On Thursday, Google began taking pre-orders for its new Google Pixel Buds Pro, the brand’s first earbuds with Active Noise Cancellation (ANC), and Silent Seal™ technology. These features combine to maximize outside noise being blocked. (A transparency mode allows outside sound to get through when necessary.) Although the buds are by Google, they work with Apple devices (and any other Bluetooth-connected sound). Easy switching allows the user to flip between listening to music on your laptop to talking on the phone. Touch controls allow users to switch media and calls with a tap, swipe to adjust volume, and press and hold to turn on/off Active Noise Cancellation.
The wireless earbuds are designed with a comfortable, secure fit, and sensors reduce the plugged-ear feeling many in-ear headphones create. The earbuds and their charging/storage case are also IPX4 water-resistant. The Google Pixel Buds Pro charge wirelessly with a full charge that lasts up to 11 hours of standard listening time or up to seven hours with ANC. Pixel Buds Pro are available in four colors: coral, fog, charcoal, and lemongrass and sells for $199 directly from Google, Amazon, and Best Buy. Google announced the Pixel Buds Pro this May, along with its new Google Pixel 6a Android equivalent to the iPhone SE. The new phone is also available for pre-order.
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