Tuesday, December 1

Pixel Buds

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Google announces new features and colors for Pixel Buds

After a long delay, Google finally launched the new Pixel Buds in Canada last month through their official online store in white and today, they are available to order in Quite Mint and Almost Black color options through the Google store, Best Buy, Staplesand other retailers in Canada. In addition to releasing the Pixel Buds in new colors, Google has also introduced sharing detection and bass boost features into its truly wireless earbuds. Users can now enhance bass directly in Pixel Buds settings, and if they decide to share one of the earbuds with someone, they no longer have to sacrifice volume preferences, thanks to sharing detection.When enabled, Share Detection automatically detects when you are sharing a headset with someone and both of you can individually slide thei...
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Pixel Buds now available in ‘Quite Mint’ and ‘Almost Black’ in Canada

Along with a major feature drop from Pixel Buds (2020) that includes a new 'Bass Boost' option, 'Find My Device' integration, and the ability to turn touch controls on and off, Google has also released 'Quite Mint' and 'Almost Black' versions of the wireless headphones in Canada. As you can see from the images in this story, the 'Quite Mint' Pixel Buds are a bright, almost fluorescent teal color, while the 'Almost Black' Buds are completely black. Unfortunately, the case for both new colors is still white, as are the 'Clearly White' Pixel Buds.I have been impressed by Google's Pixel Buds (2020) and described them in my review, which has still been published recently, as one of the most comfortable pairs of headphones I have ever...
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Pixel Buds starts showing up in the ‘Find my device’ app

Google's 'Find My Device' app can now locate Pixel Buds as users start to see their headphones connected to their account in the app. 9to5Google reports that once you log into the app on Android or the web, you will be able to see your Pixel Buds. Users can see which phone they were "last connected to" along with the time and date. This information is displayed at the top of a map with the location of the buttons. It is important to note that Pixel Buds will still not appear in the search via the 'find device' query. Information about the last Pixel Buds connection will also not appear in the 'find device' menu in the Pixel Buds app. These features are likely to appear in a later update as Pixel Buds users are beginning to se...
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Google releasing fix for Pixel Buds audio cut out issue in August

Hot on the heels of the release of the Pixel Buds in Canada and other international markets, Google says it’s pushing out an update to the wireless earbuds that will fix an audio cut out problem. The update will also include new functionality, according to Forbes, the publication that first reported the feature drop. It’s unclear what new features could be coming to the Pixel Buds, but I’m hoping it relates to a custom EQ. While I like Google’s Pixel Buds because they’re relatively cheap, very comfortable and feature excellent sound, the earbuds lack notable bass. It would be great to be able to turn up the bass a bit while sacrificing other forms of audio fidelity through a custom EQ. For more on the Pixel Buds, check out my revie...
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Google’s Pixel Buds (2020) are now available in Canada

Google’s second-generation wireless Pixel Buds (2020) are now available in Canada for $239. The Pixel Buds are launching here first in ‘Clearly White’ followed by ‘Quite Mint’ and ‘Almost Black’ at a later date. The ‘Oh So Orange’ that launched in the U.S. a few months ago isn’t coming to Canada at all. Notable features include Google Assistant integration, IPX3 water and dust resistance, a Qi charging case and ‘Adaptive Sound’ functionality that adjusts the earbuds’ volume based on the surrounding ambient noise. I’ve been using the Pixel Buds for the past week, and overall, I’m impressed with them. They’re comfortable, sound great and easily connect to a variety of devices. My main issue with the Buds is that their battery life co...
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Pixel Buds (2020) Review: Google’s answer to Apple’s AirPods

The wireless Bluetooth earbuds market is becoming increasingly crowded. There’s Apple’s AirPods and AirPods Pro, Samsung’s Galaxy Buds+, several wireless earbuds from Sony, Microsoft’s Surface Buds and now, Google’s first take on truly wireless earbuds with the refreshed Pixel Buds (2020). In several ways, Google’s new Pixel Buds are a significant leap over their bulky, not-actually-wireless predecessors in terms of performance, comfort and, most importantly, design. Instead of an awkward fabric cord connecting both buds, the new Pixel Buds are completely wireless, just like Samsung’s, Microsoft’s and Apple’s earbud offerings. The new Pixel Buds sound just as good as Apple’s standard AirPods (if not better), though they feature slightly less bass, include a mostly comfortable in-ear de...