Google enters the wireless headphone space with the Pixel Buds

Ivan, 04 October 2017

All the cool kids are making wireless headphones these days and that now includes Google. Introducing the Google Pixel Buds - a pair of headphones connected with a fabric loop, designed to work best with a Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL.

The Pixel Buds have a touchpad on the right Bud that is good for swiping songs in and out, volume up and down and also invoking Google Assistant. With Google's AI at your ear tips you'll be able to get directions, start a call and naturally play music.

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Google Pixel Buds

What's even cooler is you can translate in real time with the help of the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL - just speak into the Pixel Buds and the Pixel 2 will play your words through its loudspeaker in 40 different languages and play the translated answer back in your ear.

The Pixel Buds come in a pocket-sized wireless charging case that will top up around 24 more hours of battery life into them.

Moving on to another interesting accessory, which Google showcased today - the Google Clips. It's a smart little camera that's designed to capture your precious moments all on its own.

Google Clips is small and can decide for itself what moments are snap-worthy. It will automatically capture short clips which you can review seconds later on your phone through the Google Clips app - available on Android and iOS.

Google says that Clips is "coming soon" starting with the United States. It's designed to work with Google Pixel, Samsung Galaxy S7/S8 and iPhone (6 and up). When available Google Clips will retail for $249.

The Google Pixel Buds are available for pre-order today in Just Black, Clearly White and Kinda Blue. They will start selling in November beginning with the US for $159. Canada, the UK, Germany, Australia and Singapore will follow later in November.


Reader comments

  • luis
  • 23 Aug 2018
  • Fv4

not to forget the affordable KZ lines of earphones.

  • Lagos
  • 08 Oct 2017
  • x7v

Why can't phone manufacturers supply decent earbuds? And why do they always cost a bomb? I doubt these at $149, will sound anywhere as good compared to earbuds from Seahf, Yincrow or VE Monks (all costing on average $7-12...)

  • AnonD-632062
  • 06 Oct 2017
  • 3Ye

I would have explained it to you if I had the time, but I am sure you know how to use Google.....

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