Google Pixel Buds

As Jori pointed out last week, headphones are awesome, and I agree. They can be wireless, over ear, in ear, leather, plastic, etc. Bluetooth has been the biggest game changer but google has come out with a pair of headphones that puts the competition to shame.

Google’s, Pixel Buds, are both wireless, and the have a voice assistant feature, which means that they can translete 40 languages, while you’re having a conversation. Say you’re in a different country and don’t speak the language, just pop those headphones on and, bam, you can understand.


The translation feature is enabled when the user holds down a button on the right earbud, and instructs the Google Assistant to help them speak the language required. Then, as they talk, 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. Like wow.

The Pixel Buds are also able to answer calls, adjust volume, play or pause music, send and read out texts, and map directions all without the need to touch the connected phone.

If fully charged, they offer up to five hours of non-stop listening. But they also come in a pocket sized case that doubles up as a portable charger, allowing the user up to 24 hours of listening time in total.

To use as a headset, you need a Bluetooth® enabled companion device running:

  • Android 5.0 or higher
  • iOS 10.0 or higher

To use with Google Assistant you need:

  • An Assistant enabled Android device
  • The latest version of the Google app
  • Android 6.0 or higher
  • A Google Account
  • A data connection

To use with Google Translate you need:

  • Pixel or Pixel 2
  • The most up-to-date version of the Google Translate app
  • The latest version of the Google app


These are the first headphone Google has ever made and I can say that they did a pretty bang up job!


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2 thoughts on “Google Pixel Buds

  1. You seem to have a lot of information about these headphones. I like the fact that these have a translator on them. I also love that they are wireless and have a portable charger case. It will really help if I ever go on a long trip and want to listen to music on the way. My only concern is that the translator may not be the best because when things are translated to English on google translate, those things are not always correct. Especially if someone is talking really fast and the translator cannot catch up to their speaking. If they say something quickly in a language and I misunderstand it, it could lead to some wrong information and I could take it the wrong way. That is my only concern for these things. However, I do like how you included a link to get the product in your blog.

  2. This is a very interesting blog. I enjoyed reading it, there was lots of good info and I am a huge fan of google, so I thought this was really cool. What I found the most interesting was the translate feature. The fact that you are able to understand anyone anywhere without actually needing to know how to speak that language is crazy. The 24-hour life span before having to be charged is a sweet advantage as well. Nothing ticks me off more than a wireless headset or earbuds that die within an hour. Again, overall, this was a great blog and I enjoyed reading it. Good job!

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