×
You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Leaks Reveal Google Home Mini Speaker, New Daydream VR Headset

Google is set to introduce a smaller version of its Google Home speaker for $49 early next month, according to a report from Droid Life. The tech site also was able to obtain an image of a new Daydream VR headset, which is supposed to retail for $99.

The Google Home Mini is a small, fabric-covered speaker that offers much of the same smart functionality as the original Google Home, albeit with less volume, given the smaller size. There’s also no touch surface, so you may not be able to quiet the device with a tap of your finger, as you can with the current Google Home speaker.

Google Home Mini will retail for $49, and be available in three colors described as “chalk, charcoal and coral,” according to the report. We are likely going to get official confirmation of the product on October 4, when Google is also set to unveil its new Pixel 2 phones.

At that event, Google will apparently also introduce a refreshed version of its Daydream VR headset, which was also leaked to Droid Life. The design of the new Daydream headset looks very similar to the existing one, but apparently features a different kind of cloth cover.

It’s supposed to ship for $99, which would make it $20 more expensive than the current Daydream VR headset, and once again include a handheld controller. The refreshed Daydream VR will reportedly be available in three colors called “charcoal, fog, and coral.”

Google didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.

 

More Digital

  • Magic leap Is Hiring to Build

    Magic Leap Plans to Expand to Mobile AR

    Magic Leap is getting ready to embrace augmented reality (AR) on mobile devices. The company is currently looking to hire a senior software engineer for mobile AR, who will be tasked with “expanding Magic Leap’s platform to mobile devices,” according to a new job listing. A Magic Leap spokesperson declined to comment. Magic Leap released [...]

  • Microsoft

    Microsoft Hints at Mixed Reality Update for Mobile World Congress

    Microsoft may give us an update on its Mixed Reality ambitions at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next month: The company sent out invites for a press conference Wednesday that list Alex Kipman, who leads its augmented and virtual reality efforts, among the speakers. Kipman will speak together with Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and corporate vice [...]

  • Sinclair Enters Streaming Arena With Local

    Sinclair Enters Streaming Arena With Entertainment Bundle and Local Channels

    Sinclair Broadcast Group is diving into the increasingly crowded streaming platform arena with the launch today of Stirr, a free OTT entertainment bundle offering local news and general entertainment, sports and lifestyle channels. Sinclair aims to leverage the near-national reach of its sprawling station group with its strong local presence in markets across the country [...]

  • variety digital innovators

    Variety's Digital Innovators 2019: The Trailblazers Pushing Media Boundaries

    A decade ago, when the streaming-video revolution was in its infancy, the internet was more complementary than disruptive to Hollywood. Those days are gone. New platforms have risen up as Silicon Valley players have bulldozed onto the scene, and the media biz is rebuilding the ways it reaches audiences. With the inaugural Variety Digital Innovators [...]

  • MODEL RELEASED Hand holding iPhone with

    Netflix Q4 Preview: Price Hike Signals Strong Year-End Quarter

    Netflix is feeling its oats with a price hike across all streaming plans in the U.S.: Coming just two days before it reports fourth-quarter 2018 results, the timing of the fee increases may indicate the company will report a big beat on Q4 expectations. The streamer is scheduled to report earnings on Thursday, Jan. 17, after [...]

  • IMDb UnMade - Rainn Wilson, Nick

    Amazon's IMDb Launches Original Series 'UnMade' About Comedians' Rejected Hollywood Pitches

    IMDb, the Amazon-owned entertainment database, has premiered its latest original show: “UnMade,” featuring Rainn Wilson, Nick Cannon, Kristen Schaal, Reggie Watts and other comedians discussing early pet projects that were never produced, until now — sort of. In each episode, one of the guest comedians recounts a project they created and pitched back when they were [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content