Google unveils Pixel Buds wireless headphones

Google earlier today released not only their new Pixel smartphones but also a slew of different accessories, one of them is a pair of wireless headphones — The Google Pixel Buds.

Google’s Pixel Buds aren’t your ordinary wireless earpieces though as, like most of the company’s newly released products, it comes integrated with Google Assistant. By touching and holding the right earbud you’ll be able to make calls, play music, or even get directions without the need to operate your phone directly. But possibly the highlight of these earbuds is its ability to translate languages in real-time. Same with the Google Assistant activation, all you need to do is touch and hold the right earbud and request in which language you’d want to speak in. Certainly, a neat feature to have, especially for people who love to travel.

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To be able to use Google’s Pixel Buds your device’s OS must be at least Android 5.0 lollipop and at least iOS 10.0. To access Google Assistant, on the other hand, your device must be Android 6.0 Marshmallow or higher. The earphones come with a charging case and a USB-C to USB-A charging cable and will be available in Just Black, Clearly White, and Kinda Blue colors.

The Pixel Buds will be available in November in Canada, U.K., Germany, Australia, Singapore and the US for $159 (About Php 8111.39) and can be pre-ordered starting today. No word yet on local availability and pricing.

Zen Estacio is a Multimedia Producer for YugaTech. He is the team's laptop guru and one of their resident gamers. He has a monthly column compiling the latest and greatest the Nintendo Switch has to offer. Aside from that, he regularly writes gaming news, reviews, and impressions. You can hit him up at @papanZEN

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