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Galleries // 2018 Spark:Fall Product // Google Pixel USB-C Earbuds

Google Pixel USB-C Earbuds

Winner - Gold

Competition: Spark:Fall Product
Designer: Google Hardware Design Team, Winner of AllSpark Award
Design Type: Earbuds
Company / Organization / School: Google LLC

Pixel USB-C earbuds are the perfect companion to the Pixel phone. They are comfortable to wear, deliver great sound and the built in remote gives you all the usual music controls, plus a long press activates the Google Assistant, letting you respond to a text, add to your shopping list or even start a conversation in up to 40 languages using Google Translate.


As Juror Thomas Illick said, “ Very clever use of the cord to create an adjustable element that helps hold the earbud in the ear. Simple and effective! The integration of Google Translate is also excellent. My Criteria: Personal Connection (translator) ; Suitability to Purpose (cord and translator) ; Elegance and Beauty (cord).”

Juror H. Hulett Jones noted: “I’m awarding Google USB-C earbuds for Suitability to Purpose, but I’d also add inventiveness and innovation, particularly in use of the cord loop for holding the ear buds in place.”