Ray-Ban Stories specs: Weight: 1.73 ounces | Dimensions: Wayfarer (size 50mm, and Wayfarer Large size 53mm), Round (48mm), and Meteor (51mm) | Battery life: 3 hours, rechargeable case lasts for three days | Works with: iOS 13, Android 8.1 at a minimum | Prescription lens: You can do this on your own | Price: $230 (currently $209 for select styles on Amazon)
The Ray-Ban Stories are the glasses to buy if you want to take high-quality photos and videos without holding onto a phone. The built-in camera adjusts to the lighting you're in, and an external-facing LED light tells others when you're taking a photo or video. All of the content you've captured can be shared directly to Instagram, Facebook, and WhatsApp, and you control your privacy settings.
The glasses are controlled through touch -- just touch the side of the frames to take a picture, record a video, pause a song, raise the volume, or skip to a track. The touchpad is hyper-responsive for a seamless user experience.
The portable charging case is another feature that most smart glasses currently lack. You can charge your frames on the go for 3 days of extra power.
For people who like to talk on the phone while they walk, putting your phone on speaker can feel too intrusive. Headphones or earbuds may be uncomfortable in or around your ear and holding your phone up to your ear can get sweaty. These glasses are the perfect solution to making sure that you can listen to music and calls while also being aware of your environment. You can't beat the sound and voice quality of these glasses, which have three built-in microphones.
The downside is that the glasses require you to log in to Facebook to use them.