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Facebook introduces Ray-Ban Stories smart glasses

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The rise of smart glasses has been seen recently and it looks like Facebook is joining the bandwagon.
Facebook introduces Ray-Ban Stories smart glasses
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wearing the Ray-Ban Stories smart glasses 

Facebook announces "Smart glasses that blend form and function"

To make things clear, the glasses don't actually come from Facebook at all. Instead, the social media giant is working with Ray-Ban. The smart glasses will be branded as a Ray-Ban product as well.

Our mission is to help build tools that will help people feel connected any time, anywhere. We want to create a sense of social presence, the feeling that you’re right there with another person sharing the same space, regardless of physical distance, said Facebook's Monisha Perkash.

Perkash leads the product team at the company's Reality Labs division which has the ultimate goal of building true "augmented reality" glasses. However, the Ray-Ban Stories smart glasses aren't going to be like that yet. 

Instead, Perkash said “as we wait for the technology to be good enough, we’re focused on what we can enable right now. We’re delivering the first pair of smart glasses that blend form and function."
Did you know that this is only five grams heavier than the regular Ray-Ban Wayfarers?
Did you know that this is only five grams heavier than the regular Ray-Ban Wayfarers?

Each wing of the glasses hides a camera, which combines to shoot five megapixel still images and video of up to 30 seconds with a long or short tap of the device's only button. 

The Ray-Ban Stories smart glasses also feature an open-ear speaker to listen, and a "three-microphone audio array to deliver rich voice and sound transmission for calls and videos", according to Andrew Bosworth, a Facebook executive who heads up Reality Labs.

Actually, you've never seen glasses like these. They look just like standard Wayfarers. They look like fashion objects, like something you actually want to wear on your face. We believe that this will be the first pair of smart glasses people will truly want to wear, added Perkash.

US price with direct to PHP conversion (no taxes and duties yet):

Facebook Ray-Ban Stories - USD 299 (around PHP 14.9K)

The glasses are now on sale for USD 299 (PHP 14,902 direct conversion without duties and taxes yet). 

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