It’s Pixel 2 day! Today is the day that Telstra and JB Hifi are allowed to sell the Pixel 2 handsets and it looks like you get a bundle if you buy at retail.
Whereas Google is asking customers purchasing a Pixel 2 from the Google Store to claim a Google Home Mini via redemption, customers purchasing a Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL from JB HiFi or Telstra will receive their Google Home Mini (in Chalk colour) in a bundle. The bundle also includes a pair of AIAIAI earphones.
Unfortunately we weren’t able to get a look at the AIAIAI earphones, but they are the ‘Pipes’ earphones which aren’t even listed on the ‘Made for Google’ AIAIAI mini-site. They also aren’t, as you’d expect, USB-C type headphones but 3.5mm. The AIAIAI Pipes have a 9mm in-ear driver and a single button in-line control for music and calls – not bad for a freebie. These will of course plug into the included USB-C to 3.5mm adapter that comes with the Pixel 2.
It seems that quite a few people are picking up their Pixel 2 bundles from JB Hifi and Telstra today, so let us know if you have and what you think.