Google Pixel Buds A-Series – Wireless Earbuds, Clearly White
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Schoon, Ben (October 15, 2019). "Google's original Pixel Buds are dead to make way for the new version". 9 to 5 Google . Retrieved December 12, 2022. The distinguishing feature of Pixel Buds is their inclusion of the Google Assistant, a smart voice assistant. This allows the earbuds to translate conversations in real-time, among other standard features such as web search and media connectivity.    It supports translation of 40 different languages.  Based on the October 2017 demonstration, early coverage compared the Pixel Buds' translation capabilities to that of the fictional Babel fish from The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams;  however, in a review for Wired, James Temperton called the feature as released "a bit of a con", as the Pixel Buds merely provided a microphone and speaker for transcription and machine translation powered by Google Translate running on a smartphone: "to speak speak English to a German who then replies in German that's translated into English you will need: two Google Pixel 2 phones and two Google Pixel Buds headsets. And even then you'll likely spend most of the conversation staring awkwardly into middle-distance while Assistant tries to work out what the hell is going on. Long rant cut short: you don't actually need the Pixel Buds to do this, they're an entirely pointless accessory."  Google's wireless earbuds are, of course, aimed first and foremost at Google and Android phones, but they work perfectly well with iOS products, tablets, laptops and the like. With non-Android kit though, you won’t be able to use the Google Assistant that brings so much to the Pixel Buds party.
Unfortunately, the Google Pixel Buds do not have any way to access Siri, so you don't have access to Apple's digital assistant. This hinders the Pixel Buds as a good pair of earbuds to use with Apple devices unless you don't mind not having Siri.
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The Pixel Buds also introduced a "fast pair" feature to Android; with a smartphone that runs Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) or higher with the Bluetooth radio active, opening the lid of the case will bring up a notification prompting the user to pair the earbuds with the phone. The button of the case also can be used to pair the Pixel Buds manually as needed.  Criticism [ edit ] Google Pixel Buds In Ear (Image credit: Christine Romero-Chan / iMore) The fit is nice like Mentos in your ears Lastoria, Jasper (September 30, 2022). "Google Pixel Buds Pro review". Sound Guys . Retrieved December 13, 2022.Overall, the sound quality is much, much better than before, but there’s still some room to grow. They can still be a bit fatiguing to listen to for long periods of time – and we only liked listening to them in short bursts for that reason – but we didn’t have nearly as much to critique with these as we had with the Google Pixel Buds 2. Heater, Brian. "A disappointing debut for Google's Pixel Buds". TechCrunch . Retrieved November 17, 2017. To charge your Pixel Buds charging case, plug the charging case into a power source using the included USB-A to USB-C® cable. The USB port is located on the bottom of the charging case.