Google's new wireless headphones can translate 40 languages in realtime

  • Posted 8 months Ago

Google has just unveiled the Pixel Buds - a pair of wireless headphones that are equipped with Google Assistant, enabling them to translate up to 40 languages in real-time. Connected to the Pixel smartphone, they're also capable of sending and reading texts, adjusting volume, playing or pausing music, and giving map directions.

"With Pixel Buds, I can use real-time Google Translate to have a natural conversation in over 40 languages," said Juston Payne, Google's hardware product manager, while speaking at a keynote. "They let you connect with the world around you in a more natural way by rethinking how headphones should work."

The Google Pixel Buds, due for release this November

To enable the translation features, the users simply holds down a button on the right earbud to activate the Google Assistant. They can then instruct the assistant to help them speak the language required.

The Pixel Buds come in three colours - black, white and blue - to match the Pixel smartphone and allow up to 5 hours of listening time on a full charge. A portable case also doubles as a charger, increasing the potential listening time to 24 hours. When released in November, the headphones will be priced at $159 (approx. 120).