Pixel Buds

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Pixel Buds
Pixel Buds in charging case with product box.jpg
Unboxed Pixel Buds
Product familyPixel
TypeWireless earbuds
Release date
InputMicrophone, accelerometer, capacitive touchpad[1]
  • Earbuds
  • 0.8 x 0.8 x 0.8 in
  • (20.4 x 20.4 x 20.5 mm)
  • Charging Case
  • 2.6 x 2.6 x 1.1 in
  • (66.2 x 65.5 x 28.6 mm)[1]
  • Earbuds
  • 0.49 ounces (14 g)
  • Charging Case
  • 1.5 ounces (43 g)[1]
WebsiteGoogle Store

Pixel Buds are wireless earbuds developed and marketed by Google. They were launched on October 4, 2017 at Google's Made By Google launch event and were available for preorder on the Google Store the same day.[1][2] They have the Google Assistant built-in and support Google Translate.


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.[3][4][5] It supports translation of 40 different languages.[5]


Reception of the Pixel Buds was mostly negative, with much of the criticism being aimed towards its seemingly bad case design.[6][7][8] Recent sources announced, "Google Translate is available on all Assistant-optimized headphones and Android phones."[9]

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  1. ^ a b c d e "Google Pixel Buds Requirements & Specifications". Google Pixel Buds Help. Retrieved May 13, 2019.
  2. ^ "A few new things made by Google" – via YouTube.
  3. ^ Balakrishnan, Anita (October 4, 2017). "Google shows off wireless headphones that it says can translate languages on the fly". Retrieved October 4, 2017.
  4. ^ "Hello, Google Pixel Buds (and real-time translation). Goodbye, headphone jack". Retrieved October 4, 2017.
  5. ^ a b "Pixel Buds are Google's answer to AirPods". The Verge. Retrieved October 14, 2017.
  6. ^ Heater, Brian. "A disappointing debut for Google's Pixel Buds". TechCrunch. Retrieved November 17, 2017.
  7. ^ "Google Pixel Buds review: the future shouldn't be this awkward". The Verge. Retrieved November 17, 2017.
  8. ^ Estes, Adam Clark. "Google's Pixel Buds Aren't Even Close to Being Good". Gizmodo. Retrieved November 17, 2017.
  9. ^ Porter, Jon. "The Pixel Buds' translation feature is coming to all headphones with Google Assistant". The Verge. Retrieved October 15, 2018.