Facebook’s first entry into the smart glasses industry is here!Together with Ray-Ban, they officially announced the price of 299 US dollars (about 1,930 yuan) earlier today. Ray-Ban Stories. Through it you can take photos or videos from the first perspective, just like Snap’s Spectacles. At the same time, it also has the sound function of Bose and Amazon glasses, allowing you to listen to music or make calls.
So in general, what it can do is not very different from the existing similar products on the market. What is the special selling point? The answer is the shape that is not much different from the general trend glasses. Except for the cameras on the two corners, you can hardly see that this is a wearable device. In order to meet the matching needs of different people, Ray-Ban Stories will provide Wayfarer, Round, Meteor and other popular Ray-Ban styles. Five colors are available, and the lenses also have options such as flat lenses, power lenses, and sunglasses.
The more powerful point is that the factory has also controlled the weight of this product well. Take Wayfarer as an example. With dual 5MP cameras, Snapdragon lenses, touchpads, speakers, triple microphones, and some other hardware, it is only 5g heavier than normal non-smart models. When shooting, there will be a very obvious LED light on the glasses to light up, as far as possible to inform people around to protect privacy (but the validity is honestly doubtful…). In terms of battery life, Facebook claims that the glasses “can be used for about a day” on a single charge. In fact, it is almost like listening to music for three hours. The matching glasses case can provide the power required for three additional charges.
Not surprisingly, Ray-Ban Stories also supports Facebook’s assistant service. You can wake it up by voice “Hey Facebook”, tap the right temple or directly through the touchpad. The glasses have been confirmed to be sold in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, Ireland, and Italy from today. There are as many as 20 styles available. Friends in these places can try it if they have the opportunity.