Meta has announced that it will open its first-ever retail store, called the Meta Store, so people can have a “hands-on” experience with its hardware products. This is also an attempt by the company to introduce people to the idea of the Metaverse.
Meta Store helps you get to know Metaverse products
Shop The Meta Store opens May 9th and is located in Burlingame, California. It’s near the headquarters of Reality Labs. Meta says that:
Having a store here in Burlingame gives us more room to experiment and keep the customer experience at the core of our development. What we learn here will help shape our future retail strategy.
The store will allow people to try out products such as Portal, Ray-Ban Stories, and even Quest 2. A dedicated demo area will be set up for the portal and people can make video calls to test it out. check out his smart camera and whatnot.
For Ray-Ban Stories, users can try on different styles, colors and lens options that suit them best. The shop will also include interactive video wall Quest 2 and demo area where you can try out Beat Saber, GOLF+, Real VR Fishing or Supernatural on a huge wall-to-wall curved LED screen. People can also access a 30 second video of their demo.
As mentioned earlier, this one the retail store is designed to let people know more about the Metaverse while “demystifying” the concept. Meta Store CEO Martin Gilliard states:
The Meta Store will help people connect with how our products can be the gateway to the Metaverse of the future. We don’t sell the Metaverse in our store, but we hope people will come and go knowing a little more about how our products will help them tap into it.
Meta will also introduce a new “Shop” tab on its website for people to easily purchase Portal, Ray-Ban Stories, and Quest. So what do you think of the Meta Store? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below. On the other hand, if you already own Quest 2, you can use it to access the metaverse or play some of the best Quest 2 games.