Ray-Ban Stories, the smart glasses from EssilorLuxottica and Facebook’s parent company Meta, has claimed awards from two renowned design competitions: the iF Design and Red Dot Design awards.
Ray-Ban Stories won two prizes at the 2022 iF Design Award: the Design Award in the user experience category, and the Gold Award in the product category, which is the highest recognition in the competition.
This year a record number of 10,776 projects were registered for the iF Design Award. Less than 1% of all submissions received the Gold Award.
Ray-Ban Stories also won the product design category at the 2022 Red Dot Design Award, as well as the highest award in the competition, the Red Dot: Best of the Best.
This prize is reserved for the best products in a category that stand out for ground-breaking design.
Meanwhile, Meta has announced the opening next week of a Meta Store in California — its first physical retail space which will allow consumers to get hands-on experience with all its hardware products, including Ray-Ban Stories.
According to EssilorLuxottica, Ray-Ban Stories allow wearers to capture, share and listen as they move through the world.
They feature dual integrated five mega pixel cameras to take photos and videos; discreet open-ear speakers for audio, and a three-microphone audio array to deliver rich voice and sound quality for calls and videos.
Ray-Ban Stories work with a companion app, Facebook View (available on iOS and Android), which allows wearers to import and edit content captured on the smart glasses and share it to any social app stored on their phone.
“The Ray-Ban Stories portfolio features 28 style, colour and lens variations including the iconic Wayfarer, along with the Round and Meteor styles, giving wearers the option to choose the glasses that are right for them,” EssilorLuxottica said.
“Consumers no longer have to choose between technology and fashion – they can truly live in the moment and stay connected with the world while wearing their favourite pair of Ray-Ban.”