Google Pixel 2 is already being touted as the next big competitor to the iPhone. But it seems like AirPods are set to receive a new competitor as well.
Just like AirPods, Google Pixel Buds are a wireless Bluetooth-powered headset. They come with a charging case (with a USB-C port) as well.
However, there are a few differences between Apple’s and Google’s headsets. Here’s a list of top 3 features of Google Pixel Buds that I feel Apple should steal.
1. Real-time Voice Translation
Pixel Buds offer real-time voice translation in 40 languages. This is, without a doubt, the most revolutionary feature of the Pixel Buds.
Once you wear them, any supported foreign language will be translated in almost real-time as the speaker speaks. You can then speak in your own language and the speaker will be able to hear it through the Pixel smartphone’s speaker.
Here’s a video demonstration of how translation works.
2. Tactile surface
Unlike the AirPods, the Pixel Buds come with a tactile touchpad. You can use the outer surface of right bud to adjust the volume, play/pause songs, or activate Google Assistant.
This is something that Apple could look forward to in the future. As you know, Apple likes to stay ahead of the curve and there’s no good reason why they won’t port the haptic feedback ability to the AirPods.
3. Wired Earbuds
This is yet another major point of difference between the two wireless earbuds.
The Pixel Buds are actually wired as there’s a connecting wire running through them. However, they are still considered fully wireless since there’s no point of connection with the smartphone.
This is truly a welcome addition as users often complain about their AirPods falling off while running or jogging. This won’t be an issue with the Pixel Buds since they are already connected.
Pixel Buds are still lacking in many areas when compared to the AirPods. But these three features are something Apple should implement in the next iteration of AirPods.
Is there any specific feature of Pixel Buds that piques your curiosity? Let us know in the comments section below.
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