Google is following up its Pixel Buds 2 true wireless earbuds with the new Pixel Buds A-Series, which offer the same sound quality, access to Google Assistant, and real-time translation in a low-profile design and and at a more affordable price.
Selling for $139, the earbuds feature custom-designed 12 mm dynamic speaker drivers along with Bass Boost. A spatial vent helps reduce ear pressure, making them comfortable to wear for long periods of time without the plugged ear feeling. Each earbud connects to the main device playing audio, and has strong individual transmission power, says Google.
Adaptive Sound increases or decreases the volume based on your surroundings, so you can adjust based on your setting, whether you’re listening at home or while jogging past a loud construction site. Beamforming mics, meanwhile, focus on your voice and reduce outside noise during phone calls. Once the call is over, say “Hey Google, Play my music” to resume the playlist.
Pixel Buds A-Series offer up to five hours of listening time on a single charge or up to 24 hours using the charging case. Get a quick charge in about 15 minutes for up to three hours of listening time when you need to use them in a pinch and the battery is running low. Because they are sweat and water-resistant, you can confidently wear them during a workout or on a rainy night.
With a compatible phone with Android 6.0 or above, you can get real-time translation in up to 40 languages as well as ask Google Assistant to do everything from tell you the weather to checking your calendar, calling someone, reading notifications, queuing up your music, and more.
Available in the Clearly White finish with new gray undertones or Dark Olive, both hues are inspired by nature and designed to be “soothing tones that evoke a sense of comfort and relaxation.”
Pixel Buds A-Series are available for pre-order in Canada and the U.S., arriving to customers by June 17.