It's funny that google uses Japanese translation example when everyone who has ever tried google translate into Japanese will tell you it spits out pure jibberish.
Funny how no one notices that the headphone jack is missing.. doesn't seem like such a big deal eh ;D
I noticed it and I'm pretty sure I'm gonna just go with a note 8. I know everyone wants to use the "but everyone uses bluetooth!!!! NO one uses headphone jacks!!!" thing as an argument but any subway commute of mine has more than half of any subway car with people with wired headphones on. It's poor product design in order to force an idea on people before it's ready. Not everything that pushes technology "forward" works. It's also a pretty poor show of confidence to go this route and then to continue to use headphone jacks on your thousand dollar laptops (both companies do this).
This isn't as simple as it was from say VCR to DVD to Bluray to Digital or floppy drive to eventual digital digital distro because unlike those, which had more pros than cons to begin with and improved in later iterations and had much greater capacities, blue tooth headphones require charging, and have lower quality to price ratios on average. Those are pretty huge negatives.
Even adding a second USB-C slot is more evolutionary than simply removing a jack that takes up little to no space on a phone and provides no more water resistance than it's peers.
This guy likes cords.
You still have to charge the pixel 2 on 'cords'. but hey I'll put as much into this as you.
Incredible! The Babelfish exists!
It is such a bizarrely improbable coincidence that something so mind-bogglingly useful could have evolved purely by chance that some thinkers have chosen to see it as a final and clinching proof of the non-existence of God.
I like them way more than apples earbuds. This is the product design i wanted...
The ear bud portion of these is nearly identical to the AirPods. The only difference is Google has likely sacrificed some functionality/battery life by not adding the extended stalks the AirPods have. I have no issues with my AirPods, in fact I love them. They stay in my ear, last a long time on a charge, and the case is small and easy to carry around. I guess I'll be that guy but it appears Google is playing catch up to Apple here.
They sure do all the things really good you said, friends of mine are already using them. But they are really ugly. I bought the beatsX and iam really happy with it :-D
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
100% agree! I also hate the fit of AirPods. The narrow focused speaker ends up hurting my ear. The AirPods look like they just re-used existing manufacturing pipelines rather than imagining a better experience.
In terms of design I actually really like these. I love that they're tethered together, it's a simple solution that makes sense once you see it. I'm tempted to just buy these one their own.
I love google products but I don't trust anything with a microphone from them. Last thing I need is Google listening to every conversation I have.