The regular hands-free headphones seem to be a thing of past. Bose revealed its new flagship, active noise-canceling headphones QC 35 II on Thursday, September 21st 2017. Bose worked together with Google to create a unique listening experience. Thanks to the implemented Google Assistant, the users can enjoy the top-notch quality of music while being accompanied by Google’s smart assistant.
Bose worked together with Google to create a unique listening experience. Thanks to the implemented Google Assistant, the users can enjoy the top-notch quality of music while being accompanied by Google’s smart assistant.
Bose QC 35 II will be the first headphones with the implemented technology of Google Assistant.
It was added to make it vastly easier for the users and perhaps, introduce an entirely new era and directions where the headphones will head in the future.
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Here is what we know so far about Quiet Comfort 35 II
Compared to its predecessor QC35, QC35 II didn’t meet any significant changes. Regarding configuration, these are completely same headphones that effortlessly connect via Bluetooth. Still, changes worth pointing include moderate upgrades such as adding the new Action button which is located on the right earcup.
Like expected, the Action button activates Google Assistant. Google assistant uses your voice commands and follows your orders, mainly focused on controlling your music. It can even recognize your favorite musicians and play the music by them, of course as long as those songs are located on your connected device.
If you thought that’s all the innovative Google Assistant can offer on QC35 II, you are incredibly wrong. Google Assistant will
- Support you in making calls,
- Alerting you about events and even
- Schedule your Dentist appointment to a dedicated Google Calendar.
- Furthermore, it can book you a flight,
- Check the result of match you couldn’t attend
- Even check in how many stations will the bus arrive.
To make the use of QC 35 II even more intuitive, Bose introduced a free app, which helps manage connected devices, adjust Google Assistant and much more.
How to Use Google Assistant in QC 35 II
Long-press on Action button enables you to communicate with the Assistant and provide it with commands necessary. If you don’t prefer to use Google Assistant, you can still get the best out of Action Button. It will help you optimize Noise-Cancellation for your needs, by choosing between low, mid, and high option.
Activate Acoustic Noise Cancelling
To activate the Acoustic Noise Cancelling technology, flip the switch and enjoy the mesmerizing audio output even when you are located in the noisy environment, whether it is street, bus, or plane. The technology lets you personalize yourself with your music.
The headphones will be available in retail for $349, just like the old QuietComfort model, it will be distributed in USA, Canada, Australia, Germany, France, and the U.K. Also, they are available in black and silver color with compatibility with either Android and iOS devices.
Google QC 35 II is the first product featured that is an outcome of Bose’s and Google’s collaboration. In the future, we are likely to see more models which unite noise-canceling and Google Assistant technology, especially from Bose’s line.
That being said, if you are interested in learning more about this technology, visit Google’s blog post which in-detail elaborates the power behind its assistant.
What do you think about the just-released Bose QC 35 II? Let us know in the comments.