American audio maker Bose has launched QC 35 II headphones in India that comes with Google Assistant and noise control settings.
The QC35 II noise-canceling headphones have all the performance and features of the original QC35. Similar to QC 35, the same controls including volume, multi-function button for incoming calls and accessing Siri – remain on the right ear cup. The company has now added a new “Action Button” on the left ear cup to connect to your Google Assistant – without having to grab your phone, unlock it, and find the app.
Bose and Google worked together on the exclusive experience in the QC35 II, making it the first integration of Google Assistant in a headphone.
Here is how the Google Assistant works.
Press and hold the Action Button, and the Assistant is ready to help -- no waiting, looking, swiping, or typing. Just start talking, and your Assistant will help you manage your music and get things done – like play a playlist or a favourite song. It can help you stay connected -- from simple things like making a call, to notifying you about incoming messages, events and reminders, and reading them back to you, and can add appointments to your Google calendar.
The QC35 II’s Action Button will access Google Assistant in the markets where Google Assistant is available; in other markets, the Action Button will control noise settings only.
Users can also check a score, latest headlines, flight status and what movies are playing.
Like its predecessor, the QC35 II’s noise cancellation is fully activated when the headphone is on. The Bose Connect App now lets you choose to keep it on (high), turn it down (low), or disable it completely (off). The Connect App also lets you change the Action Button’s functionality, so you can control the noise settings from the ear cup when you want, and switch back to your Google Assistant.
Priced at Rs 29,363, the QC35 II noise cancelling headphones are available in black and silver at Bose retail stores, Boseindia.com and authorised Bose dealers.