Glasses with a Facebook camera and microphones can now be purchased in Spain. The Ray-Ban Stories arrive in Spain at an official price of 329 euros. Starting today, March 17, those interested will be able to purchase these connected glasses as a result of the collaboration between Meta and the renowned eyewear brand.
The glasses will be available in three designs: Wayfarer, Round and Meteor. But each of these styles will have five colors and various types of lenses, so there are up to a total of 28 different combinations.
Use them… sparingly
Perhaps the most controversial point is that of privacy. Let's think we have a camera that can record where we walk. From Meta they are aware of the debate that this type of product raises and for this reason they have wanted to create a section dedicated to privacy. Along with their arrival in Spain, from Meta they will carry out a campaign in several countries of the European Union to explain the operation of these smart glasses and raise awareness about certain patterns of use.
What happens if a user does nothing and continues to record everyone? Here we must point out that the Ray-Ban Stories incorporate an LED, which lights up when it is recording, so if we look closely it will be possible to detect when they are recording us. And in fact, covering this LED light implies breaking with the policy of wearing glasses.
Ray-Ban Stories have been available in the United States, Italy and other countries since last September. Now in addition to Spain they arrive in Austria, Belgium and soon France. We will see to what extent users find them interesting and if their use expands.