The companies debuted the product, called Ray-Ban Stories, on September 16, 2021. The smart glasses retail for $299 and is for sale at both Ray-Ban stores and on its website. The product is currently available in the US, the UK, Australia, Canada, Ireland and Italy.
Ray-Ban Stories can capture photos and videos, play music, make phone calls, and fulfill hands-free commands when wearers say “Hey, Facebook.” Images and videos are sent to a new app, Facebook View, where users can store their content. The product is charged via a glasses case that’s plugged into the wall. The smart glasses come in three classic style frames from Ray-Ban — Wayfarer, Round or Meteor — and shoppers can choose different lens colours too (transition and prescription lens glasses are available at a higher price point).