There’s only one person in the entire world who can make Ray-Bans look uncool. In an effort to distract from this impressive feat, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is getting into bed with the eyewear legend to make a tech baby called Ray-Ban Stories. (We apologize if we just implanted an image of Zuckerberg climbing between the sheets wearing nothing but sunglasses.)
For about $300, the smart glasses don’t come with AR (yet), but they’re fully loaded with a discreet set of stereoscopic 5-megapixel cameras, 3 omnidirectional microphones, two audio speakers, and a rechargeable lens case. It even connects seamlessly to your smartphone and can be operated with both voice-activated and touch controls so you can post secretly obtained photos to Facebook without anyone noticing.
Andrew Bosworth, Facebook’s head of hardware (who comes in a close second to Zuckerberg in the cool-factor department) says, “I think in ten years it’ll be like, ‘Of course. Why don’t your glasses take pictures? That’s just weird.'”
Spoken like a true visionary.
With Silicon Valley fully behind the rise of wearable tech, smart glasses are the wave of the future whether we like it or not. To deal with society’s inevitable transition to virtual reality where we will all live in the land of Pokémon, we’ve come up with this handy dandy list of do’s and don’ts for Facebook’s first-generation smart glasses.
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