31 October 2017
Google has announced the company’s first wireless headphones called Pixel Buds today. The assistant enabled Bluetooth headphones will be available for pre-order from today for $159.
The Pixel Buds will have an open noise isolating design and an adjustable loop that will keep the buds securely in your ear. The touchpad on the right earbud will allow users to control music playback, adjust the volume, and answer calls. Users will be able to hear notification alerts by double-tapping on the right earbud. The headphones have access to Google Assistant, which allows users to issue voice commands to play music, send a text or get directions.
Pixel phone owners will be able to use the Pixel Buds to get the real-time translation, Google announced in a press release. The buds have a 5-hour battery life and come with a charging case with a USB-Type C connection.
"Your earphones hear you and your Pixel's speaker will play the translation in another language," the press release states. "When the other person speaks, you'll hear the translation right in your ear."
The new in-ear Google Pixel Buds will be available in November in various colours to match the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL phones for $159.