Are Meta’s new Ray-Bans the first smart glasses that don’t make you look like a jerk?


From META (Home of Facebook)

  • In partnership with EssilorLuxottica, we’re launching a new generation of Ray-Ban Meta smart glasses, available for pre-order now.
  • The new glasses feature improved audio and cameras, over 150 different custom frame and lens combinations, and they’re lighter and more comfortable.
  • You can now livestream from the glasses to Facebook or Instagram, and use “Hey Meta” to engage with Meta AI, our advanced conversational assistant, just by using your voice. 

They start at $299. Pre-orders are open now on and, and the smart glasses will be available for purchase online and in retail stores starting October 17.

Want something cheaper?

AirGo 3’s line of smart glasses has two offerings that run on ChatGPT – SolosChat and SolosTranslate – that you can access via the Solos AirGo companion app. SolosChat lets you press and hold an action button on the smart glasses’ right temple to ask ChatGPT a question. In response, you’ll see the reply populate before your eyes in the app, and you can hear the answer read out to you, too. 

SolosTranslate is another ChatGPT-supported service. Speak in English press and hold the action button and get translation in the app for one of nine supported languages, including French, Spanish, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, and Cantonese.

Solos don’t take photos or video yet.