As of this writing, at least one lucky Google Pixel Buds Pro pre-orderee has already received their new devices

Although our review of the Pixel 6a should have been enough to pique your interest by now (if not, check it out over the weekend! ), as someone who wasn’t a member of the pre-order group, I’m crossing my fingers that the expedited delivery I paid for will make a difference (for the record, that difference is literally one day earlier than July 28). A consumer in France who placed an order for the Pixel Buds Pro appears to have received an accelerated delivery.

This morning, u/Linkakox, a user on the r/GooglePixel subreddit, reported that they had pre-ordered their new earphones from Fnac on July 21 and had received them far before of the official ship date of July 28. It turns on and pairs quickly with a Pixel 6 and the active noise cancellation works “quite well,” they add, despite the fact that the Pixel Buds app hasn’t been updated to accommodate the Pros yet. Transparency mode is also a plus.

A USB-C cable is not included in the box, which we already knew, but the charging case for the Pixel Buds Pro does charge wirelessly. The customer was able to take a phone conversation and listen to information on their PC at the same time, proving that multipoint capability works as expected.

Images comparing the Pixel Buds Pro were included with the claims. Second-generation Pixel Buds and A-series Pixel Buds featured an anchoring stem that is missing from the current design. As compared to their predecessors, Saindou sees the Pros as a less secure fit.

Some other commentators are asking him about the latency they’re dealing with and the codecs they’re using, which are unexpected because they’re not public yet. Furthermore, Saindou hasn’t tested the microphone’s quality yet.

If more information becomes available, we’ll be sure to bring you the latest.