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Gadget Reviewed: Bose QC 35 II Come With Google Assistant
Bose Headphones QC 35 II, Headphones optimized for the Google Assistant
After a number of rumors and speculations concerning Bose’s QC 35 II and its “special feature”. Bose has finally cleared the air concerning its latest gadget.
The newest gadget to hit the market is the Bose QC 35 II. The QC 35 II marks the brand’s first collaboration with google. What makes this new Bose QC 35 II gadget even more special is the new feature they come with. Bose has collaborated with google to create the new google assistant feature. Besides the series’ noise cancellation feature, these new headphones come with the additional assistant spec that can be used along with your respective phone, be it android or IOS.
The assistant- feature on this gadget comes in the form of a button that can be found on the headphones. Bose requires you to download an app on your phone to use the assistant feature of the headphones. The headphones can be connected to any smart phone using Bluetooth connectivity. The assistant button on the gadget can be located on the right ear cup.
The assistant button can be activated by holding down on it for a couple seconds. You can issue commands by holding down on the assistant button and speaking into the headphones. Bose has said that the assistant feature works with incredible accuracy, that means that it will understand commands with ease. Once activated the assistant can be used to read messages, play your songs, read news feeds and even call people.
The assistant feature however can be used only with a smartphone that is it relies heavily on a smartphone for all its processing.
With the assistant button you can also adjust the noise cancellation settings, you can reduce it, increase it and even remove it completely depending on your need for the moment. The headphones come with a twenty hour battery life.
The headphones rely heavily on Bluetooth connectivity to work. Bose’s QC 35 II headphones do not come with WIFI connectivity.
Tomer Amarillio, Google’s assistant said in a blog post recently that the Bose QC 35 II marks the beginning of Bose and Google brands collaboration. This means that we will get to see further headphones series optimized with the assistant feature in the future.
These new Bose QC 35 II headphones are all set to offer stiff competition to brands such as Apple ad Amazon.
Aside from the new assistant feature, the QC 35 II is pretty much the same compared to its predecessors. It comes with the same sound quality, same noise cancellation feature and even the same battery life (20 hours).
These new Bose QC 35 II headphones come at a steep cost of $350 just as its predecessors. Right now these headphones are available only in select markets. It has been released in the UK, Australia, Canada, Germany and France.
Bose’s new QC 35II is now setting precedent for other brands with this new command feature it has introduced alongside Google. So can we see more brands offering headphones with a voice command feature in the near future? We will have to wait and watch.