It’s hard to forget when Snapchat released Spectacles. Pre Instagram and Facebook stories, Snapchat was the thing and still continues to be. However, now there’s some competition. On Thursday, Mark Zuckerberg announced that Facebook has teamed up with Ray-Ban to create and release Ray-Ban Stories frames. It’s very similar to Snapchat’s Spectacles. They allow you to do all you do with your smartphone and social media sharing platforms but this time, basically hands-free. But now, there’s, even more, sleeker and with even more technology.
The glasses will hold up to 30 videos or 500 photos. Once all of the allotted space is filled, you can go through them within the Facebook View Companion app. From there, you can post or add them to your Camera Roll and more. You can post your content to Facebook, Messenger, Instagram, and WhatsApp.
Not only can you capture content as you see it, you can answer phone calls, listen to music and podcasts. By simply tapping the right side of the glasses using the touch feature on the arm, it allows you to stay focused on whatever you are doing but also achieve the action with ease. The technology can also but easily turned completely off by using the toggle switch on the side as well.
Not only is the iconic Wayfarer style sunglasses offered in this new series from Ray-Ban, they are also offering the Round and Meteor styles. Also, at point of purchase, you can choose to make them a prescription. The weight with the camera feature has not changed very much; only by 5 grams!
I recommend watching the video below! It goes through each cool feature of the glasses and why they’re worth the investment. Speaking of investment, the styles start at $299. It does come with a charging case, similar to Airpods. Lastly, they are recharged by using a USB-C cord which is also included in the purchase. They are available to purchase now in stores and also online! There is also a FAQ on the page and a chart to show even more of the details that come with this cool new piece of technology.