Today Google announced a new family of products during their event, all revolving around Google Assistant. The Pixel (& XL), Daydream VR, Google Home, Google Wifi, and Chromecast Ultra. Luckily for us enthusiasts, not only did they reveal new products, but Google also opened up preorders for all of them so that we can almost literally through our money at the screen.
First off the two “magic” phones, the Pixel and the Pixel XL. The Pixel phones are built around Google Assistant, come in 3 ‘WOW’-named colors, “Quite Black,” “Really Blue,” and “Very Silver.” They also may or may not resemble some other fruit-based phones around. Verizon will get carrier exclusivity with these phones in the US, so you’ll be able to preorder them there along with the standard Google Store and Project Fi.
Google Pixel/XL –
- PIXEL: 32 GB Pixel is $27.08 per month for 24 months ($649.99 retail price; 0% APR)
- PIXEL: 128 GB version is $31.24 per month for 24 months ($749.99 retail price; 0% APR)
- PIXEL XL: 32 GB Pixel XL is $32.08 per month for 24 months ($769.99 retail price; 0% APR)
- PIXEL XL: 128GB Pixel XL is $36.24 per month for 24 months ($869.99 retail price; 0% APR)
Google’s new VR headset, the Daydream View, is also available in the store. Shipping starts in early November and the price lands at just $79, a pretty solid deal considering it comes with a remote and works with a few phones outside of the Pixel and Pixel XL. If you’re pre-ordering a Pixel or Pixel XL though, Google will throw in the View for free.
The Echo competitor that Google created, Google Home, will also start shipping in November and only costs $129. Over $50 cheaper than the original Echo. Additional bases are $20 although those are not available just yet. Google Home will also be available this November in select retail stores including Walmart, Target, and more.
The Google Wifi allows you to expand and enhance your already-existing home wifi across any area. You’ll be able to get the accessory in either a solo or in a 3-pack. The ship date of this device however is being pushed back to December. Pre-orders will kick off in November.
- 1 Pack: $129
- 3 Pack: $299
Finally the Chromecast has been going to the gym, as now the Ultra can do 4K viewing, HDR, and has an ethernet port for faster networking speeds. The shape is still the same and inconspicuous, but you’ll have to wait for the device to ship soon — whenever that is.