Google's truly wireless Pixel Buds launch next spring for $179

Shawn Knight

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Google on Tuesday introduced its first set of truly wireless earbuds. The Pixel Buds, a follow-up to the 2017 product by the same name, look to address many of the shortcomings of that effort and give Google a real competitor in the wireless earbuds market.

Google’s latest audio offering, as mentioned, is a genuine wireless affair (if you recall, the original Pixel Buds were tethered to each other with a wire). They feature adaptive sound that automatically adjusts the volume as you transition between quiet and noisy environments and utilize 12mm drivers in a chassis that is sweat and water resistant.

Product manager Sandeep Waraich said they scanned thousands of ears to create a design that is universally comfortable, utilizing both interchangeable tips and a stabilizer arc that tucks in. There’s even a spatial vent on each bud that relieves pressure to reduce the plugged-ear feeling.

Battery life is rated at up to five hours on a single charge and up to 24 hours when paired with the wireless charging case.

Unfortunately, Google Pixel Buds won’t be available in time for the holidays. The tech giant said they will launch in the spring of 2020 priced at $179 in your choice of white, orange, mint or black color schemes. Interested parties can put their names on a waitlist to be notified of availability.

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$200 for some 5hr BT earbuds. Lmao
5-6 hours and 24 hours of charge within the case are pretty standard for todays BT earbuds. I agree the price is rather steep though. I'll stick with my Raycon e25's for less than half the price.

Uncle Al

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Another instance when a simple $10 pair of ear buds with a wire being forceably replaced with wireless this and wireless than at over 10x the price and too many buyers going for "cool" just because they are told to. Nope, I'll keep that extra money right in my own pocket ......
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