The future is here! Sunglasses that allow you to scroll social stories. The “Ray-Ban Stories” is a partnership between Facebook and European eyewear conglomerate EssilorLuxottica, Ray-Ban’s parent company
Welcome back to the moment.
Discover our first generation of smart glasses that keeps you connected. So you can keep your eyes on the world around you.
— Ray-Ban (@ray_ban) September 9, 2021
The frames feature two-front facing cameras for capturing video and photos. They sync with a companion camera roll app called Facebook View, where clips can be edited and shared to other apps on your phone (not just Facebook’s own).
Facebook said it would not use the content of the photos or videos captured using the glasses and stored in the Facebook View app for personalising ads, and said the glasses would be an “ads-free experience”.
The sunglasses include an optional virtual assistant so photos and videos can be captured hands-free through voice commands. There will be a LED light on the glasses that will show when the camera is on to make other people aware when a wearer is taking a photo or video.
The glasses come in three classic Ray-Ban styles, with several color and lens combinations, and start at NZ$465. We don’t have any word on the release date in NZ.