Google Pixel Buds, the Bluetooth earbuds with built-in translator

The wireless earbuds support Google Translate: simply press the right headset for a few seconds to activate the feature

Yesterday, Google, in addition to the highly anticipated second-generation Pixel, which for the record will also arrive in Italy, presented six other devices, including the Pixel Buds, wireless earbuds (the first for the Mountain View-based company) that can, among many features, also translate.

The wireless headphones - they actually come with a small cord that ties them together and goes behind your neck - support Google Translate: simply press the right "bud" for a few seconds and ask the earbuds to simultaneously translate a phrase. The headset will record the question and the phone will perform the task (the translation will be heard from the built-in speakers). It is also possible to do the opposite, that is, speak to the smartphone and hear the phrase translated in the Pixel Buds. A feature that will allow two people of different languages to be able to communicate. The new audio devices of the Californian company will be able to translate up to 40 languages, where there will be, of course, Italian.

Features Pixel Buds

Regarding the other features, the Google Pixel Buds support numerous "gestures", thanks to the touch sensor located in the right headset. By making a swipe or simple touches you can activate many features of the phone, such as - in addition to Google Translate - change music track, raise or lower the volume or answer an incoming call. The Google Wireless earbuds also allow you to directly activate Google Assistant with a gesture.

The Pixel Buds connect automatically with your smartphone. To charge them, simply place them in their cases. In addition to Android phones - it is normal to expect that, however, will be able to handle more functionality with the green robot - the earphones can also be used with Siri.

Let's get to the price. The Pixel Buds will cost $159, about 135 euros, according to the current exchange rate. Will they arrive in Italy? For the moment it seems not, but the Italian language support bodes well for the future.