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Google Pixel Buds 2 – Launch Dates, Specs, Compared to Airpods Pro

Google Pixel Buds 2

Google Pixel Buds 2: Google Pixel Buds 2nd generation has been creating a buzz since they were first announced in the October event Made by Google. Recently, on March 25 The generation Google Pixel Buds passedΒ through the FCC ahead of expected retail availability.

Here we provide you all the features of the Google pixel buds you need to know. We also compare it with its potential rival Apple Airpods Pro.

Design (Google Pixel Buds 2)

The best part is this time the pods will be literally wireless just likeΒ the AirPods, the Sony WF-1000XM3, and theΒ Powerbeats Pro.

They come in a very sleek and compatible case with wireless charging. the case resembles much with Apple AirPods pro case. The case has a fine magnetic cap and a LED light to show the battery. It has USB-C with a matte finish which feels excellent in the hand.

Google said that the design is based on scans of β€œthousands of ears”, and should deliver a β€œcustomizable, secure fit”. A small earfin – which Google calls a β€˜stabilizer arc’ – should keep the buds snugly in your ears. That means they won’t come out while you are running or jogging. Pixel Buds are also sweat and water-resistant too, so they should be fine for use during workouts.Google Pixel Buds 2

Sound And Speakers (Google Pixel Buds 2)

The most innovative feature in the pod is the spatial vent. It is present on earbudsΒ lets the noise around you in, but only to a certain degree. That means it gets rid of that sealed-in feeling that most headphones with this design have.Β  And get this, the pods will respond to the surroundings. That is, the volume will dynamically adjust as you move from silent environment of your house to noisy streets.

According to Google, they’ll come with custom-designed 12mm dynamic drivers, which should provide a punchy, powerful sound; dynamic drivers displace lots of air to create vibrations (and therefore soundwaves), and are usually compact and lightweight.

Battery Life And Connectivity (Google Pixel Buds 2)

The battery life of the Google Pixel Buds is the same as the Apple AirPods: five hours with the buds alone, and “up to 24 hours” with the wireless charging case.

Pixel buds have long-range Bluetooth connectivity. According to Google’s senior vice president of Devices & Services, Rick Osterloh, inside the buds will stay connected up to three rooms away and outside their range stretches across a football field (100 yards or around 90 meters).

Extra Features (Google Pixel Buds 2)

The buds come with built-in OK google Assistant. You can the assistant for news and weather updates, or to carry out tasks, like playing the next song or controlling your smart home devices.

Google also says that the Pixel Buds will be equipped with real-time language translations. The feature was also available in the original Pixel Buds.

Google Pixel Buds 2

Price And Availability

In made by Google, it was revealed that the goggle 2nd gen buds will cost you $179 which is $20 cheaper than air pods pro with wireless charging case.

They are expected to be released anytime now before June 2020. Google offers buds in four color options with a unique name – Oh So Orange, Clearly White, Quite Mint, and Almost Black.

Comparison With Airpod Pro

We have already compared the two devices above in some aspects. We are summarising it below with the features of apple air pod 2.

Design. Google buds seem like a more comfortable device that will gently fit in your ear. Apple pods, on the other hand, stick out of the ear.

Colour. Google pods come with four color options while Apple pods are available only in white color.

Case. Both devices have a similar case design. Goggle has a matte finish while apple has a shiny finish.

Audio. Google earbuds offer more features with spatial vent, the adaptive sound feature and ok google assistant. While Apple pods are equipped with none of the similar features.

Battery. This we have discussed above. Both have five hours battery life with the buds alone, and “up to 24 hours” with the wireless charging case.

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