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Pixel Buds first hands-onCNET's Sean Hollister tries the Pixel Buds, Google's first wireless headphones. They'll cost $159 this November.
Hey there,this is Sean [UNKNOWN] and you see that I'm wearing the pixel buds, Google's first wireless headphone. It's $159 coming this November. And it's not just a set of wireless ear buds, it's a real time translation engine kind of like the babble fish in Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy. I hold down a button here, I can start talking to somebody else in another language, more or less, here goes. Help me speak Japanese. After you do that, the Google assistant launches the translate app on the phone, which I can hand to another person and have them communicate in another language while I speak some English. Let's give that a try. Over here I've got somebody speaking Japanese who will say [FOREIGN]. And it says, nice to meet you, my name is Hero. And if I wanna talk back to them I can do that in English just by pressing this button here, hey, my name is Sean, how is it going? And then on the screen here, it will say, I don't know if you can hear that. [UNKNOWN] So basically in Japanese what I just said in English. Translations we try here aren't perfect but excellent start and we hear that it works better in other languages like Portuguese and Spanish and much further along. So again, these are the Pixelbuds connected together by a wire Which is actually rather cool, because of the way they fit in your ears. You can adjust this wire on the end here to fit a larger ear lobe. You want to get it up in the nooks and crannies of a larger ear. You can make that happen here. I pulled it out about that long to get them to stay in my ears. Even though I have a hard time generally, getting buds to stay in there, I can tuck, And edge of the strap in there to get it going, so. Pixel buds coming in November. Thanks for watching.