Google and Bose unveil headphones “optimized for Google Assistant”

Bose is launching the first headphones with built-in support for Google Assistant. As spotted in leaked pictures, the new Bose QuietComort 35 II noise-canceling headphones have a built-in action button that you can use to trigger Google Assistant. You do need to pair the headphones to a phone via Bluetooth though — so it’s not […]

Bose QuietComfort 35 II headphones with Google Assistant coming soon (leaks)

Google’s voice assistant service is already available on Android phones and smart speakers like Google Home, and it’s coming soon to third-party devices like the upcoming JBL Link and Sony LG-S50G smart speakers. But it also looks like Google Assistant is coming to headphones. One of the first sets with Google Assistant baked in will […]

Motorola launches Stream truly wireless earbuds for £80 ($104)

Wireless headphones have been around for a while, but now that smartphone makers are making a habit of launching phones that lack headphone jacks, I suspect they’ll become even more common. While wireless headsets come in a range of shapes and sizes, one of the latest trends is “truly wireless” models that don’t even have […]

Google-branded Bluetooth noise-canceling headphones hit the FCC

It looks like Google is getting ready to launch a set of Bluetooth on-ear headphones with active noise canceling features. A set of headphones with the model number GID5B passed through the FCC website today, and surprisingly there’s no confidentiality agreement, which means we can see the user manual and photos of these headphones, which […]

Fuse wireless earbuds fit inside a bracelet, necklace when you’re not using them

A number of companies have released “truly wireless” earbuds in the last year or so. The tiny earpieces connect to your phone via Bluetooth and stream music without wires… and that means there’s not even a wire connecting the left and right earbuds with one another. But there are a few potential down sides to […]

Qualcomm’s new Bluetooth audio chip features active noise cancellation

Some headphones can make a tight fit around (or in) your ears to help block out environmental sounds. But even better are headphones that use active noise cancelling technology to sample the sounds around you and adjust the audio to filter it out. That can let you hear more clearly on a plane, train, or other […]

Apple AirPod replacements cost $69 (per ear)

Apple’s AirPods are a set of completely wireless earbuds: place one in each ear, connect to your phone via Bluetooth and start listening to music (or podcasts, or whatever). But since there’s no cable connecting on AirPod earbud to the other, a lot of folks have wondered what happens if one falls out of your […]