Facebook’s Brand-New Release: Ray-Ban Stories

Oct 9, 2021
3 min read

What Are Smart Glasses?

Smart glasses function as computer glasses that can be worn with the ability to alter their photonic attributes. The user can also have any information or details on the things that they view using the glasses. Imagine not knowing how a pair of headphones function, but one glance of it wearing the glasses can provide you with every detail about it. The glasses can also change colors of the user’s liking via methods of electronic communication.

The history of smart glasses has developed rapidly in recent years. Earlier it only could serve with a cellular connection or Wi-Fi. Now it works like a small computer attached to you at all times, making the users have more control. It also has an automatic in-built ability to control smartphone apps. One can use the method of communicating with it through voice controls by using any language or pin one’s hope on touch controls.

New Releases

Facebook has recently launched smart glasses in collaboration with Ray-Ban manufactured by EssilorLuxottica. It helps the customers to take photographs, listen to music, shoot videos, and make phone calls. The users do not even need to open their phones to search for a contact or take their phones out and ask Siri to call them. Any text or any call is just literally a voice command away. The procedure is then done by sharing across Facebook’s networks through a free app.

When we think of the internet, we think about its speed, but never about the fibre optic cables that now traverse beneath our seas, receiving and delivering all of our information within a bat of an eye. Technology is rushing to develop our world and make our lives easier by the day. Smart glasses provide you with information in an instant. Ray-Ban Stories set the glasses for a price that is available and can be used by everyone.

Despite Facebook’s collaboration with Ray-Ban, the product’s hardware is designed by Ray-Ban only. Therefore, the device shall only be launched as a Ray-Ban gadget. Facebook managed to make a difference here. The frames are only a handful of millimeters thicker and perhaps slightly heavier than a typical pair of goggles. It also conceals an in-built camera that can shoot five megapixel still pictures and videos at any given time. It is not concealed that Facebook is a lot inspired by younger companies to introduce new features. This time it seems that Facebook took the ideas from snap spectacles and made it a whole lot better by installing many new features to it like speakers for listening, a three-microphone sonic array to provide excellent speech and sound communication.

Facebook has never failed to attract the consumer’s interest. First, it introduces Facebook memories making people cherish them. The smart glasses serve to relive the memories created on the platform. It strategically launches these new features that only captivate a user’s attention and make them stay more present to create more data for its advantage on market production.

Some Competitions

Apple also seems to have firm intentions to provide its consumers with smart glasses that will accommodate their smartwatches and iPhones. Smart eyewear concepts are developing daily by some other companies like Xiaomi. They intend to launch it without the accommodation of any app or smartphone. This has grabbed the user’s attention in an instant. Since this invention will require a large number of ASIC and MEMS chip planning and design, it perhaps shall be more expensive than the usual smart glasses that we already have. Bosch is a lesser-known company that manufactures smart glasses but has different features in mind for the manufacturing of the product. Last but not the least, Google still sells smart glasses as well but solely as a sales tool for the growth of their business and industries.

The social networking juggernaut makes the majority of its money from advertising, but it has made significant investments in virtual and augmented reality. This device isn't classified as an AR device, and it won't have any kind of built-in display.

Various computer firms have raced to create smart glasses, but prior iterations, such as Google Glass, struggled to find a market due to high price points and hardware complexity.

The invention of smart glasses is likely to stay a small business product of many top companies for years, due to security problems and exorbitant prices.  However, the technicalities of AR shall only be improved in the coming years by developing and enhancing the features of smart glasses.