One of the surprises we got from Google’s hardware event yesterday were a pair of bluetooth headphones called Pixel Buds. They’re wired behind the neck but they’re every bit a competitor to Apple’s AirPods.
The cost is £159, are available in November and they’ll let you understand 40 different languages.
The onstage demo that blew everyone’s minds was a live language translation feature. A conversation onstage translating from English to Swedish went off without a hitch. The translations followed about 1-2 seconds after the people finished their sentences. The presenters boasted that it was like “having a personal translator by your side.” You’ll need a Pixel 2 phone to take advantage of this feature.
The device comes in a rechargeable case that allows for 24 hours total battery time and tuns about 5 hours between charges. It comes in the same colors as the Pixel 2: white, black and blue.