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Meta and Ray-Ban start selling Stories smart glasses in Belgium – tablets and phones – News

The Meta glasses stories and Ray-Bans smart glasses will go on sale starting Thursday in four additional countries, including Belgium. The glasses cost 329 euros and allow users to take photos and videos, make phone calls and listen to audio.

with expansion to the four countries Stories are for sale in nine countries. The glasses are not on sale in the Netherlands yet, but they are in Spain, Austria, Italy and the UK, for example. The glasses should also be available in France from April. The companies also say they will create new software functions, color variants and lenses. according to Engadget It should, among other things, be able to record 1-minute videos. This is double what was previously possible.

Ray-Ban and Meta unveiled their smart glasses last september† Stories have two cameras, three microphones, and two speakers. Both of these cameras have 5-megapixel sensors. Next to the right camera is an LED that lights up when taking photos or videos. You can take a picture or start a video using a button on the right temple of the glasses or using voice commands.

The three microphones are used for those voice commands, for video or audio recordings, or for phone calls. According to the companies, Stories can also filter out background noise with these microphones. The speakers are aimed at the user’s ears. The glasses also have Bluetooth 5.0, a touchpad for control, and the accompanying Facebook View app. With the built-in battery, the glasses should last six hours. The stories come with a case in which the glasses can be charged. The glasses are for sale at Ray-Ban and some EssilorLuxottica stores, among others. The latter include, for example, Sunglass Hut, Wutscher and Miller Optik.

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