Google Pixel Buds 2 With Real-Time Translator Coming To Australia Soon
Google has announced that the next generation of the Google Pixel Buds, which were unveiled in October, will be coming to Australia soon and are rolling out in the US today. While local pricing has not yet been released, they are being sold for $179 in the US, which equates to about A$280.
The Google Pixel Buds 2 offer a host of exciting new features, such as their ability to provide real-time translations in conversation mode.
As would be expected, the second generation of Google Pixel Buds have optimised integration with Google Assistant, opening up a vast array of hands-free features.
There will be two microphones in each earbud as well as a voice accelerometer, which can detect speech through the vibrations of your jawbone, allowing you to be heard in a wider range of conditions, such as wind, or when you’re exercising.
“Adaptive Sound is perfect for those moments like when you’re steaming milk for a latter, or when you’re washing your hands or the dishes,” Basheer Tome, the Senior Hardware Interface Designer of the Google Pixel Buds 2, said.
Like Microsoft’s new Surface Earbuds, users will be able to control volume and skip functions via touch gestures on the outer surface of the earbuds.
In these new earbuds, Google placed a focus on improving Bluetooth technology to ensure faster and easier pairing.
The Pixel Buds promise five hours of listening time on a single charge, and another 24 hours with the wireless charging case.
Google have added a Find My Device feature, so if an earbud works its way loose while you’re running you’ll be able to find it right away. If you’ve lost it within your own home, you will be able to call a Google Pixel Bud from your phone, so you can follow the sound.