Google’s second technology of Pixel Buds – a real wi-fi successor to its neckband-touting forebear – was introduced in October through the firm’s Made by Google occasion, and now they’ve been noticed passing by the FCC.
The brand new Buds had been scheduled to land someday in Spring (for the US), and that season has simply now begun, so the timing for them to achieve certification from the FCC is true on monitor and so they’ll seemingly be hitting cabinets quickly.
Initially, we had been absolutely anticipating the brand new Pixel Buds to launch at this yr’s Google I/O occasion scheduled for Could 12-14, however this was utterly cancelled resulting from issues over the coronavirus, so it’s seemingly that they’ll as a substitute roll out with barely lowered fanfare by way of a weblog put up or comparable.
The submitting incorporates two completely different listings, with 9to5Google (who noticed the itemizing to start with) positing that every mannequin quantity may correlate to the earbuds and the charging case respectively.
What we all know to date of the brand new earbuds is that, in contrast to the original Pixel Buds, they will be truly wireless, with no cord to connect them. The charging case will be considerably more compact, sleek and compatible with wireless charging as well.
The Buds themselves will offer 5 hours of listening on a single charge, and the case will hold an extra 24 hours in reserve. The new ear-tip design promises to offer more of a seal but still allows you to hear ambient sound with what Google calls a ‘spatial vent’.
They’re sweat- and water-resistant, have a small wing to help secure them in place, feature touch sensors on each ‘bud that respond to tapping and swiping for control, and sport integrated Google Assistant (of course) for all your voice-control needs.
While we still don’t have a firm release date on the new Google Pixel Buds, we can expect them to land in the coming weeks at a price of $179 (about £140 / AU$270, although global pricing hasn’t yet been announced).