Ray-Ban’s foray into smart glasses is looking sharp!
The luxury brand has teamed up with Facebook to launch Ray-Ban Stories — smart glasses that capture photos and videos, listen to music, take phone calls, and even share your adventures directly onto social media platforms!
Make and view content through your glasses
Ray-Ban Stories comes with a 5-megapixel camera, designed to capture steadily across all movements. It has several features seen on smartphones such as HDR, Low Light Fusion, Video Stabilization, and Denoising.
The smart glasses also pairs with the new Facebook View app, which is available on iOS and Android, making it easy to import, edit, and share content captured. Then, you can send it to various apps such as Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, Messenger, Twitter, TikTok, Snapchat, and more.
For those who like to edit, you can save the content to your smartphone’s camera roll. Although, Facebook View has exclusive enhancements to make your content special.
Privacy is still a focus
Smart glasses can raise flags, both for users and the people around them. This is why Ray-Ban and Facebook integrated privacy into the product design.
For instance, there are hardware protections like a power switch to turn off the cameras and microphone. The smart glasses notify people nearby, too, through a shining white light when taking photos or videos. For those who like to be more in control of their privacy concerns, you can customize your experience through the Facebook View app.
As per Facebook, Ray-Ban Stories collect only what’s needed to make your glasses work and function. Say, your battery status, your Facebook account for verification when using the Facebook View app, and Wi-Fi connectivity.
Price and availability
The Ray-Ban Stories starts at US$ 299 and is available in 20 variations like the iconic Ray-Ban styles such as Wayfarer, Round, and Meteor. Personalization is easy since it comes in five colors with a range of lenses — clear, sun, transition, and prescription.
It’s available for purchase online and in select retail stores in the US as well as Australia, Canada, Ireland, Italy, and the UK.
Uniqlo’s Fall/Winter 2022 Collection: Here are our favorites!
As we approach the cooler months of the year here in the tropics, Uniqlo’s Fall/Winter 2022 Collection also arrives on our shores. Pieces that you can layer up on a stormy afternoon or when you decide to hop on a plane to experience lower temperatures elsewhere.
Giving a whole new meaning to the classics, Uniqlo has updated some of the most well-loved items that have stood the test of time, holding up against trends that come and go.
Jackets can actually be warmer without taking up too much space in one’s suitcase and easy to stow away in a backpack when the sun does decide to shine. Knitwear drapes more beautifully on the body with the use of technology called WHOLEGARMENT which creates their 3D Knit line.
On the sustainability front, Uniqlo is also producing jeans that require less water, jackets that are made from recycled down, and fleece spun from plastic bottles.
Designers Ines dela Fressange and Hana Tajima continue to release collaborations with Uniqlo for this season. For Tajima, tea-length dresses in jewel tones dominate her line. Dresses that can be worn on a gloomy day and taken directly to an evening event.
Meanwhile, dela Fressange returns to the idea of the uniform, creating classic pieces with a modern feel that one can wear over and over again. And who says florals are only for spring? A long-sleeved, collared dress in one of dela Fressange’s signature French blues features red and white flowers.
The UniqloU line is coming up with a collection of genderless essentials. Outerwear in boxy silhouettes and roomy proportions that would look flattering on just about anyone. The U Pocketable Long Coat in a neutral camel shade is a minimalist’s dream come true.
For their graphic T-shirt (UT) line, Uniqlo is re-launching a collection from its releases over the past two decades. This, in recognition of their timeless appeal.
UT was first launched in 2003 and as the line nears its 20th year anniversary, we’ll also be reunited with well-loved designs we will now have a chance of owning again. Shirts that feature art from Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat are among the 18 designs that are making a comeback in stores.
The Uniqlo Fall/Winter 2022 collection hits branches in the Philippines this Friday, 9th of September.
Clarks releases a Pikachu shoe
Released for you to catch
From shirts to smartphones, the number of ways to represent your love for Pokémon is limitless. As one of the most popular franchises in the world, Pokémon has found its way to all facets of life through partnerships and tie-ins. If you’re looking for another way to rep your favorite cuddly creature, check out this new deal between Pikachu and Clarks.
While not as popular as other shoe brands, Clarks is still a reliable company that delivers sleek footwear for various occasions. With this new partnership with The Pokémon Company, the brand has two new Wallabees for Pikachu lovers.
Now, finding an appropriate occasion to whip these Pikachu-themed bad boys out might prove difficult. Then again, if you love Pokémon that much, the right occasion is probably every day.
The highlight is, of course, the bright yellow suede uppers with Pikachu debossing all over the entire show. If that’s not enough Pokémon, there’s also a Poké Ball logo near the shoe’s heel.
If rocking yellow shoes is above what you can handle, Clarks also has a pair in black. Though it still has the debossing and the Poké Ball logo, it’s a lot subtler than the bright yellow variant.
If you’re used to wearing Wallabees, the crossover shoes will not cost you much more. The two Pokémon boots will cost US$ 180. It is available now in Clarks stores worldwide.
Razer, BAPE collaborate for new gaming peripherals, apparel
For the second time since 2020
Razer and Japanese streetwear brand BAPE are once again joining forces as they release a new exclusive line of gaming peripherals and apparel dubbed the A Gaming Ape Spring Summer 2022 capsule collection.
The collection has doubled its size with more designs and colorways and has now included the Razer Quartz gaming set-up.
The fashion lineup includes:
- Gaming Ape tees with Gaming Ape head wearing Razer Kraken headsets (US$ 125)
- Camo Team tees with Camo print and the number 93, referencing BAPE’s establishment date (US$ 245)
- Shark full-zip hoodie with BAPE’s World Gone Mad motif, available printed kitty ears to signify Kraken Kitties or A Gaming Ape embroidery patch (US$ 529)
- Basketball shorts with shark graphic print (US$ 349)
- Quartz shorts with A Gaming Ape embroidery patch (US$ 245)
- Snapback cap with A Gaming Ape embroidery and camo print (US$ 179)
- Razer-green sneakers with BAPE’s shark design on its soles, BAPE STA star logo, and Razer triple-snake logo (US$ 359)
A Gaming Ape-themed peripherals
Of course, the collection wouldn’t be complete without the hardware to accompany gamers.
There’s the Razer x BAPE 15-inch laptop sleeves (US$ 79.99) which are waterproof and has a built-in camo branded mouse mat. They are suitable for selected Blade 15 models, as well as the MacBook Pro 13.
A special Razer BlackWidow V3 keyboard will also be available starting at US$ 199.99. The Razer Iskur X gaming chair (US$ 699) likewise gets a makeover, available in black and Quartz featuring the camo print design.
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