Google Pixel Buds - are they worth the hype?
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Last week Google introduced its new Pixel earbuds, and everyone’s talking about them - though in their own language only for the moment. The phone gadget, which will be released in the UK on November 22 of this year, will supposedly enable monolingual people to speak foreign languages without having to learn them. Are we being told everything, though? About a year ago Google, introduced the brand new Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones. Totally unaware of the unwanted gaffe they would be subject to twelve months later, the company confidently reassured its potential buyers that the two phones had been both equipped with a headphone jack, and mocked Apple for dropping it in its newly launched iPhone 7. Now, with the recent launch of the Pixel earbuds, Apple can certainly have its last laugh. In fact, the product comes as a complementary gadget for the new Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL phones, which, guess what? are not provided with a jack either. At the moment, the wireless earbuds are only compatible with these two phones and they’re sold at a price of £159. Which is not exactly cheap. Especially considering its flabbergasting ability to act as “your own personal translator with you everywhere you go” is an imprecise and misleading description of the product. In fact Pixel Buds are just simple headphones, with the addition of a feature that allows users, through touching the right bud, to activate Google Assistant without having to unlock their phone.
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