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JBL Everest headphones, earbuds have Google Assistant built

Everest wireless headphones.    
   Image JBL Everest wireless headphones. Image JBL
Sherri Watson | 10 January, 2018, 21:09

Wholly-owned Samsung Electronics subsidiary Harman International seems intent on seizing the CES 2018 spotlight with the sheer number of new audio products unveiled in Las Vegas ahead of U.S. commercial rollouts aimed at literally every budget. The standard Google Assistant voice controls are in full effect here, so if you prefer Google's digital assistant over the alternative options out there, the JBL Everest headphones might be worth a look. Having said that, Harman and JBL had plenty to announce at CES, Harman announced its autonomous concept vehicle, new audio platform, and its next-gen ignite platform for Auto Makers. These are the JBL Everest 310GA on-ear headphones, JBL Everest 710GA around-ear headphones, and the JBL Everest 110GA in-ear headphones. It will be available in Gunmetal Silver and Mountain Silver, and the battery life should last you about 25 hours.

All three headphones will be available this spring online and in select retailers. The $199 310GA, a pair of on-ear headphones, have a 20-hour battery life and also ship with a carrying case.

The best part about these headphones is that it will feature curved headbands, which will provide you the best comfort levels. So, we can expect such more new smart headphones in future as like the smart speakers.

Using Google Assistant users can use voice commands to control their music, listen to notifications, access their agenda and control anything that is connected to their Google Assistant account. They all use Bluetooth 4.1 with a sensor in the ear cup to activate Google Assistant.

In other JBL news, the Samsung/Harman Kardon subsidiary refreshed its Bluetooth speaker range with the GO 2 portable waterproof speaker, Clip 3 clip-on speaker Xtreme 2 rugged speaker. We aren't sure about the prices as of now. United Kingdom pricing is TBC but we expect about £219 and £79.