After a few leaks, Google has finally unveiled its new Pixel Buds A-Series. The earbuds will retail for $99 when its available on June 17 but pre-order is underway already in Canada and the United States.
The new Pixel Buds A-series offer much more competitive pricing compared to the regular earbuds which cost $179. Google has removed features such as wireless charging with the casing and the swipe for volume controls, apart from they come with the regular features such as “Hey Google” hands-free voice commands and also rated IPX4 for water and sweat resistance.
The battery life is pretty decent with 5 hours of music playback or 2.5 hours of talking on a single charge. With the charging case included, the earbuds provide up to 24 hours of music playback or 12 hours of talk time. The Pixel Buds A-Series supports quick charge which delivers up to 3 hours of listening time or 1.5 hours of talk time.
The Pixel Buds A-Series shares the same design as standard Pixel Buds but Google has made some minor tweaks. The integrated ear hooks are now smaller a bit and are softer to reduce the stress/pain on the ear. The earbuds have no active noise cancellation but they feature passive noise reduction. There is also an adaptive sound that automatically adjusts the volume based on the surroundings.
The earbuds are available for pre-order on Google Store and are available in olive green, white or grey colour options.