As seems to be the trend in mobile devices these days, google
decided to add a “Pro” version of the Pixel Buds true wireless stereo earphones and they were introduced in May. Of course, a “Pro” model must have some special features and the Pixel Buds Pro is equipped with Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) to filter out disturbing ambient noise in the background. And Transparency mode can be turned on if you want to hear background noises, such as the siren of a speeding ambulance approaching you.
The earbuds themselves offer up to 11 hours of battery life, and when fully charged, the case provides up to 20 hours of extra power. The Pixel Buds Pro also comes with real-time translation, IPX4 splash protection, Assistant integration, and spatial audio later this year. The latter allows the user to hear the direction a sound is coming from; it is 3D surround sound audio. Volume EQ automatically balances your audio when you turn the volume up or down, and the case can be charged wirelessly.
The Google Pixel Buds Pro costs $199 and is offered in four colors: Coral, Lemongrass, Mist and Charcoal. Pre-orders started last Friday and the device will be officially released next Thursday, July 28. But at least one lucky buyer claims to have received his Pixel Buds Pro a few days earlier (he does have photographic evidence, some of which we’ve attached to this article). A Redditor using the “Linkakox” handle posted on reddit
that “They work really well, I love them, but the Pixel Buds app doesn’t work because it hasn’t been updated yet.”
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Over the years, we’ve seen products arrive at buyers’ homes before the release date, but usually it’s more than one lucky consumer who receives the device early. So far, only this Redditor is reporting that it received its Pixel Buds Pro early, although we could hear from more buyers at some point.