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Sony announces new wireless earbuds and Google assistant support for previous models

Google’s Pixel buds started the trend of earbuds which now brings a tightly coupled Google Assistant experience, and at CES 2018, Sony has brought it take on the same. The new Sony ear-buds comes with built-in Google Voice Assistant and high-profile noise cancellation technology.

There are in total two new wireless models, the WF-SP700N and the WI-SP600N, both of them, support the IPX-64 splash proofing coating, which is acceptable for mild sports usage, but is not entirely sports focused, like some of its rivals on the market. Along with that, you also get Active noise cancellation facility.

Sony Earbuds
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They have a bold curvey design and comes in various flashy colors, almost more than three colors. However, early reports suggest that they are quite bulky and similar to its predecessor that’s the WF-1000X. Now coming back towards the native Google assistant support, Sony also announced that it is planning to bring the Voice assistant support for it’s previously released, ear-bud models.

Following are the ear-buds that Sony plans to enhance with Google Voice assistant:
  • WF-1000X
  •  WI-1000X
  •  WH-1000XM2
  • WH-CH700N
  • H.ear on 2 WH-H900N

All of these headphones mentioned above/ear-buds were launched last year and are up for the latest voice assistant upgrade. However, the Japanese tech giant didn’t release any timelines on when the Google Voice assistant integration could begin. Moreover, this will make them ready for the next 2 or 3 odd years as with the new AI integration; you’ll be able to listen to all your notifications, messages, make calls and also ask whatever you want to.

This sounds very familiar to Motorola’s Moto Hint Bluetooth ear-buds launched back in 2015, and it is good to see Sony incorporating advance voice functions with Google assistant, now in the picture.


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