Ray-Ban Stories are available in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, Ireland, and Italy.
Facebook introduced its first generation of smart glasses in collaboration with the renowned brand Ray-Ban on Thursday, September 9: the Ray-Ban Stories, which give users a new method to capture images, record videos, and share their finest moments.
Smart glasses, connected to their users’ smartphones, allow them to listen to music and receive phone calls so as not to lose communication with friends and family.
The Ray-Ban Stories were built in partnership by Facebook and EssilorLuxottica, according to the company’s announcement on its official site. Its starting price is $299 and it is already available on Ray-Ban‘s website, with 20 different style combinations such as Ray-Ban’s classic Wayfarer, Wayfarer Large, Round, and Meteor, five different colors and with a range of lenses including clear, sun, transition, and prescription.
The smart glasses will initially be available in the United States, Australia, Canada, Ireland, Italy, and the United Kingdom in both large and small shops.
Features of the Ray-Ban Stories Facebook
These smart glasses have two integrated 5 MP cameras that allow you to capture moments from a unique first-person perspective with high dynamic range optimization. You can capture images and videos for up to 30 seconds using the capture button or Facebook Assistant voice commands. “Hey, Facebook, take a photo,” and you’re finished.
Plus, a capture led light turns on to let people nearby know when the Ray-Ban Stories is taking a photo or video.
They also have sound customization, and the three-microphone audio array improves voice and sound transmission for phone calls and videos through optimized speakers. Beamforming technology and a background noise reduction technique help to improve the call experience, much as you would expect from a headset.
The new Ray-Ban Stories is compatible with Facebook View, allowing users to share their tales and memories with friends and followers in one click. The Facebook View app for iOS and Android makes it simple to modify content recorded by the smart glasses, and it also aids in sharing movies and photos on platforms like Instagram, WhatsApp, Twitter, TikTok, Snapchat, and of course Facebook and Messenger.
Smart lenses also allow anything recorded to be saved to a phone’s gallery, edited, and then shared.
Facebook did not go into specifics regarding the technical specifications of its Ray-Ban Stories, but it was revealed that they are powered by a Snapdragon processor with a touch screen, battery, and other features.
Mark Zuckerberg and Rocco Basilico, Chief Wearables Officer at EssilorLuxottica introduce #RayBanStories – the new way to capture, share and listen.
— Facebook (@Facebook) September 9, 2021
On privacy, the social networking company noted: “We designed Ray-Ban Stories with privacy in mind, adding numerous built-in features to provide control and peace of mind for both device owners and passersby.