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No other Instagram/Spark AR effects in the View app like Snapchat does with Spectacles. It’s very bare-bones and stands apart from Facebook or Instagram at the moment, unless you choose to share photos/video into those— Scott Stein (@jetscott) September 9, 2021
My review of the Facebook Glasses: Nope— Alex Kantrowitz (@Kantrowitz) September 9, 2021
Facebook sent reporters covering their glasses launch a list of supposed "third-party" privacy and consumer groups that it consulted for the product. So I did some digging.— Ryan Mac ? (@RMac18) September 9, 2021
FB funds at least 4 of the 5 groups. Future of Privacy Forum is one.https://t.co/SiK0mGd7P5
Facebook x Ray(theon)-Ban. Do Not Cop— noah kulwin (@nkulw) September 9, 2021
Not very metaverse-y right now, but it's a start I suppose -> “We are building towards AR glasses as the next computing platform,” Monisha Perkash, a product director at Facebook, said in an interview. “We see it as a very important first step towards that vision.” https://t.co/RS5cKaNMyZ— Richard MacManus (@ricmac) September 9, 2021
I'm guessing they've got Scoble duct taped to the floor of a Facebook van somewhere, so you can't say this product is 100% bad— Pinboard (@Pinboard) September 9, 2021
Facebook and Ray-Ban have teamed up on a pair of camera equipped glasses called the Ray-Ban Stories.— Joanna Stern (@JoannaStern) September 9, 2021
They look like normal sunglasses, which is really cool. But also really creepy because no one knows you’re recording them.
My review: https://t.co/RWkA9MOmAl
I’m just imagining tripping on the sidewalk or something and looking up to see a whole crowd of people with blank expressions staring at me with their fingers to their ears like Agent Smith, little lights flickering out from their sunglasses.— southpaw (@nycsouthpaw) September 9, 2021
So the longer view here is that Facebook plans to iterate these over time into AR glasses. Meanwhile, the Quest 2 is exploring mixed reality on the other end. But this is going to take time, clearly…but no one else has magic AR glasses, really, yet— Scott Stein (@jetscott) September 9, 2021
Facebook to Snap: “stay off our lawn.”— Apple Holodeck (@AppleHolodeck) September 9, 2021
Snap is way ahead on augmenting the world, but $299 Raybans is a message from Zuckerberg that disrupting him will be very difficult.
We're proud of what we've achieved with Ray-Ban Stories and what we integrated into the most iconic glasses design in the world. Together with EssilorLuxottica, we focused on the design and only after that added the technology we believed would be most useful to people. pic.twitter.com/rcmXhinDUj— Boz (@boztank) September 9, 2021
Did Facebook really do Snap Spectacles, five years later, but without looking at the social signalling and consideration that went into them?— Benedict Evans (@benedictevans) September 9, 2021
People will hate cause it’s FB, but these glasses look cool and I bet they work great. Oculus Workrooms also look good tbh.— Sam Girotra (@samgirotra) September 9, 2021
And every review I’ve seen of Portal has been positive.
Their ability to integrate hardware and software is impressive. https://t.co/E7mbZh4wqh
On one hand, GoPro-style video housed in a pair of actually nice-looking sunglasses is kind of appealing. On the other, the world’s most pernicious social media company setting up an undercover sound and visual recorder on people’s faces is super creepy https://t.co/rCvSibYa8G— Amanda Katz (@katzish) September 9, 2021
I love my Spectacles 2 because they great for taking pictures of interesting things while I run. But they look -- odd. The Ray-Ban Stories look great, just like my regular sunglasses. I don't need the smarts. Just an easy way to take pictures, I'm good. https://t.co/wyZUACMZrs— Danny Sullivan (@dannysullivan) September 9, 2021
Classic Facebook. "Remember Google Glass? Let's 86 all of the features that made it useful, innovative, and intriguing, and just do that one feature that was considered repulsive on privacy grounds. Hell, let's even make the cameras harder to detect." https://t.co/tGcKXpS53l— Andy Ihnatko (@Ihnatko) September 9, 2021
More impressions coming in this week’s Power On - but battery life is a concern. If you don’t physically turn these off (there’s a switch), the battery is going to disappear fairly quickly. At least in my experience.— Mark Gurman (@markgurman) September 9, 2021
Thoughts on Facebook's Smart Glasses:— Lucas Rizzotto (@_LucasRizzotto) September 9, 2021
? Impressive hardware integration! They really managed to keep the og Ray-Ban form factor.
? Facebook's 2021 AR strategy is Snapchat's 2016 AR strategy.
Wayfarers occupy a space where they're timeless but they go in and out of style. I don't see lots of people wearing them right now but I have a sneaking suspicion there will be a push to get people into them again to justify the existence of these things. https://t.co/KcXLWmdW4g— Jason Diamond (@imjasondiamond) September 9, 2021
the one they built themselves wasn’t ever released and the HTC one wasn’t really their hardware imo — I think there are two eras of FB hardware and bringing it all in house made a diff (but yes those first collabs were…not great)— rat king (@MikeIsaac) September 9, 2021
The only pair of sunglasses I wear are Snap's Spectacles. I like the color + style + made them prescription so $$$— Kerry Flynn ? (@kerrymflynn) September 9, 2021
I barely use the camera, but often when I'm talking to people they see the lens + ask if I'm recording. Perhaps that'll change with these https://t.co/d38LGKNWZq
Facebook’s major new product is a pair of smart glasses with cameras in each corner to photo or video your surrounds.— Adrian Weckler (@adrianweckler) September 9, 2021
Is this creepy?
They show a light (hard to see) when active. They can’t livestream.
My initial review: https://t.co/P5GjCSaMAo pic.twitter.com/ZY3R7lf2bB
I ran into @LaurenGoode outside of the bakery below & she was wearing these. We chatted for 10-15 mins — I didn’t notice them. She didn’t let on at all (holds an embargo well) but seeing photos covertly taken even by a friend after the fact feels…weird (tryin not to say creepy). https://t.co/kKtkq32Hil— Megan Quinn (@msquinn) September 9, 2021
What an aging planet needs: eyewear that can remind you of the name of the person you're talking to, plus useful personal information as you talk. "So ... Fred ... how is ... Wilma? And ... of course ... Pebbles must be ... graduating from high school this year?" https://t.co/C0CVwdJipX— David Frum (@davidfrum) September 9, 2021
Here are some of the photos and videos I captured while wearing Facebook’s Ray-Ban Stories around San Francisco this week — which you probably wouldn’t have even noticed, because they look like regular sunglasses. @Mstreshinsky was game to be my subject. pic.twitter.com/TF6Hv7BIU4— Lauren Goode (@LaurenGoode) September 9, 2021
The death of irony: Facebook told the New York Times that its new glasses product—a camera & microphone strapped to your face with a digital assistant pipped into your ear: "helps people actually be in the moment they’re in." https://t.co/3UQYeVUREx— Avi Asher-Schapiro (@AASchapiro) September 9, 2021
A "small indicator light" while smartglasses are recording does not "pre-empt privacy concerns" related to their use or introduction.https://t.co/SRHkmKpeGs— Alex Howard (@digiphile) September 9, 2021
WOW: "Many of these privacy concerns are beside the point for technologists who see wearables as inexorable for society." pic.twitter.com/GWllH99Zz4
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