The Pixel Buds were Googleâ€™s long-awaited response to the AirPods, but they fell way short of expectations. Most of the features they promised didnâ€™t work as advertised and the final product wasnâ€™t worth the steep price tag. Google is trying to drive up interest by offering a huge discount on the Pixel Buds when you buy a Pixel 2.
When you add Pixel Buds to your cart when buying a Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL through the Google Store site, an automatic 50-percent discount is applied, knocking $80 off the price tag. That works out perfectly because the only device you should be using the Pixel Buds with is the Pixel 2. Any other device and youâ€™re best off looking elsewhere.
Some of the features the Pixel Buds offer include seamless connection to the Pixel 2 (this feature doesnâ€™t work with any other device), real-time translation and Google Assistant. If you donâ€™t heed our warning, connecting the Pixel Buds to another smartphone is just like any other deviceâ€™s Bluetooth headset. Get ready to dig around the settings menu.
If youâ€™ve been thinking of picking up a Pixel 2 and the Pixel Buds, now is the perfect time to do so. And you should do it soon, weâ€™re not sure for how long the deal will be available for.