Along with the release of the Google Pixel 4 series, Google has lifted veils from its plans to enter the truly wireless headset with the Pixel Buds – aiming to compete with Apple AirPods, Amazon Echo Buds, Jabra Elite 75t, and Microsoft Surface Buds. Now, a solid half a year shortly, the Buds have appeared with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), which means they could get started on schedule.
When it was announced, Google announced that the buds would be available in the jump of 2020. With the Google I / O event usually taking place around this time, it was expected that the sale of Google Pixel Buds would be announced at this annual gathering. But, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Google I / O event has now been canceled. So, the Budgets could now be announced in a blog post or online all through I / O.
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If you don't remember, these are the second generation Pixel Buds from Google, but only the first to be truly wireless. The first generators were Bluetooth headphones that started in 2017. The new 2019 Pixel Buds – if they say so – are really wireless headphones that come in a sleeker, more pocketable case.
Pixel Buds feature dynamic 12mm drivers and "Adaptive Signal" that automatically adjusts the volume depending on the environment. The ear buds have a flat outer surface that features touch sensitive panels for controls. The music can be interrupted / restarted with the tap while the volume can be adjusted by immersion. Buds also have support for the "Hey Google" hotword.
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For calls, there are two microphones (also used to suppress the signal) and a voice accelerometer that Google claims will "detect speech through your jaw vibrations".
As for the battery, the headphones have 4 hours of music playback, while the case has an additional 24 hours of music worth playing. While this is not exceptional, it fits in with the resilience we have seen with competitors such as the Apple AirPods. The Google Pixel Buds case has a USB Type-C port, but can also be charged wirelessly.
The buds will be available in colors of Oh So Orange, Clearly White, Quite Mint and Nearly Black for a retail price of $ 179. It has not been confirmed whether the Google Pixel Bus will arrive in India or not.