Google’s Answer To Apple’s AirPods: The Pixel Buds


Now that Google has started manufacturing its own products like the Pixel devices, Cardboard (VR Stimulator), Chrome Cast etc., the new Google-branded headphones are too recently added to the pipeline.

The company has announced this at its annual hardware event today that it’ll be releasing wireless earbuds this fall called the Pixel Buds.

The round-neck Pixel Buds feature smart gesture controls, including swipes or touches to switch songs, answer phone calls, or adjust volume levels.

For instance, touching the right earbud will activate the built-in Google Assistant, which can be used to get directions, set reminders, or access music and messages. should last for five hours on a single charge.

The tech titan has claimed the minimum battery life of the PixelBuds to be at least five hours on a single charge.

To complement the hues of its parent devices, which is Pixel phones, the earbuds would come in 3 colors: black, white, and blue.

Currently, Google’s online store says the blue and black versions will ship in six to seven weeks but lists the white as “out of stock.”

The earbuds would also feature with a matching charging case that will help you to charge these devices on the go.

Google‘s PixelBuds is rhetorically an answer to Apple‘s AirPods.

And to take its arch nemesis head on, just like the AirPods, anyone using a phone running Android Marshmallow or higher can pair their earbuds by just opening the case through a feature called “Fast Pair.”

And for Pixel owners, there’s some special peculiarity too that Google claimed would change the way anyone really uses their smartphone devices: the Pixel owners would be able to invoke the Google Translate to get real-time translations on-the-go!

The announcement said: 

Having PixelBuds is like having a personal assistant always ready to help you anytime, anywhere!