Google Pixel Buds

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Pixel Buds
Pixel Buds in charging case with product box.jpg
Unboxed Pixel Buds
Product familyPixel
TypeWireless earbuds
Release date
Introductory priceUS$159
WebsiteGoogle Pixel Buds on the Google Store

Pixel Buds are wireless earbuds developed and marketed by Google. They were launched on October 4, 2017 at Google's Made By Google launch event and were immediately available for preorder for $159 on the Google Store.[1][2] They have the Google Assistant built-in and support Google Translate.

The distinguishing feature of Pixel Buds is their inclusion of the Google Assistant, a smart voice assistant. This allows the earbuds to translate conversations in real-time, among other standard features such as web search and media connectivity.[3][4][5] It supports translation of 40 different languages.[5]

Reception of the Pixel Buds was mostly negative, with much of the criticism being aimed towards its seemingly bad case design.[6][7][8] Recent sources announced, "Google Translate is available on all Assistant-optimized headphones and Android phones."[9]

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  1. ^ "Google Pixel Buds". Google Store. Retrieved 2017-10-04.
  2. ^ "A few new things made by Google".
  3. ^ Balakrishnan, Anita (4 October 2017). "Google shows off wireless headphones that it says can translate languages on the fly". Retrieved 4 October 2017.
  4. ^ "Hello, Google Pixel Buds (and real-time translation). Goodbye, headphone jack". Retrieved 4 October 2017.
  5. ^ a b "Pixel Buds are Google's answer to AirPods". The Verge. Retrieved 2017-10-14.
  6. ^ Heater, Brian. "A disappointing debut for Google's Pixel Buds". TechCrunch. Retrieved 2017-11-17.
  7. ^ "Google Pixel Buds review: the future shouldn't be this awkward". The Verge. Retrieved 2017-11-17.
  8. ^ Estes, Adam Clark. "Google's Pixel Buds Aren't Even Close to Being Good". Gizmodo. Retrieved 2017-11-17.
  9. ^ Porter, Jon. "The Pixel Buds' translation feature is coming to all headphones with Google Assistant". The Verge. Retrieved 2018-10-15.