Ray-Ban Stories Revealed – Facebook’s First Smartglasses

After every week of teases, Fb and Ray-Ban are lastly asserting Ray-Ban Tales, a brand new line of smartglasses with built-in cameras and Fb options.

Take a look at the complete announcement video together with an introduction to the package from Fb CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Rocco Basilico of Ray-Ban model proprietor Luxottica beneath.

Ray-Ban Tales Specs And Options

As anticipated (and basically confirmed in a leak earlier at the moment), Ray-Ban Tales are sun shades that resemble conventional Ray-Ban fashions with small cameras embedded within the high corners of the edges. Just like the Snap Spectacles earlier than them, you need to use these cameras to immediately seize point-of-view footage, as was demonstrated by Fb VP of VR and AR, Andrew Bosworth, in a tease earlier this week. The glasses don’t, nevertheless, function any kind of VR or AR performance.

The twin 5MP cameras seize up for 30 seconds of video or pictures. An LED lights up when the glasses are recording or taking a photograph. There’s additionally built-in Bluetooth assist and a Three-microphone audio array permitting you to connect with your telephone to take calls or take heed to apps.

As for Fb options, the glasses are built-in with the Fb Assistant, permitting you to function the glasses along with your voice. You can too use the Fb View companion app to share media by way of different providers together with non-Fb functions.

Ray-Ban Tales Value And Launch Date

Facebook Ray-Ban Stories Group Shot

Ray-Ban Tales are launching at the moment within the US, UK, Canada, Italy, Eire and Australia and begin at $299 USD, the identical value because the entry-level 128GB Oculus Quest 2 VR headset. You can too decide them up with Polarized lenses beginning at $329 or Transitions lenses beginning at $379. The glasses are available three fashions named Wayfarer (Wayfarer L), Spherical and Meteor and can be found in 5 totally different colours.

Are Ray-Ban Tales AR Glasses?

In a nutshell: no. AR know-how has a spatial understanding of the world round you after which makes use of that info to challenge digital pictures into your surroundings. Ray-Ban Tales gained’t do that, and so they gained’t even have an overlay interface. They do, nevertheless, signify a kind issue that Fb is little doubt eager to someday attain with an AR headset; present units just like the Microsoft HoloLens 2 and Magic Leap One are cumbersome and unfit for all-day use. Fb Actuality Labs, the division of the corporate accountable for AR and VR know-how, is utilizing prototype AR glasses not supposed for client use, however it will likely be a while earlier than the corporate brings a real client AR headset to market.

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