Google conducted an event a couple of weeks ago to show off some new hardware. It was at its event on October 4th that the company launched the Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones. It also launched a handful of other products at the event, such as the 4K-ready Chromecast Ultra as well as the Daydream View VR headset. Both the streaming media player and headset are now available for purchase from the Google Store.
Chromecast Ultra is essentially the same dongle as the existing Chromecast, the only major feature it offers is support for 4K streaming. You don’t need that feature if you don’t have a 4K TV. It costs $69 and the Google Store mentions that orders placed now will be shipped within 2-3 weeks.
The Daydream View VR headset is based on the Daydream platform that Google unveiled earlier this year. The Pixel and Pixel XL are currently the only major smartphones that work with this headset but other OEM partners will be launching their Daydream-compatible handsets by next year.
Even though Google said at the event that the headset is going to be available in a variety of colors, currently it can only be ordered in slate gray from the Google Store. Daydream View costs $79 and it will also ship within 2-3 weeks after the order is placed.