On the sidelines of the second-generation Pixel 2 smartphones, Google announced a pair of wireless (but attached) pair of earphones called Pixel Buds. The differentiating factor of the Google Pixel Buds is that is it powered by Google’s voice assistant and is capable of real-time translation.
The Google Pixel Buds feature a behind-the-neck design. The Bluetooth-enabled Pixel Buds can be used with Google Assistant through the right earpiece. The circular buds are attached with a textured cord.
Great sound, big help and real-time translation. Meet Google Pixel Buds. Coming soon. pic.twitter.com/psVUJDQSz7
— Made by Google (@madebygoogle) October 4, 2017
In order to activate Google Assistant, simply tap on the right earpiece and talk for queries or real-time translation. Google says, the Pixel Buds offer support for translating around 40 languages. ALSO READ: Google Home Mini, Google Home Max launched: Now do much more with Google Assistant
Other controls for play/pause, or volume are all on the same earpiece. Pixel Buds can provide up to 5 hours of listening time. The charging case itself can provide multiple charges with up to 24 hours of listening on-the-go. ALSO READ: Google Pixelbook: Apple iPad Pro, Microsoft Surface killer with built-in Google Assistant launched
Pixel Buds are available in three color choices of Just Black, Clearly White, and Kinda Blue. Priced at $149 (approximately Rs 9,700), the Google Pixel Buds are up for pre-orders starting today, and will be available from November.