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Not on my face — AC readers don't want Facebook smart glasses

Turns out, the last place our readers want Facebook, is on their faces.

What you need to know

  • This weekend, we asked our readers if they would consider purchasing Facebook's new Ray-Ban smart glasses.
  • An overwhelming 85% answered, "not in this lifetime."
  • Less than 6% said they would indeed purchase the smart glasses.

Last week, Facebook announced that it had partnered with sunglass maker Ray-Ban to create its own AR smart glasses, called Ray-Ban Stories. Designed to look like the iconic sunglasses, Ray-Ban Stories adds smart photo and video capture, open-ear audio, and the ability to customize with prescription lenses. As a physical product, Ray-Ban stories certainly look impressive, but we wanted to know how our readers felt about the company behind these new wearables.

We weren't all that surprised that a large percentage of our readership was opposed to the idea of a Facebook wearable, but it was interesting to see just how decisive that opposition was. Nearly 85% answered that they wouldn't buy the smart glasses in this lifetime, while only a little over 5% said they'd definitely buy them. In addition, approximately 10% said that they weren't quite sure if they'd get a pair or not.

As you might imagine, the idea of such an in-your-face Facebook device stirred up some colorful commentary. Here's a little taste of what our readers had to say.

Several readers commented that they might be persuaded if the product came from a different tech company, perhaps like Razer or even Amazon, but not Facebook. Reader Starfleet Captain spoke for many when they said, "If it were Google, Microsoft, or maybe even Apple, then perhaps. But definitely not buying a product like this from Facebook — with the low amount of trust I have in them lately."

If you want to see all of the colorful commentary, be sure to check out the original poll and our social channels.

Our poll is now closed, but we'd still love to hear from you. Would you consider buying the new Facebook/Ray-Ban Stories smartglasses?

Source: androidcentral

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