On September 9th, 2021, Facebook unveiled their glasses in a partnership with Ray-Ban, named Ray-Ban Stories.
These glasses come with an LED light, and two cameras, as well as a built-in microphone and speaker. The main purpose of them is to be able to record events with ease, but they can also handle calls and play music.
Videos will be recorded through the cameras on lenses and will be activated by a voice command to ask the glasses to start a video. These glasses have up to six hours of battery life, can record 30 second videos and hold 50 of those videos or 200 pictures per battery life. The Ray-Ban Stories also have the ability to play uninterrupted audio for three hours straight per charge.
Senior Britney Martinez is skeptical regarding the Ray-Ban Stories despite their innovative technology. ¨I think these glasses can be revolutionary in how we act, but it is scary, because we can lose our privacy to others that want to record us.¨
Although these glasses sound like a fun gadget to own, they have become controversial since their announcement and release. Some issues include privacy concerns– not only for the users themselves, but for the individuals surrounding the people wearing the Ray-Ban Stories.
The Ray-Ban Stories are available in stores and online, retailing at $299 with 6 color options.