Google Daydream View, Chromecast Ultra, Amazon Echo Dot 2nd Gen Go On Sale

Google tweeted Wednesday that it has opened pre-orders for Daydream View headset and Chromecast Ultra.

The devices will be available on pre-orders for the U.S. U.K. and Germany online. The Daydream View headset is priced at $79, while the 4K-capable Ultra is priced at $69.

The View is compatible with the Daydream VR platform-capable Google Pixel smartphone. The headset will use VR images generated by Pixel smartphone so users will need the smartphone before they invest in the headset.

Both devices ship in November and can be pre-ordered on Verizon and the Google store. No details were available on other devices unveiled at the Google event on Oct. 4, including Google Wi-Fi and Google Home.

Amazon, meanwhile, released its new device, the Echo Dot second generation speaker Thursday.

The Echo Dot is a hands-free, voice-controlled device, which will use Amazon’s Artificial Intelligence assistant Alexa to play music, control smart home devices, provide information, read the news and more. The device is available for $49.99 on Amazon’s website. It can also be bundled with the ecobee3 Smart Thermostat/ Philps Hue Starter Kit/ Bose SoundLink Mini 2 for $249.


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