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Google Pixel Buds 2 - €199

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Google Pixel Buds 2

Google Pixel Buds 2

Google Pixel Buds 2

EVERY tech manufacturer now has its own brand of wireless, in-ear 'buds'. Increasingly, it's getting more difficult for each brand to introduce something different. Active noise-cancelling? Done. Sweat resistant? Plenty of options. But Google's edge has always been rooted in the software. So for its new Pixel Buds 2, there's a combination of virtual intelligence and audio power that's genuinely impressive.

Arguably the most notable element is its real-time translation. Say "Hey Google, help me to speak Spanish" and, as long as you have an Android 6 phone, it will start translating what you say into Spanish.

This isn't a brand new feature, but it's the first time it's been integrated so seamlessly into a pair of wireless in-ear headphones. The new Buds 2 also does a good job of adjusting the noise depending on where you are. While it doesn't have active noise cancellation on board, it does still interpret what you're listening to, to improve your own audio experience.