A few days after image leaks of its retail packaging hit the internet, Bose has now officially announced its new QuietComfort 35 II wireless headphones. These are the first headphones that have support for the Google Assistant digital companion and are priced at $349.95.
Adding Google Assistant support to the QuietComfort 35 II allows owners of these Bose headphones to use their voice to order the headphones to play music, recite text messages from the owner’s phone, and get answers to questions. Activating Google Assistant is handled by pressing and holding on the headphones’ Action button. Even if you don’t use Google Assistant, the same button can still be used to adjust the level of the headphones’ noise cancelling levels.
The Bose QuietComfort 35 II come in black and silver colors and are made in part of glass-filled nylon and stainless steel, in order to give them more ruggedness in case you need to take them outdoors. The ear cushions are made from a synthetic protein leather for extra comfort. The battery life is supposed to last up to 20 hours, and it supports fast charging that gives owners up to 2.5 hours of use after just 15 minutes of charging.
This is not the first such product we will see with Google’s digital helper. We will soon find Google Assistant support has been added to a number of upcoming third-party smart speakers in the coming weeks and months, and we will also see it added to smart appliances from LG in the future as well.