Google announced its Pixel Buds 2 true wireless earbuds in New York City on October 15, alongside the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL, Pixelbook Go, Nest Wi-Fi, and Nest Mini.
Here’s everything you need to know Google’s first proper Apple AirPods rival, including what new features it brings to the table, how much it costs, and when it will hit the shelves.
Right off the bat, the Pixel Buds 2 is leaps and bounds ahead of the original Pixel Buds, which debuted back in October 2017.
Google went back to the drawing board and came up with a new design — scrapping the frustrating wires that tethered the two Buds together on the inaugural model, while also introducing a slimmer, more discreet body that sits flush with the ear.
The most notable of which is the omission of the need to tap the Pixel Buds whenever you want to interact with Google Assistant.
Now, everything is handled using your voice.