the UK and Ireland, the device will be available for sale starting September 9, 2021. Stories will cost $299. In total, about twenty different glasses will go on sale, including prescription glasses based on the classic Ray-Ban styles - Wayfarer, Wayfarer Large, Round and Meteor. The date of the official release of smart glasses in other markets has not yet been determined.