At this year Google I/O, we’ve received not one, not two, but three new hardware announcements. At its developer conference, Big G announced a new budget Pixel phone, it is first-ever smartwatch and a new pair of earbuds — the Pixel Buds Pro – designed to compete with the best earphones on the market. And now, according to a recent certification, we know the maximum wireless charging speed of Google’s premium earbuds (via 9to5Google).According to them Qi Certification, the Pixel Buds Pro supports up to 2.5 watts of wireless charging speed, which is by no means fast and is exactly the same as the speed of the second-generation Pixel Buds. It’s faster than Apple’s AirPods Pro, which charge wirelessly at up to 1.7 watts, but if you’re used to the Sony WF-1000XM4’s 5 watts, you will feel the difference.
Yes, the time it takes for your Pixel Buds Pro to charge also depends on the battery in the case, something that Google hasn’t revealed it yet. All we know is that, combined with the case, these bad guys will provide up to 31 hours of listening time, which isn’t bad at all when compared to the WF-1000XM4 and the AirPods Pro’s 24 hours. However, neither the battery capacity of the case nor the battery size of the earbuds themselves are known.
With their 31 hours of listening experience, ANC and spatial audio support, deeper Google Assistant integration and potential premium sound quality, the Pixel Buds Pro look like they’re definitely going to be value for money. Of course, we can’t be 100% sure until we test them out, so stay tuned for our Pixel Buds Pro review to see if Big G’s flagship earphones really deserve your hard-earned $199.
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