Google Assistant In Your Ear
Google today announced new Pixel Buds to be released in 2020. These updated smart wireless earphones improve voice control functionality, extend Bluetooth range, and are said to sound better. A voice accelerometer detects spoken commands and two microphones in each bud filter out background noise. Meanwhile custom-designed 12 mm dynamic speaker drivers are said to deliver high quality audio.
Long-range Bluetooth connectivity keeps Pixel Buds connected up to three rooms away indoors or a football field-distance away outdoors. Pixel Buds pair easily with Bluetooth 4.0+ laptops, tablets and iOS devices. And with your Pixel phone and other Android 6.0+ devices, they pair with just a single tap.
Pixel Buds automatically detect when they’re in your ear and each earbud gives you handy touch controls: just tap to play or pause, and swipe to adjust volume. Pixel Buds claim 5 hours of listening time on a single charge, with up to 24 hours with the wireless charging case. Plus, they’re both sweat and water resistant for rainy days or workouts.
Pixel Buds enable hands-free access to the Google Assistant, so instead of turning to your phone for quick tasks, just say “Hey Google,” and ask the Assistant for whatever you need—playing a podcast, sending a quick text, or translating a foreign language.
Price & Availability
Google Pixel Buds will be available next year (2020) in the U.S. at $179, and will come in four colors: Clearly White, Oh So Orange, Quite Mint and Almost Black. For now, there’s a waitlist to be notified when they’re available.