Meta said the new glasses will be equipped with all-new custom designed speakers with extended bass, higher maximum volume and enhanced directional audio that offers reduced audio leakage for better calls, music, and podcasts
Meta Platforms has introduced the next-generation Ray-Ban Meta smart glasses collection in partnership with EssilorLuxottica to enable users to livestream to Facebook or Instagram from the glasses.
The new set of smart glasses is introduced with enhanced core features and new capabilities, said the social technology company.
Users can now pre-order the Ray-Ban Meta smart glasses, which start at a price of $299. The smart glasses will be available for purchase online and in retail stores next month.
The new smart glasses will feature improved audio and cameras along with more than 150 different custom frame and lens combinations.
Meta said the new glasses will be equipped with all-new custom designed speakers with extended bass, higher maximum volume and enhanced directional audio that offers reduced audio leakage for better calls, music, and podcasts.
Besides, Ray-Ban Meta smart glasses are backed by Qualcomm Snapdragon AR1 Gen1 Platform, allowing higher quality photo and video processing and faster compute.
The new smart glasses will also allow customers to use Hey Meta to engage with Meta AI, the company’s conversational assistant, by utilising voice.
According to Meta, the integration with Meta AI, optimises Ray-Ban Meta smart glasses for a hands-free and on-the-go experience.
Meta said: “We redesigned our next-generation glasses from the ground up, listening to feedback from the community and taking the time to understand what people love about the product — like the effortlessly cool form factor, hands-free convenience, and open-ear audio — as well as the areas where we could improve, like overall media quality and comfort.”
The company introduced its first generation of Ray-Ban smart glasses in September 2021.
Meta launched the initial version of Threads, a new app for sharing text updates and joining public conversations, in July 2023.