Google Assistant is no stranger to headphones, and we're likely to see quite a few more companies offering their own headphones with Google's digital assistant built-in. JBL a known headphone maker, one of Harman's audio brand has announced 3 new headphones powered with Google Assistant.
Setting up Google Assistant support is easy enough. Put them together as JBL has with its Everest wireless in-ear and over-ear cans and the result could be purest tech gold. You can access these features by touching over the sensors on the headphones ear cups.
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The digital assistant will help you change the volume of what you're listening to, check your schedule, or start playing a certain playlist. "Having Google Assistant on JBL Everest GA headphones means you can stay connected to more of what matters to you, whether that's enjoying music, getting information about the world around you or managing your daily tasks - just by using your voice". The first is the Everest 110GA, which has an in-ear design and is priced at $99.95. At $199.95, colors include Gunmetal, Mountain Silver, Copper Brown, and Rocky Purple.
The around-ear headphones will be available in Mountain Silver and Gunmetal colors; both feature memory foam for a better fit.
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Finally, the over-the-ear design is the Event 710GA, which is priced at $249.95.
The three pairs of voice-controlled around-ear, on-ear and in-ear headphones are coming to "select retailers" sometime in the spring, featuring among others the "legendary" JBL Pro Audio Sound technology and anywhere between 8 and 25 hours of battery life.
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