(CTN NEWS) – Earlier today, at the Meta Connect event, we unveiled the latest iteration of our Ray-Ban Meta smart glasses collection in collaboration with EssilorLuxottica.
These cutting-edge smart glasses have undergone a complete redesign, with enhancements to all the fundamental features of the initial generation, as well as the introduction of groundbreaking capabilities previously unprecedented in smart eyewear.
Pricing for these remarkable glasses starts at just $299 USD. You can secure your pre-order today on meta.com and ray-ban.com, with the official online and retail store launch set for October 17th.*
Since the launch of our inaugural smart glasses, a collaborative effort with EssilorLuxottica, countless unforgettable moments have been captured and shared by users.
From the vibrant atmosphere of music festivals and joyous celebrations of birthdays to the heartwarming milestones of first steps and graduations, Ray-Ban Meta smart glasses liberate you from the confines of a handheld camera.
No longer must you extend your arm awkwardly or, worse, miss out on an event while fumbling with your smartphone’s lock screen.
With Ray-Ban Meta smart glasses, you can effortlessly capture a photograph or video snippet from your unique perspective, enabling you to not only revisit those cherished moments but also truly immerse yourself in the present.
Our next-generation glasses have undergone a comprehensive redesign, a process guided by valuable input from our community.
We carefully considered what people adore about the product, such as its effortlessly stylish design, hands-free convenience, and open-ear audio capabilities.
Equally important, we paid close attention to areas in need of enhancement, including overall media quality and comfort.
We’ve not only refined all these fundamental elements from the first generation but also introduced a couple of entirely novel features previously unseen in smart eyewear.
Here are some Highlights:
Audio enhancements are at the forefront of our improvements. We’ve incorporated brand-new, specially crafted speakers that deliver extended bass, a higher maximum volume, and superior directional audio.
These advancements significantly reduce audio leakage, ensuring superior call quality, music playback, and podcast enjoyment, even in bustling or windy surroundings.
Moreover, when you’re recording a video, our newly designed five-microphone array offers support for immersive audio capture.
This means you can preserve the sounds precisely as you experienced them, whether they originated in front of you, from the sides, behind, or even from above.
From my perspective, the introduction of an ultra-wide 12 MP camera marks a significant step forward in enhancing the quality of your visual content.
This innovation results in sharper, more vivid photos and the capability to capture 1080p videos up to 60 seconds in duration.
Whether you’re admiring awe-inspiring landscapes on a hike or immersing yourself in the vibrant world of an art show, the documentation of your adventures will mirror the epic reality you experience.
Furthermore, the convenience of directly sharing photos with friends and family from your glasses through a straightforward “send a photo” voice command adds an extra layer of user-friendliness to the device.
The Ray-Ban Meta smart glasses receive a significant power boost courtesy of the brand-new Qualcomm Snapdragon AR1 Gen1 Platform.
This cutting-edge technology empowers the glasses with the ability to process photos and videos at higher quality while also delivering faster computing performance.
Additionally, the glasses are paired with a revamped and elegantly designed charging case.
This case not only offers the convenience of up to eight extra charges, extending the total usage time to an impressive 36 hours, but it also boasts a slimmer and more compact form factor, ensuring portability without compromise.
In terms of style, the Ray-Ban Meta smart glasses offer both the iconic Wayfarer design that you’ve grown to adore and a fresh Headliner design that exudes a retro charm.
These fashionable options are available in two classic hues: Matte Black and Shiny Black.
We’re also introducing an exciting range of three transparent frame colors, namely Jeans, Rebel Black, and Caramel, which celebrate the innovative technology housed within.
To further cater to your personal taste, our Ray-Ban Remix platform offers an array of over 150 customizable frame and lens combinations on ray-ban.com, allowing you to create a pair of glasses that truly reflects your unique style.
Moreover, these smart glasses are compatible with prescription lenses, ensuring versatility and functionality for users with various vision needs.
When it comes to comfort and control, we’ve taken significant steps to enhance your experience with Ray-Ban Meta smart glasses.
We’ve achieved this by reducing the weight of the glasses and refining their profile, resulting in a lighter and more comfortable fit for wearers.
Furthermore, these glasses have been engineered to be water-resistant, carrying an IPX4 rating, ensuring their durability even in challenging conditions.
To further elevate your interaction with the glasses, we’ve improved the touchpad interface, making it more responsive and user-friendly.
Additionally, we’ve introduced interaction earcons, which enhance the glasses’ responsiveness to your commands, ensuring faster and more reliable interactions.
These enhancements collectively aim to provide you with a seamless and enjoyable experience when using your smart glasses.
Introducing hands-free livestreaming: With Ray-Ban Meta smart glasses, you now have the capability to livestream directly to Facebook or Instagram.
What sets this feature apart is the convenience it offers—you can view the comments in your livestream preview, or simply tap and hold on the side of your glasses to have them read out loud.
This real-time interaction allows you to actively engage with your online community while immersing yourself fully in the moment, ensuring that you stay connected with your audience without missing a beat.
With the integration of Meta AI, our sophisticated conversational assistant, Ray-Ban Meta smart glasses are now equipped for a seamless hands-free experience on the move.
By simply uttering “Hey Meta,” you can effortlessly interact with Meta AI to ignite your creativity, access information, and take command of various features—all through the power of your voice.
It’s worth noting that Meta AI’s functionalities will initially be available in beta exclusively in the United States upon launch, showcasing our commitment to refining and expanding this exciting technology.
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