It appears like we’ll be getting the primary particulars about Fb’s collaboration with Ray-Ban on a pair of smartglasses later this week.
Ray-Ban’s official web site simply posted a tease with the date 09/09/2021, suggesting we’ll get extra particulars this Thursday. We will see what’s seemingly a silhouette of the glasses themselves however, aside from that there’s little in the way in which of particulars.
The web page does permit customers to join a ‘Launch Notification’, although it’s not clear if the smartglasses may truly launch this week, or we’ll merely get a date for later down the road. Final 12 months Fb mentioned the glasses would launch in 2021 and, extra just lately, CEO Mark Zuckerberg reconfirmed they’d be the corporate’s subsequent hardware launch.
Yesterday Fb VP of AR and VR, Andrew Bosworth, teased a reveal of the glasses by displaying off what appears like a point-of-view recording characteristic whereas on trip with Zuckerberg. You don’t truly see the glasses themselves within the video, although.
Regardless of Bosworth’s tease, we’re not anticipating this Ray-Ban collaboration to incorporate any true augmented actuality options, as a substitute seemingly resembling one of many earlier generations of the Snap Spectacles (which, funnily sufficient, have already advanced into a reasonably spectacular prototype AR headset). That mentioned, we’ll must see the official particulars on Thursday to know what the system is absolutely able to. Fb is working by itself, extra superior AR prototypes, however we don’t anticipate to see these for years but.
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