Introducing Ray-Ban Stories smart glasses – a joint product of Facebook and Ray-Ban

Introducing Ray-Ban Stories smart glasses – a joint product of Facebook and Ray-Ban

Introducing Ray-Ban Stories smart glasses – a joint product of Facebook and Ray-Ban After years of strong presence in the field of headset production Virtual reality and augmented reality, it was expected that one day Facebook will start producing smart glasses. On Thursday, September 9, 2021 (18 September 1400), this American company introduced its first smart glasses introduced. These glasses are called Ray-Ban Stories and as the name suggests, they are made in collaboration with the Ray-Ban brand. The presence of two cameras, speaker, microphone and voice assistant are among the most important features of these smart glasses. Of course, due to the lack of a screen, it is not possible to display digital content (such as virtual reality) on the lenses of these glasses. In the following, we will get to know more about this product.

Mark Zuckerberg (Mark Zuckerberg), the CEO of Facebook, describes the production of Ray-Ban Stories smart glasses as an important step towards the future; According to him, a future in which phones are no longer at the center of human life and interacting with a device will not prevent a person from interacting with the world around them. Andrew Bosworth, director of Reality Labs at Facebook, described the glasses as saying that the purpose of producing Ray-Ban Stories is to help people live in the moment so that they can keep in touch with the people around them. are, to be in touch with those who wanted to be by their side.

In terms of appearance, these smart glasses are designed based on the classic Ray-Ban glasses in three models, Round, Wayfarer and Meteor, and weigh less than 50 grams. This new device is actually a smart sunglasses and will be sold in various colors and lenses (including photochromic and polarized lenses). Interestingly, Ray-Ban Stories glasses are also compatible with prescription lenses. Having said that, when using it, you feel like you are actually wearing glasses, not a smart electronic device. On the other hand, the negative point is that these glasses are not waterproof at all and cannot even withstand splashing water drops.

To benefit from the smart features of these glasses, you need to connect them to your iPhone or Android device. Connect yourself. Two 5 megapixel cameras are placed in front of the glasses (near the handles) so that the user can take photos and videos. For this, a physical button is installed in the upper right part. Considering Facebook’s past violations of privacy laws, you might think that taking photos and videos of people wearing these glasses would also be a violation of privacy (especially considering the way Ray-Ban Stories are designed, it’s possible Many people don’t realize it’s smart). But fortunately, a white LED light is built into the body of the glasses, which informs people that the glasses’ camera is active during photography or video recording.

After taking photos and videos, they can be transferred to the phone through the Facebook View application. Smart transferred. According to the manufacturer, it will be possible to edit photos and videos (such as adding 3D effects) and share them through this application. Of course, the memory of these glasses is limited and you can finally record a few 30-second clips or about 500 photos with it.

The existence of two speakers inside the frame of the glasses makes it possible to listen to music. Also, the 3 microphones in the body, while transmitting sound to make calls and record video, allow the user to activate the voice assistant by just saying the phrase “Hey Facebook” and without the need to touch the hand, he can do his desired tasks with just a command. do audio

The manufacturing company has not mentioned the battery capacity of the device, but it emphasizes that the battery of the glasses can easily last up to a full day. It can be charged by placing the glasses inside the leather charger frame. In addition to the photo and video button, a physical power button is also visible in the frame of the glasses. A touch pad is also embedded in the right handle, which the user can use to perform tasks such as swiping to adjust the volume or answer the call.

If you follow technology news with interest When you hear the features and features of Ray-Ban Stories, you subconsciously think of Snapchat’s smart glasses, Spectacles. According to some experts, Facebook has designed Ray-Ban Stories inspired by the latest Spectacles smart glasses. Even the name Ray-Ban Stories is apparently borrowed from the name of the media format “Story” first invented by Snapchat (and later popularized by Instagram and many similar platforms).

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The truth is that the latest Spectacles smart glasses are actually the third generation of the device that was first introduced in 2016. It should be noted that the third generation of Spectacles is more advanced than Ray-Ban Stories in some ways. For example, inside the lenses of the Spectacles glasses – which was released in late May 2021 – a display is embedded that can provide the user with the possibility of viewing augmented reality content. Of course, Facebook considers its new glasses to be just a first step in realizing the company’s augmented reality dreams. Monisha Perkash, who leads the production group at Reality Labs, has announced that the team’s ultimate goal is to produce glasses equipped with augmented reality; The same goal that Google Glass failed to achieve.

In terms of price, Ray-Ban Stories is an affordable product. The price of these glasses starts at $299. The price of glasses will increase to $329 for polarized lenses and $379 for photochromic lenses. The price for using medical lenses will also be different according to the type of insurance. The sale of Ray-Ban Stories will start from online centers and stores in the United States, Canada, Great Britain, Italy, Ireland and Australia.

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