Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg took the stage at his company’s Meta Connect conference on Wednesday, unveiling the Ray-Ban Meta smart glasses. This is a joint product between Ray-Ban and Meta: the glasses are positioned both as a smart gadget for everyday activities and as a tool for creativity.
Built-in speakers allow you to use smart glasses as headphones. According to the company, although the new speakers are 50% louder than the previous model, the sound they produce will only be audible to the user, and not to people around him. In this case, the user will also hear surrounding sounds. The wearable also has five microphones for better voice communication and spatial audio recording capabilities.
The 12-megapixel camera is located on the right side of the frame of the smart glasses, and the LED indicator is on the left. It lights up every time the user takes a photo or video, notifying others that the shooting is taking place. The camera supports video recording at 1080p resolution. You can also use it to broadcast live on social networks Facebook or Instagram.
The glasses “live” on a single charge from six to eight hours. The kit includes a case – it allows you to charge the gadget eight more times.
Ray-Ban Meta Smart Glasses are available for pre-order now, withsales starting October 17th starting at $300.