Sunday , October 21 2018 Ausdroid » Smart Accessories » Around the Home » Where to buy the Google Home Hub in Australia – pre-orders opening now

The all new Google Home Hub is launching in Australia this month, with retailers expecting stock on October 23rd. There’s a fair few retailers on-board for the launch including JB HiFi, Harvey Norman, The Good Guys, David Jones and Big W, as well as all three Australian Telcos with Vodafone, Telstra and Optus all named as stockists.

It appears from initial pre-orders that Google will retain an exclusive on the Aqua (blue) and Sand (pink) coloured Home Hub, with only the Chalk and Charcoal available at retail outlets.

Pricing for Home Hub the same at all outlets, including the Google Store where you’ll pay $219, though Google at least offer free shipping Australia Wide.

Google Store


Google is offering the Chalk (grey), Charcoal (black), Aqua (blue) and Sand (pink) Home Hub for $219 with free shipping Australia wide. Delivery is expected between 24–29 October and there’s no faster delivery options available unfortunately so if you want to play with a Home Hub on day 1 you’re probably better off grabbing one from a retail store.

Retailers

JB Hifi


JB HiFi have opened up their pre-orders for the Home Hub in both Charcoal and Chalk. It’s $219 but you’ll have to pay $9.95 delivery with no option to click and collect.

If you’re after the Home Hub from JB HiFi you can head over to the JB website now.

Harvey Norman

Hot on the heels of releasing Pixel 3 pre-orders, Harvey Norman have also added the Google Home Hub to their website for pre-order. Harvey Norman have strangely changed the colour option for the Home Hub with the Chalk coloured Home Hub listed as ‘Rock Candy’, while the Charcoal coloured Home Hub is called ‘Anthracite’.

The Home Hub is priced at $219 at Harvey Norman as well, though you will have to pay postage with no stock listed in their stores.

Want to get a Home Hub from Harvey Norman? You can get the Rock Candy coloured one here, or the Anthracite one here.

Officeworks


Officeworks are listing the Google Home Hub for pre-order on their website for the low, low price of $218. Officeworks have obviously aimed low for the launch with their notorious price beat promise in effect if you can find it cheaper, they’ll beat it by 5%.

Officeworks has also gone for the Anthracite/Rock Candy names for the Chalk and Charcoal coloured Home Hub, so get used to those names.

Officeworks are listing Click & Collect as an option from October 23rd if you set your store, though they will deliver if you want them to.

If you want to grab a Home Hub from Officeworks you can head over to Officeworks and place your pre-order now.

The Good Guys

If you’re a fan of The Good Guys you can now pre-order the Home Hub for the same price: $219 in either Charcoal or Chalk. The Good Guys have the same release date of October 23, so you’ll have to wait just like everyone else.

The one MASSIVE red flag with The Good Guys is the addition of a $55 delivery fee which is mandatory, with no Click & Collect on offer. You may want to head in-store to check out if they’ll let you pre-order there and pick up in store though as it’s usually Ok.

If you’re wanting to pre-order at The Good Guys you can head over and choose your colour now.

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Hopefully some of these retailers will stock the Lenovo and JBL smart screens, which do have a camera.

Imagine you’re in the kitchen cooking, hands covered in gunk, then you can use voice to tell the device to make a video call. Or for that matter, answer a video call. Don’t forget that video calls will become more frequent as other people purchase smart screens.

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Jb will stock 10 inch and 8 inch from Lenovo with bonus Google home mini…👍

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I don’t care too much about a camera. I would like to know more about the speaker output or even if it has one. Do I need to sit this device next to my Google Home or mini?

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Certainly weird to not have a camera given all its competitors do, and a physical lens cover would solve potential privacy issues (and google has put similar switches for mics on home products).

Though I’m not sure how much I’d use a video chat function on such a device myself.

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Lame excuse not having webcam, They have to provide option to cover the webcam

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yeah I’m so disappointed that there isn’t a camera. If Lenovo and JBL could add a physical shutter, Google could have easily done it. Costs have been kept low since there isn’t a camera but what’s the point really. I’m sticking to Lenovo then!

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