Google Pixel Buds

Google's answer to the AirPods

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#4 Product of the DayOctober 04, 2017

Google Pixel Buds introduce big sound with real time translation.


  • Matt Maskill
    Matt MaskillAccount Manager, Studio Ace of Spades

    Nice design, realtime translation! The Babel fish is here!


    Maybe the cord?...but that remains to be seen

    Will be ordering a set of these!

    Matt Maskill has never used this product.
  • Kris Perpich
    Kris PerpichHead of Product @ Motiv

    They tried. String behind head will avoid loosing.


    Ear loop = strange, shape looks to fall from ear, string annoying while I run.

    Realtime translation is a technical feature with minor impact on most users.

    I don't like the overall design.

    Kris Perpich has never used this product.


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Kristofer™@kristofertm · #7 Product Hunter. E-Skateboard fanatic
Real-time translation FTW. Google knows how to 1 up. Not down with the shoelace though...
Matt@mzuvella · Director of Marketing @ FamePick
@kristofertm can’t believe no one else mentioned this!
Dmitry Kornyukhov
Dmitry Kornyukhov@dkornyukhov · Translator, Founder of
@kristofertm I'm very intrigued to see what the quality of that real-time translation looks like... Breaking language barriers is a very ambitious task. :)
Ben TossellHunter@bentossell · Services for startups
There is a piece of string between them.... Pro or Con? AirPods owners...?
Karl Nislow
Karl Nislow@karlnislow · Finance Manager @fuzzpro
@bentossell An obvious Pro being you now don't have to look like an albino relative of Shrek.
Kristofer™@kristofertm · #7 Product Hunter. E-Skateboard fanatic
@bentossell Very much a Con for me. I tried many different wireless headphones before paying as much as I did for AirPods. Any string is a bad string whilst running.
Zach Dubos
Zach Dubos@zduboss · Building robots @ FTC
@bentossell it’s harder to lose with the string
Bruce Kraft Jr.
Bruce Kraft Jr.@brucekraftjr · CMO, social media & viral director
@bentossell @karlnislow haha perfect LOL
Karl Nislow
Karl Nislow@karlnislow · Finance Manager @fuzzpro
@bentossell @zduboss The sound quality is going to be the big thing here. Charging and general features are pretty similar (Apple leads in quick charging time). The earpieces look eerily similar to the Beoplay's that are notoriously prone to falling out of one's ear. It looks like Google has attempted to solve the possible ear shape constraint with a behind the ear loop which is smart but in no way revolutionary.
Bryan Tsiliacos
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Rahul Kapoor
Rahul Kapoor@iamrahulkapoor · Developer by heart but gentle by mind.
@bryan_tsiliacos such an insightful comment.
Jon Moore
Jon Moore@shoshinzen
The real issue for me is that many / most headphones that don't have over ear cups or hooks simply fall out of my ears. The old iPod and iPhone headphones, the newer ones, most bugs that don't seal into the ear canal... Simply fall out. Even many of the ones that are supposed to be snug with soft rubber nubs, same thing, they fall out immediately or within a few minutes. I can't tell you how much money I've wasted buying headphones, and since they are a non-returnable item... It's essentially the same as lighting my money on fire.
Daniel Adeyanju
Daniel Adeyanju@nycdan_ · ops mgr
This is awesome! Only one question: Is it compatible with siri?