Meta and Luxottica confirmed work on new sensible glasses.
The 2 corporations collaborated on sensible glasses that shipped final 12 months, Ray-Ban Tales. Tales are primarily digicam glasses for taking hands-free first individual photographs and movies. In addition they have audio system and a microphone for music and cellphone calls however there is no such thing as a show of any kind. Snapchat has been promoting an identical product, Spectacles, since 2017.
Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg famous that this can be a separate challenge from the “true AR glasses” the corporate is engaged on, indicating that even when these glasses have a show, they gained’t be capable to place digital objects in your surroundings.
In April The Data reported Meta plans to launch a second technology of Ray-Ban Tales in 2023. Individually, The Verge reported Meta plans to launch non-AR sensible glasses with a heads-up show, codenamed Hypernova, in 2024. It’s unclear if Hypernova is the second technology Tales, an additional sooner or later third technology, or one thing else fully.
EssilorLuxottica has a near-monopoly on the eyewear market worldwide – its manufacturers like Ray-Ban and Oakley are a number of the most recognizable on the planet. Sustaining this partnership may very well be a key aspect of Meta’s technique to tackle Apple later this decade.