Would you buy Facebook smart glasses? CNBC pointing to ambitious plans around AR wearables in the coming years.
Codenamed "Orion," the smart glasses are reportedly being poised as a replacement for smartphones. With it being taking and making calls, live streaming footage to the internet, as well as using AR overlays to show information in the wearer's view, there's a lot to keep a user occupied.
These claims come from "people familiar with the device in question, who said that Facebook had brokered a deal with Ray-Ban parent company Luxottica, in order to provide a form factor for the smart glasses that would actually want to wear.
It's unsurprising that Facebook would need the help, given the usual complaints for a smart design glasses ̵
We've reported earlier this year on speculation around Facebook's AR hardware plan, though there's no official word on it
However, with any in-development product, even reliable information could become redundant as Facebook's own internal plan change.