Google announced a swathe of products at its big 'Made By Google' event this morning. Some of them are coming to Australia and some of them are not. We give you a quick rundown of the new Google products you can get your hands-on in Australia along with their pricing and where you can get them.
Without further ado, here's the list:
- Google Pixel: Google's new 5-inch smartphone. From $1079. You can pre-order the phone today and it will be available on October 20. Telstra is the exclusive telco partner for this phone although you can get it at selected JB Hi-Fi stores and through the Google Online store. 1269More information here.
- Google Pixel XL: Google's new 5.5-inch smartphone. From $ 1269. You can pre-order the phone today and it will be available on October 20. Telstra is the exclusive telco partner for this phone although you can get it at selected JB Hi-Fi stores and through the Google Online store. More information here.
- Google Daydream View: Google's new virtual reality headset that works with the Pixel phones. It is coming to Australia in November and will set you back $119. It will initially be available in Slate (grey) with more colours to come. Google has yet to announce where it will be selling Daydream. Read more about the headset here.
- Chromecast Ultra: Google has announced that the newest Chromecast device will be available later this year and will retail for $99. It supports 4K Ultra HD and includes HDR and Dolby Vision support. Google said it made the device faster but if you don't care for 4K, you can get the older Chromecast for half the price.
What’s Not Coming To Australia
- Google WiFi: Google is continuing its effort to get into the home networking game in the US with this device. For $US129 ($168), it looks a lot like the OnHub router Google released last year. It will let you control it remotely, selectively block certain devices from the network (to give your kids an internet time-out, for example), and reset your router.
- Google Home: Google's version of the Amazon Echo. It will retail for $US130 ($169) per device, which is $US50 ($65) cheaper than an Echo. Sadly, this little device won’t be coming Down Under.