After numerous leaks, Bose has officially unveiled the QuietComfort II with the Google Assistant built-in.
Bose QuietComfort 35 II
The QC35 II has the same performance and features at the original QC35 from last year. So you can expect the Bose’s industry-defining noise cancellation, audio performance and up to 20 hours of battery life.
The media controls are still the same on the right ear cup but there is a new action button on the left ear cup. This button will allow you to access the Google Assistant without reaching for your phone.
It’s important to note that the Google Assistant feature relies heavily on your Android phone or iPhone for most of the heavy lifting and network connection. So you won’t be able to use the Google Assistant feature independently from your phone.
From within the Bose Connect app, you can also change the Action button’s functionality so then you can control the amount of noise cancellation from high, low or off.
The Bose QuietComfort II is available starting today for $449 CAD ($349 USD) in Canada, US, Australia, Germany, France and the UK. They’ll be available in two colours, black and silver.
Bose SoundSport Free
Bose also announced its first truly wireless earbuds with the SoundSport Free. The earbuds last about 5 hours on a charge and can work up to 30ft from your device. They’re rated at IPX4 water and sweat resistant.
The earbuds’ charging case provides two additional charges for up to 10 hours of addition listening time. With the Bose Connect app, there’s a “Find My Buds” feature, so you can easily find your earbuds in case you misplace them.
By holding down the button on the right earbud, you can access your phone’s digital assistant like the Google Assistant or Siri.
The SoundSport Free are now available for pre-order now for $329 CAD ($249 USD). They will be available in two colours, Triple Black (available in early October) and Midnight Blue with Yellow Citron (later this year).