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Should you still buy the Pixel Buds in 2021?

Should you still buy the Pixel Buds in 2021?

Google released its first Pixel Buds in 2017. They were bad. Pretty much everything about them was underbaked: they didn't sound very good, they weren't comfortable, and they had a weird, cumbersome charging case. Last year, we got a true wireless sequel that was definitely better, but still flawed. After months of software updates — and with a new model on the horizon — are 2020's Pixel Buds a good buy today? Let's talk about it.

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Google tweets confirmation of the Pixel Buds A-Series

Google tweets confirmation of the Pixel Buds A-Series

Well that didn't take long. After posting semi-official confirmation of the upcoming budget-priced Pixel Buds earlier today in Germany, Google just tweeted it out on the official @Android Twitter account with the image above. A few minutes later, the tweet was deleted.

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Google accidentally confirms the name of its new cheap Pixel Buds

Google accidentally confirms the name of its new cheap Pixel Buds

It wouldn't be new hardware from Google without a constant series of escalating leaks. We've known for a while now that a new set of Pixel Buds were in the works, with a budget-friendly price in mind. A promotional email mixup even showed us the new "Forest Green" color before any actual announcement has taken place. Well, you can check another rumor off the list: it seems like Google's next Pixel Buds have a name locked in.

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Pick up a pair of Google's premium Pixel Buds at their cheapest price yet — while you can

Pick up a pair of Google's premium Pixel Buds at their cheapest price yet — while you can

Google's rumored Pixel Buds refresh has been leaked to hell and back. We already know the company plans to make them cheaper than previous models, possibly by removing the swiping gesture for volume control. You don't need to wait until I/O next month to get Google's true wireless earbuds at a more affordable price. The latest-gen Pixel Buds have hit an all-time low at multiple retailers, making today the perfect opportunity to upgrade your headphones.

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Google's new cheap Pixel Buds may lose some features

Google's new cheap Pixel Buds may lose some features

Rumors of a new pair of Google earbuds have been swirling for a little while now. It seems clear that we're getting a cheaper set — possibly called Pixel Buds A in line with its phone naming scheme for its more affordable models — and Google itself appeared to leak an image of the upcoming product. New evidence has popped up that points to a lack of volume gesture controls.

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Google's Oh So Orange Pixel Buds have disappeared

Google's Oh So Orange Pixel Buds have disappeared

Google's Oh So Orange colorway for the newer Pixel Buds may have been discontinued, according to retailer listings. Most storefronts now list the orange-capped earbuds as out of stock.

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Whoops: Google just gave us a look at the new Pixel Buds it hasn't even announced yet

Whoops: Google just gave us a look at the new Pixel Buds it hasn't even announced yet

We've known for a couple of weeks that Google is working on a new set of true wireless Pixel Buds, and it's rumored that they'll be a mercifully cheaper variant. The "Pixel Buds A" were spotted hanging out at the FCC, with enough info to speculate that they're similar in form factor to the current model. Today Google sent out a promotional image in a Nest email that, apparently, shows off the new buds a little early.

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Google's next-gen Pixel Buds could get one of the AirPods Pro's coolest tricks

Google's next-gen Pixel Buds could get one of the AirPods Pro's coolest tricks

Google's anticipated Pixel Buds successors have been making waves online for a while now, including some appearances in recent FCC filings. We have yet to learn exactly what might set these next-gen buds apart from the pack, but a new acquisition could give us some hints. Google has acquired Dysonics, a startup that specializes in 3D audio.

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Google's wireless Pixel Buds are down to their lowest price ever

Google's wireless Pixel Buds are down to their lowest price ever

With the next generation of Pixel Buds seemingly pretty close by, you might be surprised to find the current generation still on digital or real store shelves for their stubbornly stiff MSRP of $179 or even $180. But if you want one for less cash, we've got the place and the coupon code for your desires.

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Google seems to be working on a new set of Pixel Buds

Google seems to be working on a new set of Pixel Buds

Truly wireless earbuds are all the rage, and most smartphone manufacturers have launched some of their own over the last few years. Google jumped on the bandwagon with its Pixel Buds 2 last year, and we may see a new pair from the company soon.

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