By Florence Akintola
Facebook has partnered a glasses making company, Ray-Ban, to introduce glasses that can take calls, capture videos, play music, and even respond to voice commands.
The wayfarers are made in partnership with the Ray-Ban brand of Essilor Luxottica.
Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg, disclosed thisin TikTok video.
Zuckerberg, in the video, said everyone should consider getting the glasses because of its features and functions.
“It has been believed for a long time that glasses was going to be an important part in building the next computer platform, and unlocking a whole new experiences for people,” he said.
An elated Zuckerberg said the eagerness to build something that will enable people to easily capture and share experiences from their point of view, prompted Facebook to partner with world class, iconic and globally loved Ray-Ban frames, to build high class glasses.
The smart glasses christened ‘Ray-Ban Stories,’ gives an authentic way to capture photos and videos with 5MP camera, share adventures, take podcasts, and listen to music or take phone calls, to stay present with friends, family, and the world at large.
Zuckerberg said the glasses can also record up to 30-second videos using the capture button or hands-free with Facebook Assistant Voice Commands, adding that, “it comes with a hard-wired capture LED lights up that enables people nearby know when a photo or video is taken.”
“Streamlined, open-ear speakers are built in, and ‘Ray-Ban Stories’ three-microphone audio array delivers richer voice and sound transmission for calls and videos without necessarily bringing out one’s phone,” he said.
The smart glasses are priced at $299 (N122, 440) upward and available in 20 style combinations.