Yesterday saw the unveiling of the next generation Google Pixel smartphone and an array of interesting and never-before-seen gadgets and gizmos. It’s safe to say Google is clearly taking hardware seriously. Not only that, but it would appear Google is ready to begin taking on their rival giants Apple and Samsung. This appears to be most evidently clear with the surprising announcement of the Google Pixel Buds. Taking the world by storm, Google packed its Pixel Buds with the power to translate between 40 languages, literally in real- time.
Let me start off with some negatives about the Google Pixel Buds before I delve into what makes them truly great. Unlike the Apple Airpods, the Buds lack auto-detecting when they’re in your ear (not the end of the world). They’re not truly wireless like the Airpods or the Bose SoundSport – the Buds are connected by a cable with an outer fabric material, which definitely adds a level of convenience the former products don’t have, it also helps the buds fit inside your ear better by pushing the cord through the Bud itself, creating a comfortable loop. The pixel buds boast a nice 5 hours of battery life and comes with a stylish carrying case that doesn’t resemble a packet of dental floss. The Buds are a more open-air design and sit against your ear, instead of the increasingly popular in-ear design. Above all, the Google Pixel Buds have bragged the largest feature exposed this year, in the form of the real-time language translation ability of this tiny guys. The idea is that you can tap and hold on the Pixel Buds, speak, and then the translated speech will come out of your Pixel phone’s speakers – wow. There is no telling what the future holds for Google Hardware but if this is any indication of what is to come, ladies and gentlemen get ready, for an exciting road ahead.