Properly wireless earbuds are all the rage these days, with Samsung, Apple, and other big name companies releasing their own totally-wire-free audio pods. Google said to hell with that, and released a pair of earbuds with a wire attached - for reasons they haven't fully revealed.
Well that wire is for more than just making sure you don't lose them. So don't be that moron that cuts it.
There are few things as powerful as human stupidity, and Google clearly anticipated that some people might cut the cord to see what happens. That's why a support page warns people to not do that, as spotted by Android Police. Or at least it did, the page seems to have been updated now for some reason.
That's what it said, and while the warning has vanished for some reason, the point still stands. Shockingly that wire is there for a reason, and it's not just a wacky design from Google's engineers.
So don't go and ruin your £159 earbuds by being a a giant idiot. If you want properly wireless earbuds, you've got plenty of options available to you. If you want Google Translate (or something similar) you're a bit more limited, and a single wire is a small price to pay for such a useful feature. [Android Police via TechRadar]