Google Pixel Buds: Meet the wired, Apple AirPods competitor with Google Assistant and realtime translation

Google Pixel Buds support real-time translation for 40 languages.

  • Updated: October 5, 2017 10:58 AM IST

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.

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.

  • Published Date: October 4, 2017 11:22 PM IST
  • Updated Date: October 5, 2017 10:58 AM IST