Meta, formerly known as Facebook, has unveiled its latest collaboration with Ray-Ban: the Ray-Ban Meta Smart Glasses Collection. These smart glasses are equipped with improved features, including a 12MP camera, upgraded microphone systems, and enhanced speakers. The glasses also come with a simple voice assistant that can take photos, make calls, and answer questions. In terms of design, customers can choose from classic Wayfarer styles or the new Headliner style, with various lens options and customizable frames. The glasses are set to ship on October 17, with prices starting at £299.
While the Ray-Ban Meta Smart Glasses Collection offers promising features, there are concerns that they may be too niche. The glasses are primarily designed for capturing memories and enjoying music hands-free, but wearing a noticeable camera everywhere may not appeal to everyone. Additionally, mid-range phones offer better cameras, and there are alternative options such as action cameras and air-conduction headphones for a similar music experience. However, for those who can envision a practical use for these glasses in their lifestyle, they may be worth considering. Preorders for the glasses are currently available.