The Pixel 2 may not have a headphone jack, but the Google Pixel Buds promise to make you forget all about your legacy port. Taking on Apple’s best-selling AirPods, the $159 headphones not only promise hands-free calls and music, but to bring the power of the Google Assistant to your ear, and translate conversations in foreign languages. Sadly, though, the Pixel Buds aren’t the AirPods-killers we were hoping for.
The Pixel Buds may be wireless, but they’re not cable-free. Google opted for a cord that joins the two earbuds together, and which is designed to sit around the back of your neck. Loops of the same cord extend up over the top, and act as grips, holding the buds in place in your ears.
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