Google unveiled a slew of new hardware on Wednesday.
At its event in San Francisco, Google launched two new smartphones, a hybrid laptop, wireless headphones, and two smart speakers.
While some products, like the new Pixel phones, are updates from products Google released this time last year, others – like the Google Home Max, a new high-end smart speaker – are new.
Here’s a look at everything Google just announced.
The Pixel 2 is similar in size and design to last year’s Pixel. The 64 GB model starts at $649, while the 128 GB model starts at $749. The phone will be available through Verizon and Google’s store, and you can preorder it starting Wednesday.
The new Pixel 2 will come in three colors: “clearly white,” “just black,” and “kinda blue.” The blue Pixel 2 has a “pop of color” on the power button – it’s bright aqua.
The Pixel 2 features a 5-inch Amoled display, front-facing speakers, an “active edge” that will allow users to launch certain apps simply by squeezing the device, and more. The phone is available to preorder, and it ships October 17.
Pixel 2 XL
The Pixel 2 XL, the larger version of the Pixel 2, has a 6-inch Poled screen that’s taller than normal smartphone screens and similar to the Samsung Galaxy S8’s.
The Pixel 2 XL has an “always on” display (as does the normal Pixel 2), a 12.2-megapixel, f/1.8 aperture rear camera, a portrait-mode feature on the front and rear cameras, fast charging, water resistance, and slimmer bezels than the Pixel 2.
The Pixel 2 XL comes in black or a two-toned black-and-white combination. The phone starts at $849 and will be available to preorder starting Wednesday. It ships in December.
Google Home Mini
The Google Home Mini is Google’s answer to the Amazon Echo Dot – it’s a miniaturized version of its Google Home smart speaker, with Google Assistant built in.
The Home Mini comes in three colors – coral, fog, and charcoal – and costs $49. It’s available on October 19, but you can preorder it starting Wednesday.
Google Home Max
On the other end of the smart-speaker spectrum is Google Home Max, a Google Assistant-enabled speaker aimed at audiophiles.
The speaker has two 4.5-inch woofers and several tweeters, and it has a line-in port so you can plug in whatever you want. Google says the Home Max is 20 times as powerful as the original Google Home and will arrive in December. It costs $400.
Google’s newest laptop is a two-in-one laptop-tablet hybrid called the Pixelbook.
The Pixelbook has a 12.3-inch display, weighs about 2.2 pounds, and is superthin at 10 millimeters thick. The laptop runs Google’s Chrome OS operating system and has about 10 hours of battery life.
The Pixelbook will also support the $99 Pixelbook Pen, which can write and draw on the screen with very little lag. The Pen also has a button for Google Assistant – if you draw a circle around something on the screen while holding the button, it will use Google’s search engine to identify whatever you circled.
The Pixelbook costs $999 and is available to preorder starting Wednesday.
Google’s answer to Apple’s AirPods comes in the form of Pixel Buds: wireless headphones that work with Google Assistant.
The buds come in three colors – “just black,” “clearly white,” and “kinda blue,” the same as the Pixel 2 – and with a recharging pack. Most notably, they can handle real-time translation in 40 languages.
The Pixel Buds cost $160 and will be available in November.
Google Clips is a wireless camera that connects to your phone and uses artificial intelligence to automatically take photos and video and notice the best moments to capture. It also gets smarter over time to better captures images.
Clips has 16 GB of storage and a 130-degree field of view, and it doesn’t need an internet connection to take photos. The camera can stand on its own or clip onto something.
The Clips camera costs $249, and Google says it’s coming soon.
Google’s virtual-reality headset, Daydream View, got a slight update at Wednesday’s event.
The headset comes in three new colors – fog, charcoal, and coral, the same as the Google Home Mini – and though it’s still made with a “soft, breathable” fabric, it looks like a slightly different material than on last year’s Daydream View.
The headset works with the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel, the Samsung Galaxy S8, S8 Plus, and Note 8, and more.
Daydream View costs $99 and will ship in three to four weeks.