Google launches new Daydream View and Google Pixel Buds
New colours, wider field of view and comfortable fit for Google's new VR headset, while Google branches off into Bluetooth audio with Pixel Buds.
It was widely tipped that alongside the Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL and Google Home Mini, Google would announce new Daydream headsets. At its launch this morning, it has done just that, with headsets in new colours that reportedly boast a more comfortable fit. The new Daydream view headset will retail in the USA for US$99, while in Australia they will sell for $149.
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The new Pixel phones drop the headphone jack in favour of either USB C or Bluetooth audio, so headphones are a rather obvious move. The Pixel Buds are Bluetooth headphones with inbuilt fast access to Google Assistant.
They'll also work with Google Translate for near real-time translation. Google demonstrated this with an English to Swedish translation live on stage. Google's claim is that Pixel Buds will support translation of 40 languages. Battery life is listed at up to 5 hours, with the supplied battery case able to supply multiple charges. They're on pre-order in the US from today at $159, while in Australia they will retail for $249.
Both the new Daydream VR and Google Pixel Buds will be sold through the Australian Google Store, although both are currently listed as sold out.