After listing Google Home on their website last week, online retailer Kogan has begun taking orders for the unit with promises to ship in 2-3 weeks.
Google Home from Kogan is priced at $189, with an additional shipping fee on top. Shipping for me was only $9, bringing the price to $198, a shade under the price for importing Google Home through US based retailer B&H Photo Video. Kogan, under their direct imports program is also offering a locally based warranty service as part of the sale.
Google Home has been so far restricted in sale to the US, but will be making the move to the UK, alongside the Google Wi-Fi mesh networking hubs on April 6th. At this stage, no plans for expansion to Australia has been announced, though Sundar Pichai did say that they intend to bring the device down under at Google I/O last year.
Kogan has Google Home on-sale through their many online stores – Kogan, as well as through Tandy and Dick Smith, Kogan picked up the online business for these two well-loved, but ultimately unviable electronics juggernauts in the past year.
If you’ve been thinking about importing a Google Home, then this is a decent option. There’s quite a few things that could be improved by Google before a local launch of Google Home, but it certainly works well for quite a few functions and makes for a great Chromecast Audio device in the meantime. If you’re interested, head over to Kogan (or Tandy, or Dick Smith) and check it out.