Facebook already has extremely powerful Virtual Reality glasses, the Oculus, but now they want to enter the smart glasses sector with style, and for this they have partnered with Ray-Ban to offer classic frames.
They will be officially released later today, but we already know details of their design, leaked before the announcement by the well-known Evan “Evleaks” Blass.
They will be three separate models, called Ray-Ban Stories, with the company’s classic frames and a couple of cameras on each side and a button in the upper right (probably to manage the cameras).
Three of Ray-Ban’s classic frame styles are currently visible, including Wayfarer and Round, along with Meteor. They feature the Ray-Ban logo, and no Facebook logo is visible on the frames. They also come with a case, a protective bag, a charging cable, a reference guide, and a warranty.
At the moment they only look like glasses equipped with a camera, like the Snap models, although Snap has already taken the step of augmented reality. Zuckerberg has already commented that Ray-Ban models are just a first step to having full Augmented Reality devices in the future.
Later today, when the presentation has been made, we will comment on the technical details of them.