SAN FRANCISCO—To accompany the new Pixel smartphones announced Wednesday, Google debuted new wireless earbuds, dubbed “Pixel Buds.” These are Google’s first wireless earbuds that are built to be used with Pixel smartphones, but they also give users entrance to Google Translate so they can have conversations with people who pronounce a opposite language.
Unlike Apple’s AirPods, the Pixel Buds have a handle joining the two earpieces. However, that handle doesn’t bond to a smartphone or other device. Pixel Buds will span around Bluetooth to the new Pixel smartphones—and presumably any other inclination that accept Bluetooth wireless earbuds.
All of the Pixel Buds’ controls are built in to the right earpiece, which is a common hardware solution on wireless earbuds. You can entrance Google Assistant by drumming or dire on the right earbud, and the Assistant will be means to review notifications and messages to you by the Buds.
But the many intriguing underline of the Pixel Buds is the integrated Google Translate feature. Demoed on theatre at Google’s eventuality today, this underline lets two Pixel Bud wearers discuss in their local languages by translating conversations in genuine time. In the demo, a local English orator and a local Swedish orator had a review with any other, both using their local languages. Google Translate translated the languages for any user. There was hardly any loiter time in between the orator observant a word and the Buds’ conference those difference and translating them into the suitable language.
The Pixel Buds will use Google Translate to sense conversations in 40 opposite languages. This is a singular underline that only a company like Google could confederate into wireless earbuds, interjection to the existent Google Translate information and infrastructure.
Pixel Buds have a battery that should last 5 hours on a singular charge, which is normal for wireless earbuds. They also come with a charging case that can hold up to 24 hours of battery life. Google’s Pixel Buds are accessible for preorder currently for $159.