In recent press releases on its newsroom, Meta has unleashed thrilling news for virtual reality (VR) fans. The tech giant is now accepting pre-orders for its innovative Meta Quest 3 headset while simultaneously unveiling the all-new Ray-Ban Meta smart glasses.
The Meta Quest 3, an upgraded virtual reality headset, was first unveiled by Meta in June, strategically timed to coincide with Apple’s Vision Pro headset announcement.
Meta’s VR headset is now up for pre-order, with availability to the general public starting on October 10, 2023. The pricing for the Meta Quest 3 is set at $499.99 for the 128GB version and $649.99 for the 512GB version.
By using Meta Quest 3, users can dive into immersive virtual experiences that can include playing a virtual piano or even opening a portal to another dimension right in the comfort of their own living rooms.
Meta has also unveiled the latest iteration of the Ray-Ban Meta smart glasses. These futuristic glasses, first introduced in a collaboration with eyewear giant EssilorLuxottica in 2021, come with a host of enhancements.
The new features include a lighter and more comfortable design, improved audio and camera capabilities, and an impressive selection of over 150 customizable frame and lens combinations.
Wearers can effortlessly livestream their experiences to Facebook or Instagram directly from the glasses and engage with Meta’s advanced conversational assistant, Meta AI, just by using their voice.
The Ray-Ban Meta smart glasses are priced at $299. Pre-orders have already kicked off on both the Meta and Ray-Ban websites, and they will be available for online purchase and in retail stores starting October 17, 2023.
These groundbreaking announcements underscore Meta’s unwavering commitment to spearheading innovation in the metaverse and pushing the boundaries of virtual reality.
In December 2022, the company allocated $2.5 million toward research in seven European countries to explore the opportunities and challenges of the metaverse. In November 2022, Meta introduced the XTADIUM app on its Meta Quest VR headsets, granting sports enthusiasts a remarkable 180-degree virtual reality experience of live events.