Design leaks for Facebook’s new Ray-Ban Stories smart glasses surfaced hours before the official release. Therefore, we knew in advance what design the novelty would be. At the same time, Facebook was pleasantly surprised by the availability of as many as 20 style combinations of frames and lenses.
The classic Ray-Ban Wayfarer designs are available in five colors with different lenses. It’s nice that Facebook did not spoil the design with their logo, so the accessory looks stylish, minimalistic and you can’t even tell that these are not ordinary sunglasses. There is a merit to Ray-Ban Luxottica, since it is this company that will be distributing. From Facebook only stuffing.
And by the way, she’s good. The glasses are equipped with two cameras of 5 megapixels. To take care of user privacy, the company has added an indicator that will light up when a picture is being taken or a photo is being taken.
Also available are augmented reality capabilities, listening to music, a set of three microphones for calls. The built-in battery lasts for 6 hours of use, and after that you can put the glasses in a charging case, which, according to the company, will allow you to use the glasses for 3 days.
The smart glasses work with the Facebook View app and cost $299 in the US.
Of course, the novelty looks stylish, but so far such an accessory is not suitable for everyone. The quality of the photo, based on the characteristics, is still better on the iPhone. I’ll have to test it to judge the sound, but it’s unlikely to be any better than the AirPods Pro.