It seems like phones, watches and speakers are the only things Google wants to add the Assistant to.
According to 9to5Google (who managed to obtain some internal Bose documentation), Bose’s upcoming QuietComfort 35 II headphones are said to have the Google Assistant built-in. The upcoming headphones will have a dedicated button to activate the Assistant.
Once the “Action button” is pressed, it will allow the user to give a command and hear their phone’s notifications. The new headphones will have “adjustable noise cancellation”, a “noise-rejecting dual microphone” along with up to 20 hours of battery life and weighs only 161g (5.7oz).
In the box, you’ll get the headphones, a carrying case, a USB cable and a 3.5mm headphone cable.
There are even leaked photos (courtesy of blacmac on reddit) of the device’s retail box along with the “Google Assistant built-in” logo shown.
And a promo video got leaked out too.
Back in April, Google released their Google Assistant SDK to allow developers to run the Assistant on their hardware prototypes. But now it looks like Google will also be partnering with companies such as Bose to put the Assistant in their devices.
Update – September 18th, 2017: 9to5Google reports that the release date for the QuietComfort 35 II is set for Friday, September 22nd for $349 USD after writer, Ben Schoon took a trip to his local Best Buy.
Update – September 21st, 2017: The Bose QuietComfort 35 II are now official.