Pixel Buds pre-orders now heading out Google's doors

Did you pre-order a pair of Pixel Buds for $159? The good news is that orders have started shipping. Unlike the wireless Apple AirPods or the Samsung IconX, both ear pieces are connected by a cable. The right earbud not only awakens Google Assistant, it also activates the  cool real time Google Translate feature. With the latter, one person wearing the Pixel Buds can speak in Spanish to someone with a Pixel phone who speaks English. Thanks to Translate, both parties will be able to hear in their own language exactly what the other person said. Right now, about 40 different languages are supported.

Some who pre-ordered the Pixel Buds are receiving email from the Google Store that says that his/her order is on the way. It also shows a timeline that at the end, lists the expected delivery date. For example, Pixel Buds that ship today are expected to arrive at the buyer's home in five to six days.

The Pixel Buds will run for up to five hours on a single charge. Using the charging case like a power bank, you can run the Pixel Buds for as long as 24 hours at a time. And the device pairs with any phone running Android Nougat or higher simply by opening the charging case.

If you have yet to order the Pixel Buds, keep in mind that new orders placed today won't ship for 5 to 6 weeks. The only color option is "Just Black." Those interested in "Kinda Blue" or "Clearly White" can arrange to receive an email when those colors are available again. To order, visit the Google Store online by clicking on this link.

source: AndroidPolice

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6 Comments

1. Landon

Posts: 1248; Member since: May 07, 2015

The translate feature sounds pretty impressive. Kudos Google.

2. bambamboogy02

Posts: 842; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

'Kinda Blue' Pre-Ordered. Even though I hate the name. It should have been 'Kind of' not 'Kinda'. Closer and closer we are to mimicking Idiocracy, where our spoken language is getting ruined.

3. Landon

Posts: 1248; Member since: May 07, 2015

I constantly say that movie is a glimpse of our future so I couldn't agree more with you. President Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert Camacho doesn't seem that bad now.

6. TerryD

Posts: 560; Member since: May 09, 2017

I hate the name too. It should have been Babel Fish

4. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

Let's wait for reviews before calling it impressive. I mean, the technlogy sure is impressive but I have serious doubts that it will be close to working well

5. Landon

Posts: 1248; Member since: May 07, 2015

I agree. This is the first implementation of this technology so it will be far from perfect. That being said, it will only get better from here.

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