Wow, Google’s Pixel Buds are getting universally panned across the board. Rachel Metz loves the concept and underlying technology but hates the design. “Making mobile, gadget-based translation work well is tricky, and Google does accomplish that,” and she adds, “sadly, they’re just another pair of pricey Bluetooth earbuds.” I have these Buds, and while I don’t see myself using them locally, I won’t mind carrying them overseas. I will make up my mind after I have experienced them in different situations. Ideal for me would be the Google Translate service as an app for the Apple Watch and Apple AirPods.