I visited the new Meta Store – here’s how it was

  • I visited Meta’s first store that sells virtual reality and augmented reality devices.
  • Inside, the store was bright and inviting and featured many wearable tech products.
  • But overall I was disappointed and felt the store didn’t live up to the online hype.

Meta – the parent company of Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp and Oculus, formerly known as Facebook, Inc. – has made it clear that it believes that virtual and augmented reality are the future of the human experience.

The tech company currently has three product lines (Meta Quest, Meta Portal, and most recently Ray-Ban Stories) to help customers discover what the company’s home page says is “the next evolution of digital connectivity.”

Now Meta is opening its first flagship store in Burlingame, California, about 13 miles from the company’s headquarters in Menlo Park. The store will open to the public on May 9 and I personally visited the store for a preview. Here’s how it was.

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