Tech review: Ray Ban Stories offer a vision of further innovation to come

Facebook’s collaboration with the famed sunglasses brand has yielded impressive results, but the possible future introduction of augmented reality technology will make such devices truly exciting

‘Despite quite a bit of kit underneath to power and operate the cameras, microphones, and speakers, these frames are only 5 grammes heavier than the standard Ray-Ban Wayfarer at 50 grammes in total’

The collaboration with Ray-Ban was not an accident. The one lesson seemingly all tech companies learned around smart eyewear after the failure of Google Glass, still lamented by this corner, was the need to target regular eyewear users and to work with brands that know how to reach them.

Huawei went its own way with the design of its Gentle Monster II but still leaned heavily on making its smart glasses appeal to the ...