With the launch of the Pixel, the Apple-Android war is getting a bit fierce. To Apple's credit, they have forever shaped the way we think about technology. It's been said hundred-thousand time before, but it's worth repeating - the smartphone is the king of technology and we wouldn't without with out Apple.
That's why Google's flagship Pixel is ready to disrupt and their same ecosystem play is, if nothing else, intriguing. Glossing over the Daydream View, a VR headset refresh that is ground-breaking despite a lack of content, Google also released the Pixel Buds - a wireless pair of earbuds complimented by the removal of the headphone jack on the Pixel 2.
On paper, the Pixel Buds are strong. They Blu-tooth capable neck buds are sporty, have a decent battery life, rock quick charge, and have an exclusive use-case in translating languages on the fly. The price is an expected $160, nothing unusual for flagship buds, but it doesn't quite live up to its 2017 counterparts.