With Google’s massive hardware event just 11 days away, and counting, the hardware rumours are just going to increase. Today’s is a good one. Whilst there has been all manner of hardware leaked for release at the event it’s nice to hear fresh rumours about those devices to increase our confidence it’s all coming.
Today’s rumour gives us the pricing for the Google Home and Chromecast Ultra, and they are…… $129 USD which is $170 AUD before taxes and local costs for the Google Home, and $69 USD which is $90 AUD before taxes and local costs for the Chromecast Ultra.
We’re guessing that will land the Google Home around the $250 – $270 AUD mark when it finally makes it was down under. While at Google IO, our fearless Editor in chief Dan Tyson was able to just casually confirm with Mr Sundar Pichai himself that the Google Home was indeed headed to Australia, just maybe – read not – at launch. The question is will it be 2 months later like some OEMs make us wait, or more like the 9 months we waiting for the original Chromecast? We hope closer to the former!
The Chromecast Ultra will probably come in under $100 AUD – read $99 AUD fingers crossed . It seems the Ultra will bring both 4K and HDR to the table but even those two feature don’t explain the almost doubling of price. Perhaps Google has some more surprises in store for this device?? Any guess or wild speculations anyone?
It is definitely shaping up to be a truly exciting , and considerably expensive time for Google hardware fans.
What Google hardware are you looking forward to and why? Let us know below.