Google Play Store additions: LG G Watch R, Nexus 6 cases

Did you get your Nexus 6 pre-order in during that all-too-short window in which they were open yesterday? Or maybe earlier today when Motorola itself had its own pre-orders open (which, to little surprise, have already closed)? Well, even if you missed your shot, Google intends to make some more stock available next week, but in the interim it’s got a few new additions to its Play Store offerings, adding a few Nexus 6 accessories and a smartwatch to the products available for sale.

Let’s start with the Nexus 6 stuff: we’ve got a pair of cases to check out. First is the Naked Tough Case, a transparent shell that adds an extra degree of protection to your Nexus 6 while also adding a little flip-out kickstand – we’re getting some old HTC flashbacks. This one will run you $35 (Nexus cases never were as good deals as their phones, though we suppose the Nexus 6 has rendered that issue moot), and Google currently lists its availability as “coming soon.”

You’ll pay a little more for the Nexus 6 Stand Folio Case, but this one manages to keep your phablet’s screen safe, as well as the sides and back. It works like a standard flip case, even giving you some tiny pockets for card storage, while also employing a folding back component that lets the case stand up in landscape mode. It will sell for $40 once Google makes stocks available – also coming soon.

But at least one new Play Store product is up for purchase right now, as the LG G Watch R finds a home at Google’s storefront. We already saw AT&T get US sales started earlier this week, and now Google’s following along. As we’ve already covered, the G Watch R sells for $300, putting it in line with those new metal-banded 360s from Motorola. The smartwatch is in stock now and ships in a day or two.

Source: Google Play 1,2,3
Via: Phandroid 1,2

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