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The ultra-reliable Google Translate is coming to your headphones
Thu, 5th Oct 2017
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Google has unveiled a slew of new products including their new Pixel Buds.

From getting the right fit to keeping them charged, Pixel Buds aim to be simple to use.

These headphones have got a unique fabric loop secure, and quick to adjust without having to swap out pieces.

Google put all the audio controls into a touchpad on the right earbud, so there aren't any buttons hanging on the cord.

Users should be able to just swipe forward or backwards to control volume and tap to play or pause music.

Charging and storing them is easy, they nestle right into a pocket-sized charging case that gives users up to 24-hours of listening time.

The device is compatible with most new Android devices.

Users just open the charging case near their Pixel or Android phone running Android 7.0 Nougat or higher with the Assistant, and the phone will automatically detect them and ask to connect.

Pixel Buds aim to bring Google smarts right to your ears, with answers and intel that would make James Bond jealous.

Users can touch and hold the right earbud to ask their Google Assistant to play music, make a phone call, or get directions, all without pulling out their phone.

If users have an upcoming meeting or are waiting on a text from a friend, the Assistant can alert them to a calendar event or incoming message, and even read it to them if they can't look at the phone at that moment.

Pixel Buds can also try to translate between languages in real time using Google Translate on Pixel.

It's like you've got your own personal translator with you everywhere you go that may or may not be working.

Say you're in Little Italy, and you want to order your pasta like a pro.

All you have to do is hold down on the right earbud and say, “Help me speak Italian.”  As you talk, your Pixel phone's speaker will play the translation in Italian out loud.

When the waiter responds in Italian, you'll hear the translation through your Pixel Buds.

If you're more of a sushi or French food fan, no need to worry, it mostly works in 40 languages.

There is no way that the use of this feature could possibly go wrong.