Already ordered, or thinking of picking up the new Pixel 4? Unfortunately, it doesn’t include a USB-C to 3.5mm adapter or any earbuds, and Google’s wireless earbuds won’t be available until sometime next year. So what should you do for audio on your Pixel 4?
This is the first time that Google will not ship a phone with a hands-free option. That means no USB-C to 3.5mm adapter, no earbuds, nothing. Are you ready?
If you use public transportation, fly, or walk anywhere, you already know that your trip can feel unbearable without your favorite music, shows, and games.
You can absolutely use your Bluetooth wireless options with Pixel 4, however Bluetooth comes at the expense of audio delay and sound quality issues, which is not ideal for music, movies, or games. Some headsets, like the Arctis 9 and Arctis Pro Wireless do offer simultaneous Bluetooth for convenience.
The Arctis 1 Wireless and Arctis 1 Wireless for Xbox are fully compatible with the Pixel 4 via USB-C wireless, so fills the gap left by Google's decision not to include audio options with the Pixel 4. Simply plug in the Arctis 1 Wireless dongle to the Pixel 4 via USB-C, and enjoy high-quality wireless lag-free audio. No pairing required!
Armed with the high-performance speaker drivers as the award winning Arctis 7, SteelSeries Arctis 1 wireless headphones offer the durability you need for taking it everywhere.
It even has a detachable mic if you need to take a call or chat on Discord. You can adjust volume, mute the microphone, and play/pause your media with convenient on-headset controls.
Not just for Pixel 4
Slap that same dongle in your docked or undocked Nintendo Switch, or even use it with your PS4 and PC, so you can go wireless on virtually everything using the same headset.
Arctis 1 Wireless is the answer to Google's decision not to ship any earbuds or USB-C to 3.5mm adapters with the Pixel 4.
There's also the Arctis 1 Wireless for Xbox if you're looking to extend the wireless party to Xbox One and Xbox Series X.
Twenty U.S. states, D.C., Puerto Rico, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands prohibit all drivers from using hand-held cellphones while driving. Be safe out there!
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