Google’s Pixel Buds are the company’s first wireless headphones and that can translate 40 different languages in real-time.
Google has launched a pair of wireless headphones that incorporate its voice assistant feature, meaning they can translate 40 languages in real time.The Pixel Buds, the company’s new $159 in-ear headphones, will be available in November in color options that match the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL phones.
The Pixel Buds battery life is rated at 5 hours, The earbuds charge in a charging case, but these aren’t totally wireless earphones like the AirPods.Google’s product developers were keen to make the buds as comfortable as possible, so both are equipped with a fabric loop, which sits inside the ear to hold the headphones in place. The Pixel smartphone that the Pixel Buds are connected to plays the translation out loud. When listening to a response, the correct translation is played back through the headphones.The earbuds’ matching charging case can power them multiple times with its 620mAh battery. It should provide up to 24 hours of listening time and charges through a USB-C port. Similarly to Apple’s 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.”
Google Hardware product manager Juston Payne described the headphones as a “personal translator”.”With Pixel Buds, I can use real-time Google Translate to have a natural conversation in over 40 languages,” he said. “They let you connect with the world around you in a more natural way by rethinking how headphones should work.”