Facebook announces that its first augmented reality glasses for consumers will hit the market next year, CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced during the opening speech of its all-virtual Facebook Connect conference. The company has talked for years about its plans to build an AR device that resembles standard glasses. Now the company is working with Ray-Ban maker Luxottica to design the frames, confirming rumors the company partnered with last fall, the Italian eyewear brand.
We don’t have any details on what Facebook’s AR glasses will be called, what they look like, or how much they might cost. But AR glasses that are supposed to look like standard glasses have become more and more common in recent years. Companies like the North (now owned by Google) and Nreal are making pretty impressive devices. In the meantime, all of the major technology giants ̵
We are also happy to finally get a glimpse of our Facebook partnership with Ray-Ban! Our first smart glasses will hit the market next year and that’s just the beginning … the future is going to be a classic and coming in 2021 pic.twitter.com/l9992ZQGoy
– Hugo Barra (@hbarra) September 16, 2020