Among the global product releases of the new Apple iPods, watches, and Sony PlayStation 5, Facebook’s announcement of a collaboration with Ray-Ban caught the attention of the media.
The announcement was made during the Facebook Connect Virtual Conference. In it, he unveiled his next Gen Quest 2 wireless VR headset.
As they say, after spending time with their (EsilorLuxottica) team and visiting their factory, I know they are the perfect partner for us to help bring the best technology with the best glasses, ”said Zuckerberg.
Facebook and Luxottica will be developing smart glasses as part of a multi-year partnership.
It will be marketed as a ray-barrier-label product. There will be no integrated display in the mirrors.
The glasses will work by connecting to the smartphone. That means smart glasses work- just like Snap Spectacles or Amazon Echo frames.
“We will be developing and releasing a pair of Ray-Ban branded smart glasses in 2021. They combine innovative technology with a fashion-forward style to enable people to better connect with friends and family, ”Facebook said in a blog post.
Facebook’s partnership with Luxottica, the company’s project area research prototype, stands apart from a pair of AR glasses.
The company says it will begin testing area mirrors in the public and around its premises starting this month.
Facebook, owned by Mark Zuckerberg, is not the only company that sees the future in developed reality and smart glasses.
Google, Apple, and other major tech companies are all said to be working on a pair of AR glasses.