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Original Google Pixel Buds have been officially killed off

What you need to know

  • Google's original Bluetooth headphones have been removed from the Google Store.
  • The USB-C Pixel Buds are still available in the online store.
  • The replacement Pixel Buds will be truly wireless, but not available until Spring 2020.

If, for some reason, you had been waiting to buy a set of Google's wireless earbuds — your luck just ran out. Looking at the online store (opens in new tab) for Google's hardware, the original Bluetooth Pixel Buds are nowhere to be found.

This is a bit of a surprise considering the new Pixel Buds (opens in new tab) won't be available until Spring 2020. These will be a truly wireless variety, whereas the original set had the wire connecting each bud. On the store, the only Google-branded headphones available are the USB-C wired Pixel earbuds.

We know that the new Pixel Buds will have about 5 hours listening and an extra 24 hours from the wireless charging case. Google is also building its real-time language translation into the earbuds. When they go on sale, you'll be able to pick up the new Pixel Buds for $179, and you can get on a waitlist now through the Google Store.

Chris Wedel
Chris Wedel
Chris Wedel is a fan of all things tech and gadgets. Living in rural Kansas with his wife and two young boys makes finding ways to get and stay online tricky. By utilizing his years of experience with the tech and mobile communications industries — success is assured. When not conquering connectivity challenges and testing new gadgets, he enjoys cruising a gravel road in his UTV with some good tunes.
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  • I noticed that after the event, I had the page up when they were live announcing everything yesterday hoping they would go on sale for like ~$50. Right after the event ended they were no longer for sale. I wonder what company is getting the rest of the stock they have for a sale.