Jabra’s New Elite 85h Noise-Cancelling Headphones Have Alexa And Assistant Built-In

Your Assistant-powered hardware is a hot commodity; people much prefer “smart” to “dumb” when it comes to speakers and headphones recently. So Jabra’s new Elite 85h headphones — which combine Alexa, Siri, and Google Assistant support together with all the other accouterments you expect in a pair of noise-canceling headphones — should end up being pretty popular, assuming they sound good.

We even managed to confirm with a Jabra representative that the Assistant functionality is built-in, and not the typical external shortcut, though there is one twist: we’re told the standard “OK Google” hotword is replaced by saying “Assistant” when it is enabled. At least you can access it hands-free, though.

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