Google USB-C DAC/amp for $9 w/free S&H

Google announced this at a higher price than Apple’s lightning adapter, but reality hit them, common sense prevailed, and Google’s very own USB-C DAC/amp adapter is now going for $9 with free shipping (even if you don’t buy anything else) at the official Google Store. You can’t use Google Play gift card balance to pay for it though, the Google Store insists on credit cards, while almost anything you buy at the Google Play store (including music subscriptions) can use your Gift Card balance.

I bought this a few days ago, and it’s here, so we have our customary practical text and pictures unboxing of it. But don’t expect a tiny box in the mail, mine came in a giant padded envelope: