Google’s AirPods Pro Rival, the New Pixel Buds Now up for Pre-Order

  • Retailer B&H Photo has put up the Google Pixel Buds up for pre-order on its site with no mention of when it will ship to the customers.
  • The Pixel Buds is Google’s latest true wireless earbuds that will compete with the likes of the Apple AirPods Pro in the segment.
  • Earlier, Google had talked about a spring 2020 release for the Pixel Buds.

Google took the wraps off the Pixel Buds, its latest true wireless earbuds during the Pixel 4 announcement event last year. However, the company is yet to bring it to the market. Well, today, these highly anticipated earbuds have gone up for pre-order in the U.S. courtesy of B&H Photo’s website. Strangely, the retailer hasn’t provided a shipping date for these earbuds with a vague “coming soon” banner. The price remains unchanged from the $179 figure mentioned by Google late last year.

This makes it a good $70 cheaper than the Apple AirPods Pro, which has had a tremendous run over the holiday season, beating out some of the best truly wireless earbuds in the market. Google has previously mentioned that the Pixel Buds will be put on sale sometime in spring 2020. Since we’re almost there, it’s likely that the company will make it officially available by early March.

By then, we also expect the company to list the product on the Google Store online. While the Pixel Buds don’t offer a dedicated Active Noise Cancellation or ANC hardware, it offers something known as Adaptive Sound which adjusts the volume of your media based on the background noise. This also means that the earbuds are always on the lookout for excess ambient noise.

The aforementioned listing on B&H is for the Clearly White variant, while Google will also sell them in Quite Black, Almost Mint, and Oh So Orange versions at launch.

Given the price difference between the Pixel Buds and the AirPods Pro, the lack of ANC doesn’t seem like a major omission, particularly with the presence of features like Adaptive Sound. What do you think?

Source: B&H Photo

Via: 9to5Google