Google just recently announced their new Pixel smartphone, and now they’ve announced new wireless earbuds to pair with it. It seems that the smartphone world is moving farther and farther away from having an actual headphone jack, and Google has jumped on board.
The Pixel Buds feature a wire that connects the two earpieces, which makes them a little different from other products of the same nature, however, they use the same BlueTooth technology to be connected to your smartphone device. Controls for the earbuds are built into the right earpiece, making them pretty similar to how the Apple AirPods function. Google Assistant can be accessed by tapping on the right earbud, and it can read your messages and notifications to you through the headphones.
One of the most interesting features about the Pixel Buds is how they function with Google Translate. The earbuds can actually listen to conversations happening in real time and translate them almost instantly. As of right now, it can comprehend 40 different languages. Google demonstrated this feature when the headphones were announced, showing a conversation between a native English speaker and a native Swedish speaker. You can watch the video below.
Pixel Buds are being sold for $159, and their battery should last around five hours on a single charge. The earbuds also come with a charging case that can hold up to 24 hours of battery life. They’ll be available starting in November.
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