Google introduces new ways to control the Pixel Buds

Google has just announced that it has made available new gestures that will allow Pixel Buds owners to control the earphones. The new gestures come in handy when one is using the Pixel Buds with their Pixel or another Android smartphone that has Google Assistant installed.

Things like asking for your favorite playlist, making a call, sending a message or getting walking directions to whatever destination you want are done by simply tapping the right earbud. Moreover, the Pixel Buds allow users to control their audio volume by swiping forward or backward, as well as tap to play or pause the …


Google Pixel Buds will now let you decide which apps will whisper sweet notifications in your ears

New settings are rolling out to the Google app that will allow those wearing Google Pixel Buds to decide which apps will send Spoken notifications through the ear buds. Previously, the Pixel Buds wearer could choose between enabling the notifications or disabling them completely. While that toggle switch is still part of the settings menu, following the update a list showing all the apps on a Pixel Buds owner’s phone is listed directly underneath the toggle switch. Each app can be enabled or disabled for Spoken notifications on an individual basis.

By default, all messaging apps on the user’s …

Deal: Save 50% on Pixel Buds when you purchase the Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL

If you happen to be in need of a pair of earphones, you’ll be happy to know Google’s Pixel Buds are now on sale for 50% off. But there’s a catch, as they’re only cheaper for customers who purchase Google’s latest flagship smartphones.

That most likely changes the priorities, so if you’re looking to buy the Google Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL, you’ll also be able to grab the Pixel Buds for just $79.50. The deal Google is offering right now is available until February 14, while supplies last.

In order to benefit from the offer, simply add the Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL, along with the Pixel Buds …

Google Pixel Buds earphones Review


The companies behind the biggest smartphone platforms aren’t just interested in selling you a handset; they want you to buy a lifestyle. Picking up a shiny new iPhone or Pixel phone is a good start, sure, but then they’re going to try and get you on the hook for cloud services for your storage and entertainment needs, maybe a new laptop, and why not the latest voice-powered smart appliance, too?

Beyond these big products and services, smaller accessories are also important for companies looking to control the tone of your overall user experience, helping to seal in the whole soup-to-nuts …

Pixel Buds pre-orders now heading out Google's doors

Did you pre-order a pair of Pixel Buds for $159? The good news is that orders have started shipping. Unlike the wireless Apple AirPods or the Samsung IconX, both ear pieces are connected by a cable. The right earbud not only awakens Google Assistant, it also activates the  cool real time Google Translate feature. With the latter, one person wearing the Pixel Buds can speak in Spanish to someone with a Pixel phone who speaks English. Thanks to Translate, both parties will be able to hear in their own language exactly what the other person said. Right now, about 40 different languages are supported.

Some …

Google originally planned on including premium ear buds with the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL

A gentleman by the name of Lucas Everett recently shelled out the necessary cash to purchase a Google Pixel 2 from Verizon. And guess what he found in the box. Yes, that’s right. Inside the box was a Pixel 2, but that isn’t the point. The box also contained a cut out for a pair of ear buds that never came with the phone. In addition, the “Inside the box” booklet that was included, uh, inside the box, made reference to the invisible earbuds, which did not actually come in the box.

The earbuds were supposed to connect to the phone via a Type-C USB port and had the same adjustable loop as found …

Poll results: the Pixel Buds look… acceptable

So, after removing the headphone jack on the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, Google now has its own wireless earbuds up for sale — the Pixel Buds. Small in-ear phones that come with a neckband to address all those “What if one falls off?” concerns — with the band, you can lose both at the same time!

We kid, we kid. The Pixel Buds do come with a special feature of their own and one that has us plenty excited — the real-time translation! We’ll see how that works once we get our hands on them…

Of course, the new earphones also have their own unique look. With large …

Google Pixel Buds hands-on

Trends seem to be rampant in the mobile space, not only in the smartphones and other horde of mobile devices out there, but in the complementing accessories as well. The latest one to enter the ever-growing wireless headphone space is none other than Google, who has earned some acclaim with its efforts in audio with its Google Home speaker. With the Google Pixel Buds, though, it’s not only aiming to compete against offerings from Apple and Samsung, but it’s going beyond with one intriguing new feature.

We spent a little bit of time checking out the new Pixel Buds, which …

Six mics, charge and listen? These new Pioneer Rayz buds may be the best EarPods alternative

If you are looking for alternatives to the Apple’s EarPods that come bundled with your iPhone 7 or 7 Plus, Pioneer just announced what may be the best set of iPhone-compliant earphones this side of the wireless ones. The first set to sport Apple’s second-generation MFi Lightning Audio Module thanks to Avnera’s new LightX platform, the Pioneer Rayz and Rayz Plus are claimed to be the most frugal Lightning earphones on the market, and the Plus version even lets you charge your phone while using the buds – a pet peeve of many iPhone 7 owners.

Other niceties …