Google Pixel USB-C earbuds go official with Google Assistant support

Google Pixel USB-C earbuds go official with Google Assistant support
Just as expected, the Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL ship with a new set of earbuds in the box. These resemble last year’s Google Pixel Buds quite closely by adopting a design that makes use of AirPods-like in-ear tips and a small exterior portion that embraces the Google “G.”

The key difference over the original Pixel Buds, though, comes with their method of connectivity. While last year’s earbuds were connected together by a short cable and could pair to smartphones via Bluetooth, this new offering attaches to a much longer cable which boasts a USB Type-C connector on the end, hence the “Pixel USB-C earbuds” name.

As expected from Pixel products, these earphones do support the Google Assistant. This is activated by simply pressing the black button that is included on the cable, thus allowing them to ask the digital assistant questions. Similarly, a long press of the volume up button will activate the Google Assistant once again. This time, though, it will simply read a user’s list of notifications. Lastly, as with the Pixel Buds, real-time translations are once again supported. This is accessed by pressing the included button and saying “Hey Google, help me speak [insert language].”

For those interested in this pair of earphones, they are available to purchase right now through the official Google Store. The audio product will be offered in white and costs $30.

source: Google



1. macawmatt

Posts: 142; Member since: Feb 20, 2012

Ugly white again,ugh. Lets see how dirty these can look.

6. Atechguy0

Posts: 918; Member since: Aug 03, 2018

They come in the box of the new Pixel 3's. Don't like them, then use a different pair. Especially since you get a 3.5mm audio jack in the box.


Posts: 654; Member since: Jun 28, 2014

Not a fan of the Apple earpod design, these are very uncomfortable. Boo Google!

7. Atechguy0

Posts: 918; Member since: Aug 03, 2018

Well don't like them, then don't use them. At least you still get a 3.5mm dongle in the box. That's better than what Apple is doing.

3. Jrod99

Posts: 779; Member since: Jan 15, 2016

Glad to see Apple style pods. So comfortable as opposed to in ear plug style.

4. thedizzle

Posts: 202; Member since: Oct 05, 2017

Always loved the pod style rather than in-ear

8. EC112987

Posts: 1216; Member since: Nov 10, 2014


5. libra89

Posts: 2317; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Glad that they decided to include something for listening.

9. gamehead unregistered

Wished there was some wireless option

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