Today, Google officially launched its first set of true wireless earbuds: the Google Pixel Buds 2. The original Pixel Buds from 2017 had a cable that connected each bud, but these new earbuds have no wires at all. As such, theyâ€™ll be going head-to-head with Appleâ€™s incredibly popular AirPods line.
Interestingly, weâ€™ve known officially about the Google Pixel Buds 2 â€” and even got some hands-on time with them â€” since October last year. However, Google didnâ€™t let us actually use the new Pixel Buds and wouldnâ€™t give us any solid info on a release date. Now, here we are with the official launch of the product with little warning ahead of time.
Regardless, the Google Pixel Buds 2 promise to be a stellar set of headphones. Using the new Pixel Buds app (which mysteriously appeared on the Play Store and auto-installed on Pixel 4 smartphones earlier today), you can control various new features of the â€˜phones, including adaptive sound, in-ear detection, touch-less Google Assistant access, and the usual stuff such as checking battery levels.
Google has told us that the headphones sound incredible, but we havenâ€™t been able to listen to them for ourselves so weâ€™re unable to back that up. The company also promised 24-hour battery life with a fully-charged Google Pixel Buds 2 case, but we canâ€™t verify that yet, either. However, we do know that the original Pixel Buds had battery life that lined up with Googleâ€™s claims but didnâ€™t have the best sound quality. The original Buds had a very different design though, so these might sound a lot better.
Stay tuned for our full review of the Google Pixel Buds 2 to find out the answers to these questions. If you already know you want them, though, feel free to click one of the buttons below to grab a pair (which are only available in Clearly White for now)!
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