Bose’s QuietComfort 35 II ($350, £330, AU$500) wireless noise-cancelling headphone looks, sounds and performs just likeexcept for one key feature: There’s a new “Action” button on the left ear cup that allows you to connect to your without having to touch your phone. And that makes the QC35 II — available in black or silver — the first headphone to integrate Google Assistant.
Similar to Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant, Google Assistant is available for Android and iOS devices. Instead of talking to your phone to access Google Assistant (you have to download the free app), you just press and hold the Action button on the QC35 II and issue commands such as “Tell me the latest news,” “call Mom” and “What are some good Indian restaurants nearby?” You can also use your voice to control your music playback and compatible smart devices in your home.
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