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Meta might demo a pair of ‘true’ AR smart glasses later in 2024

Blue Ray-Ban Meta Smart Glasses with pinkl enses on a colorful mirror.
The Orion smart glasses would be a totally different product from the Ray-Ban Meta Smart Glasses pictured above. | Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge

It’s been long rumored that Meta is working on a pair of augmented reality smart glasses — and it’s possible we could finally get a glimpse of them later this year.

Citing unnamed Meta sources, a Business Insider report claims that the company plans to demo a pair of true AR smart glasses later this fall at Meta Connect. The glasses, dubbed internally as “Orion,” are a separate product from the recently launched Ray-Ban Meta Smart Glasses and its Meta Quest headsets. The former product, while featuring some beta multimodal audio AI features and a camera, doesn’t have any visual AR elements. Meanwhile, Meta Quest headsets are primarily used for VR gaming and a handful of mixed reality experiences. Ostensibly, what makes these Orion…

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