Facebook has been reportedly working on smart glasses one way or another for more than 10 years in one way or another, and today could be a pretty major landmark in this long development period as it will likely mark the official announcement of Facebook’s smart glasses. The smart glasses are developed in collaboration with popular eyewear Ray-Ban, and reportedly carry the Ray-Ban Stories name.
Rayb-Ban’s Stories box contents
According to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg himself, the Ray-Ban Stories will “let you do some pretty neat things”, but due to the lack of any virtual screens or enhanced AR processing functionality on board, it’s pretty unclear what the ‘smart’ glasses might do. If anything, they are seemingly regarded as a stepping stone towards the coveted AR smart glasses that are the end goal for Facebook. They’ll most probably act similarly to Snapchat’s glasses and let you capture short video stories to upload on Facebook.
Meanwhile, Apple’s long-rumored AR glasses could become reality by the end of H1 2022, fueling yet another front in the Facebook-Apple war. Granted, Cupertino’s VR glasses will likely be much more capable glasses that will fully use augmented reality.
As we know more, so will you.