Google Intros $99 Pixel Buds
Jun 3, 2021, 1:11 PM by Rich Brome
Google today announced the Pixel Buds A-Series, a new model of the company's true wireless earbuds that keeps most of the features of last year's Pixel Buds, but brings the price down from $179 to $99. The new A-series has a similar design for both the buds and charging case. Like the original, the buds feature custom-designed 12 mm dynamic speaker drivers. Adaptive Sound provides automatic volume compensation based on ambient noise levels. Beamforming mics ensure your voice is heard clearly during calls. Advanced Google Assistant features include real-time language translation, in either one-way or two-way mode. Improving on the original Pixel Buds, the new model uses a direct connection between each bud and the phone other other source device, instead of one bud relying on the other for a connection. The A-Series is cheaper thanks to fewer extra sensors, which means they don't support swipe gestures to change volume, nor automatic listening for specific sounds like a dog barking or baby crying. The buds are available in either Clearly White (with light gray accents) or Dark Olive. Pre-orders start today, with deliveries starting June 17th.
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