Ray-Ban and Facebook Launch Smart Glasses


There are no confirmed plans for India launch of the glasses

Ray-Ban and Facebook have launched a pair of smart glasses in six countries called Ray-Ban Stories. The glasses feature dual 5MP cameras on the front. The glasses can be used to attend calls and listen to music with these glasses.

“Built in partnership with Facebook and EssilorLuxottica, Ray-Ban Stories start at $299 USD and will be available for purchase in 20 style combinations online and in select retail stores in the US, as well as Australia, Canada, Ireland, Italy and the UK,” read an official statment.

There are no confirmed plans for India launch of the glasses. Ray-Ban Stories pairs with the new Facebook View app, and can be used to share content Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, Messenger, Twitter, TikTok, Snapchat and more.

“A hard-wired capture LED lights up to let people nearby know when you’re taking a photo or video. Streamlined, open-ear speakers are built in, and Ray-Ban Stories’ three-microphone audio array delivers richer voice and sound transmission for calls and videos. Beamforming technology and a background noise suppression algorithm,” explains Facebook about the features.

The company is sellig these in 20 variations, in classic Ray-Ban styles — Wayfarer, Wayfarer Large, Round and Meteor — and five colors with a range of lenses including clear, sun, transition and prescription.

“Ray-Ban Stories smart glasses are the first product to come out of our multi-year partnership with EssilorLuxottica. Together, we’re committed to delivering innovative technology and fashion-forward style — while helping people better connect with friends and family,” read a statement published by Facebook.