Bose unveils QuietComfort 35 II wireless headphones

Bose has finally unveiled that QuietComfort 35 II wireless headphones — simply called QC35 II — which is basically the same as the last model but with Google’s digital voice-enabled assistant baked in. Bose says it’s the first headphones from its product line to have Google Assistant. The pair of cans will retail for $350, which is the same price as a regular, non-Google Assistant model. The new headphones aren’t that different from the previous version, except that it now has a dedicated “Action” button that triggers Google Assistant. Setting it up is fairly easy. Users just have to pair it with an Android phone running at least Marshmallow or an iPhone and then follow some instructions built into the Google Assistant app.
Once everything is set up, users can launch Google Assistant by pressing down on the Action button. Google says it can perform most things Assistant can do on a smartphone — read messages, dictate calendar events, and even place calls.
It can also deliver the most recent hot topics just by saying “play the news.” It pulls news items from CNBC, CNN, NPR and a bunch of other publications as well. Of course, Assistant can also be used to control the music, skip tracks, and switch playlists.
Interestingly, Google says Assistant will be better over time the more it’s used, so there’s probably some sort of machine learning the company implemented on the headphones to adjust to the user’s musical tastes and preferences.