It was reported recently that Bose might launch a pair of new headphones that are optimized for Google Assistant. Even Google is expected to be working on its own pair of Assistant-optimized headphones. Bose has launched the QuietComfort 35 II headphones today and they ship with Google Assistant, the company’s artificial intelligence-powered smart assistant.
The QuietComfort 35 II headphones promise all of the performance and features of the original QC35 headphones. Users are promised the same noise cancellation, audio performance, and a battery life of up to 20 hours. The controls are also on the right earcup while there’s a new Action button on the left earcup for Google Assistant.
Once the headphones are paired with an Android device or an iPhone, QC35 II headphone users will get all of the same Assistant features that they can get through Google Home or the Google app. They can interact with it by pressing down and holding the dedicated button to speak to Assistant.
Assistant can playback incoming messages, calendar events, and more right from the headphones. It enables users to listen to music, news, and more while they’re on the move. They can even make a call right from the headphones.
Google Assistant will only be available on the Bose QuietComfort 35 II in the United States, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, and the United Kingdom initially. Priced at $349, they’re available for purchase starting today.