Two weeks after starting my cheap Pixel 2 earbud search, I finally
have a working pair — but they cost almost twice the amount I
wanted to spend, and don’t feel very premium. If I lose or break
them, it’ll cost me almost $50 and another 10-day wait. The next
time I upgrade my phone, they may not be compatible. Even the
Apple Store sells $29 Lightning EarPods. Google needs to do a lot
better by its Pixel owners than a single $149 USB-C option. Even
better, just give us back the damn headphone jack.
Apple does better than selling $29 Lightning earbuds — they include a pair in the box with every iPhone. It’s embarrassing that Google doesn’t include a pair of USB-C earbuds with the Pixels.