Meta introduced a brand new pair of Ray-Ban good glasses, able to livestreaming to Fb and Instagram and translating textual content. The glasses have been introduced at right now’s Join occasion in Menlo Park alongside Meta’s new Quest 3 headset. The Verge reviews: The brand new glasses, which Meta simply introduced at its Join launch occasion and that are up for preorder now and can be on sale October seventeenth beginning at $299, have two major functions. The primary is to exchange your headphones: the good glasses have an analogous private audio system like Amazon’s Echo Frames and the Bose Tempo sequence, all of which play music however endeavor to ensure solely you’ll be able to hear it. With the brand new era of glasses, Meta additionally upgraded the microphone system in a giant approach: the specs have 5 mics, together with one within the nostril bridge, which ought to make each your calls and voice instructions a lot clearer. (The Tales solely had one mic, and it type of fell aside in loud or windy circumstances.)
The opposite job of the glasses is as a digital camera. The good glasses have small digital camera lenses on every proper temple, similar to the Tales — however these cameras take 12-megapixel pictures and 1080p movies, each large upgrades from the earlier era. You’ll be able to retailer roughly 500 pictures and 100 30-second movies (that is the utmost size the glasses enable) earlier than you replenish the 32GB of inner storage, and every part syncs by way of the Meta View app. The app additionally permits you to rapidly share something you seize to Meta’s many, many sharing platforms.
Along with taking pictures and movies on the digital camera, you too can now begin a livestream to Fb or Instagram with simply a few faucets on the stem of the glasses. Whenever you’re recording, a white gentle across the lens pulses to point you are recording.