The Google Pixel 6a and PixelBuds Pro earbuds are now available for preorder and will ship to customers starting July 28. Both devices will be available in 13 launch countries plus select retailers in India.
“At I/O we shared our upcoming hardware including Pixel 6a and Pixel Buds Pro,” Google’s Alicia Cormie writes. “As of today, both devices are available for pre-order on the Google Store. Pixel 6a starts at $449 and Pixel Buds Pro are available for $199.”
I won’t be getting or reviewing the Pixel 6a, so I checked out the early reviews and wasn’t surprised at what I saw: great value, good performance, and decent if aging cameras. But it’s hard to argue with the asking price: $449 for the Tensor-based Pixel 6a seems like a good deal. You can learn more here.
The PixelBuds Pro are, to me, more interesting: these are Google’s first earbuds with active noise cancelation (ANC) and they utilize a custom 6-core audio chip running Google-developed algorithms. There’s also a Silent Seal feature that adapts to your unique ear shape, plus multiple eartip sizes to help ensure that unwanted sound stays out. The PixelBuds Pro cost $199.