Bose QuietComfort 35 II to feature Google Assistant support
Google Assistant is a virtual assistant that can be already used with many Android handsets and Google Home smart speakers, but third-party such devices like the JBL Link or the Sony LG-S50G are also expected to support it. Obviously, headphones with Google Assistant onboard are also in the cards and Bose's second-generation QuietComfort 35 headset is such an accessory.
Last week, 9to5Google confirmed in an exclusive article that the Bose QuietComfort 35 II will be one of the first third-party accessories from the headphones category to feature support for Google Assistant. This confirmation does not come directly from sources familiar with Bose, but thanks to Bose documentation that the tech website mentioned above managed to take a look at.
Not long after 9to5Google's exclusive article surfaced online, a Reddit user shared a few images of what seems to be the retail package of the Bose QuietComfort 35 II. Strange enough, he also added that he spotted the product on a local selling app a few weeks ago and his shared images were removed by the mods back then. Even more, a YouTube video that revealed the QuietComfort 35 II with Google Assistant was also removed this week, so the official announcement should be around the corner.
The original Bose QuietComfort 35 arrived back in 2016 use Bluetooth connectivity, feature noise canceling technology, and provide up to 20 hours of autonomy on a single charge. The package of the next generation also reveals an "action button" on the left cup that no other Bose headphones feature at this time. This is most likely a button related to Google Assistant. It also reveals that, next to Android-driven handsets, this accessory works with Apple devices as well.
The price tag of the QuietComfort 35 in the US is US$329.95 at this time, down from a regular price of US$349.95. The official video below shows the highlights of the original QuietComfort 35 wireless headphones, most of which should be inherited by the QuietComfort 35 II. Insiders familiar with the matter claim that the new generation will retail for a similar price, but we should take this info with a grain of salt for the time being. We will get back to it as soon as it becomes official, so stay tuned.