Facebook's first AR glasses coming in 2021 and Ray-Ban

Facebook's first AR glasses coming in 2021 and Ray-Ban

Facebook has announced on his Connect-Event-in addition to the Oculus Quest 2, an AR-glasses for 2021. The smart glasses will come in the Design of the classic Ray-Ban frames.

Meanwhile, all the major Tech companies are working on Augmented-Reality-glasses – including Amazon, Apple, Google and Intel. Now Facebook is a part of. At the launch of the Facebook-conference Connect CEO Mark Zuckerberg has announced smart glasses for private customers. Already in 2021, an AR-glasses of Facebook is to come on the market – it will come in the Design of the classic Ray-Ban eyeglasses, therefore, as The Verge reported.

Facebook is cooperating with AR glasses with Ray-Ban maker

Through a partnership with Ray-Ban maker Luxottica in the development of AR glasses had been a year of speculation. Hugo Barra, in his capacity of Vice President for the Virtual Reality range at Facebook, said via Twitter that the collaboration with Luxottica to be the result of his acquaintance with Rocco Basilico concluded. Basilico is the CEO of sunglasses specialized Luxottica, a daughter of Oliver Peoples.

Developers from Facebook Reality Labs, in which, among other things, VR and AR glasses being worked on, should have been, according to Barra in the North of Italy in factories and research centres, Luxottica, there is a possible cooperation to explore. The jointly developed AR glasses to reinvent fashion and technology, so Barra. The smart glasses, which will come in the coming year on the market, is also only the beginning. Concrete Barra, however, was not.

Also, Zuckerberg held with information about the AR-glasses, whose early in the autumn of 2019 has been speculated Come back noticeably. Is confirmed so far, only that there will be no built – in Display so that the unit could be similar to the Snap Spectacles, or Amazon’s Echo Frames. Facebook has given the glasses, the code name Project Aria. A corresponding experimental prototype is to be tested in the coming days. It is intended to things like privacy, as well as video recordings, and Design. Aria seems, meanwhile, to be a further step on the way to a “real” AR glasses.

VR glasses Oculus Quest 2 is coming in mid-October

Meanwhile, Zuckerberg has presented to Connect the already anticipated VR glasses Oculus Quest 2. Videos of the new Oculus-Quest-Generation were advised at the beginning of the week to the Public. The Oculus Quest 2 is a 503 grams lighter and also thinner than the predecessor. The resolution is 1.832 by 1,920 pixels. Powered the device is a Qualcomm Snapdragon XR2. The memory consists of 64 gigabytes for the base and 256 gigabytes for the more expensive model. The Oculus Quest 2, at 13. October in the trade and in the United States from US $ 299 cost.

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