More Power to your Pixel

October 5, 20174min

This week Google revealed the new Pixel range on the anniversary of the release of their original smartphones.

Google Pixel and Pixel XL 2 smartphones, Google Pixelbook, Pixel Buds, Google Clip, Google Home Max, Google Home Mini, and more were unveiled, and fans are keen to get their hands on the new pieces of tech.

Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL

The new and improved version of Pixel comes in two sizes – 5-inch OLED display and 6-inch QHD OLED.

Additionally, the XL model has the ‘tall display’ feature and comes in three different colours: black, blue, and white.

Fast charging is taken to a new level for these two phones – now you can get a seven hour battery life with a quick 15 minute charge.

Similar to many new smartphones, Google Pixel 2 phones have removed the headphone jack, opting instead for Bluetooth technology.

All Google’s new gadgets have been equipped with the latest AI and machine-learning features that work on improving photos and videos, such as the new Video Stabilization feature.

The new Pixels also have Active Edge, meaning you can squeeze your phone and get the Assistant running in no time.

Google Pixel 2 starts at $649 for the 64GB version. The Pixel 2 XL starts at $849 for the 64GB variant. Australia, Canada, Germany, India, UK, and the US are the available countries.

Google Pixelbook

Google is trying to re-imagine the laptop experience by creating this ultra-thin 10mm thick and 1kg computer. It has 12.3-inch touch-screen and 4-in-1 special design, which includes a regular laptop, table stand, tablet, and a tent mode.

The Pixelbook runs on ChromeOS with built-in Google Assistant to make an unforgettable user experience. According to Google, it has a 10-hour battery life, with a quick 15-minute charge will net you two hours of using time.

Another addition is the Pixelbook Pen, which has the option to point and select elements on-screen and give your Google Assistant instructions on what to do next.

The Pixel book has 16GB of RAM and up to 512GB of SSD storage.

The release date is 31 October and you can pre-order it right now.

Google Clip

This is the Google Clip, and the name comes from a small clip at its back used to easily place the device anywhere you like.

It is smart camera that uses machine learning technology to get the best capture of images.

Pixel Buds

Since the headphone jack has been removed from the new Google phones, Pixel Buds have been introduced to keep users listening.

The right earbud is equipped with touch sensors allowing users to easily navigate a playlist. Yet perhaps the most interesting feature is a real-time Google Translate option supporting 40 different languages.

Users can expect a five-hour battery life.

Google Home Max and Google Home Mini

The Google Home Mini comes in three colours: white (ish), black, and red, and is released on 19 October.

The Google Home Max is equipped with Smart Sound, with auto-tuning based on what you are playing and the size of the room you are in.

Expect this to drop in December.

CXM Editorial Team

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