Bose has announced an upgrade to the QC 35 headphones that were launched last year. The Bose QC35 II comes will be the first headphone to offer seamless access to Google Assistant and also comes with settings to control the noise around you.
The Bose QC35 II carry all the performance and features of the original QC35 and offer up to 20 hours of battery life, the company claims. The audio volume, and the multi-function button for incoming calls and accessing Siri controls remain on the right earcup like the first generation headphones.
Bose and Google worked together on the exclusive experience in the QC35 II, making it the first integration of Google Assistant in a headphone.
A new Action Button is added on the left earcup to connect to your Google Assistant – without having to grab your phone, unlock it, and find the app. Press and hold the Action Button, and just start talking, and your Assistant will help you manage your music and get things done – like play a playlist or a favourite song by a favourite artist, and add appointments to your Google calendar.
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 it can answer questions and find information – so you can check a score, the latest headlines, whether your flight is on time, what movies are playing downtown – and more.
Like its predecessor, the QC35 II’s noise cancellation is fully activated when the headphone is on, but 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 earcup when you want, and switch back to your Google Assistant when you want.
Bose QC35 II Pricing, Colors and Availability
The QC35 II noise cancelling headphones will be available starting today in black and silver, priced at INR 29,363. 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. The QC35 II noise cancelling headphones will be sold at Bose retail stores, Boseindia.com and authorised Bose dealers.