Facebook has finally unveiled its long-awaited pair of smart glasses and this had a lot of people talking. The American tech giant and social networking service company has been one of the many names that have shown interest in the idea of making smart eyewear even after the massive flop of Google’s Glass almost a decade ago.
Facebook/Ray-Ban smart glasses
The company paired up with the Ray-Ban brand owned by EssilorLuxottica to create a product that comes with an embedded pair of cameras for photos and videos, speakers for listening to podcasts, and a voice assistant that makes users carry out a whole lot of activities hands-free.
The eyewear, called Ray-Ban Stories, is one of Facebook’s latest attempts to provide a solution made for public consumption. With age restrictions starting at 13 years and above, the brand hopes to provide a technology product that is not just woven into people’s everyday lives, but also more focused on fashion and novelty.
Although the glasses look more like regular sunglasses, they come in three styles with prices starting at $299. Facebook aims to use this customer-focused product to usher in an era in which people become more comfortable sharing their lives digitally, through the click of a button on what is in front of their faces.