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Facebook, Ray-Ban Launches Smart Glasses: All You Need To Know

Called 'Ray-Ban Stories', these smart glasses come with built-in open-ear speakers and three microphones for making calls and recording videos.

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Ray-Ban Stories

Ray-Ban and Facebook finally launched the first pair of smart glasses called 'Ray-Ban Stories'. These glasses can capture instant photos and video (up to 30 seconds) and allows the capture of spontaneous moments using the dual 5MP cameras on the front of the frames.  

A capture LED lights up when the cameras are on to notify those around you that photography or recording is taking place. The glasses also allow users to go hands-free for more convenient capture with Facebook Assistant. The user needs to say “Hey Facebook” wake word with the combination of taking a photo [or video] and Ray-Ban Stories will do the rest. 

Ray-Ban Stories comes in three styles: Wayfarer (also available in size Wayfarer L), Round and Meteor, and is offered in five colors and more lens choices, for 20 possible variations. 

Moreover, Built-in Bluetooth and a 3-microphone audio array allow you to listen to your favorite media, music, or podcast from any app on your phone and take calls - all from the glasses.  

Additionally, one can edit and enhance the everyday memories captured on Ray-Ban Stories using the Facebook View companion app (iOS and Android). Users can also share the pictures and videos with family and friends, or across Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, Messenger, or any other app of their choice.  

On the privacy front, the company said that “Ray-Ban Stories was designed with privacy in mind. We're taking steps to make sure device owners--and the people around them--feel comfortable, safe, and informed”. 

Starting at $299, you can choose from 20 combinations of frame/lens styles from the Ray-Ban frames: Wayfarer, Round or Meteor. Ray-Ban Stories are available now at select Ray-Ban stores, on, and will be rolling out to other retailers soon, in 6 countries including the US, UK, Canada, Italy, Ireland, and Australia. They are also available with Polarized (starting at $329), Transitions lenses ($379), and prescription (varied pricing).  

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