Facebook has announced its new smart glasses in collaboration with Ray-Ban — Ray-Ban Stories — promises to revolutionize the interaction we have from social networks, incorporating many incredible opportunities for users.
Ray-Ban Stories can be used to take photos and videos, answer calls or listen to podcasts, as two loudspeakers are built into the temple arms. Unlike the Google Glasses, the Ray-Ban Stories from Facebook does not have a monitor. For the time being, it is only offered in Australia, the USA, Canada, Ireland, Italy and the UK.
In the frame of the glasses, there are two front-facing 5-megapixel — allows you to capture photos and record videos of up to 30 seconds in length in a more comfortable way and with a first-person point of view. Users will be able to activate video recording through a button located on the pin or through voice command with the help of the Facebook assistant. in addition, in one of the sensors, an LED indicator is hidden to warn other people that the glasses are capturing video or photo.
The recordings can be synchronized with the Facebook View app on the smartphone and shared on social networks. Since the pictures can also be saved in the normal gallery of a smartphone, this works not only with the services from the Facebook group, i.e. Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp but with any network such as Twitter or Snapchat.
Audio is picked up by three microphones built into the mount used to make calls. The speakers on both arms can play the sound from a smartphone via Bluetooth.
Recharging is done through the portable glasses case, and a 100 percent charge allows you to use the accessory for three consecutive days without a problem.
Ray-Ban Stories are available in 20 variations, in classic Ray-Ban styles — Wayfarer, Wayfarer Large, Round and Meteor — and five colors with a range of lenses including clear ($299), sun ($329), transition ($379) and prescription (price of which will vary).