Meta to open its first physical retail store in California 

At Meta Store, you will be able to get hands-on experience with all the hardware products.

Meta announced Meta Store, their first physical retail space, all set to be inaugurated on May 9 in Burlingame, California. At the Meta Store, customers will be able to get hands-on experience with all Meta’s hardware products. 

At the store, using the interactive demos, the visitor can make video calls to retail associates with Meta Portal, learn how Ray-Ban Stories can help them stay present, or explore the magic of VR with an immersive Meta Quest 2 demo. Meta is also making it easier to shop Meta Portal, Ray-Ban Stories and Meta Quest online in the Shop tab on meta.com

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“At the Meta Store, we want you to interact with everything. We want you to pick stuff up. We want you to feel it.”

Meta Store will discover how Ray-Ban Stories help capture and share memories without taking one out of the moment. One can try on a range of styles, colours, and lens variations at the store to find the perfect fit. One can also check out Meta Portal in a special demo area. 

Once inside the store, the visitor can make a video call to a retail associate to explore its capabilities fully, see Smart Camera and play with Story Time. The Meta Store also has an interactive Meta Quest 2 display wall, where one can explore the hardware, accessories, and breadth of content available today. 

The store also has an immersive demo area, where the visitor can try – Beat Saber, GOLF+, Real VR Fishing or Supernatural on a large, wall-to-wall curved LED screen that displays what they see in-headset. One will also find a 30-second mixed reality clip of their demo experience that they can share.

“At roughly 1,550 square feet, the Meta Store has a relatively small footprint for an engaging experience. The Meta store is launched near Reality Labs HQ, where we are helping build the metaverse,” read Meta’s official announcement.  

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Poornima Nataraj has worked in the mainstream media as a journalist for 12 years, she is always eager to learn anything new and evolving. Witnessing a revolution in the world of Analytics, she thinks she is in the right place at the right time.

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