Meta Platforms is about to open its first bodily retailer the place consumers can check out and purchase digital actuality headsets and different devices as the corporate plots a course to take its extremely touted “metaverse” mainstream.

The 1,550-sq ft Meta Retailer on the firm’s Burlingame campus in California opens on 9 Might, and can characteristic demos for its Quest 2 VR headset and video calling system Portal, in addition to good glasses it produces with Ray-Ban, Meta stated on Monday.

The gadgets, apart from the Ray-Ban glasses, might be out there for buy on the retailer. The merchandise can be purchased on-line by way of a brand new purchasing tab on meta.com, the corporate stated.

Meta is investing closely within the metaverse – a digital area the place folks work together, work and play – by including new options to {hardware} gadgets that function entry factors to the digital world.

Earlier this month, the Fb proprietor stated it will begin testing instruments for promoting digital property and experiences inside its digital actuality platform Horizon Worlds, a VR platform Meta launched late final 12 months.

Meta additionally stated it will cost a 47.5% payment from creators of digital experiences and property, a transfer that has attracted criticism from some app builders.

Buyers monitoring the area are awaiting the following model of the Quest 2 VR headset, more likely to be launched within the second quarter and broadly seen by analysts as crucial to the corporate’s metaverse plans.