Google has a new pair of Bluetooth (wireless) headphones coming and we’ve got the full specs for you well ahead of release. While we don’t expect these headphones to be mind-blowing by any means, it’s interesting to see how Google has more than one way of revealing or choosing not to reveal products in early testing. In this case, it would seem like Google didn’t make quite as big an effort to conceal what they’re about to release due to the relative small amount of market-wide impact they’re going to have.
If these were Nexus or Pixel-branded headphones, you could bet your biffy they’d be hidden better than this. As it stands, these Google-branded Bluetooth headphones are likely headed to the Google Brand store and not a whole lot of other places. In other words, they’re not exactly gunning for their own special press event.
Model number GID5B Google Bluetooth and ANC Headphones include a micro-USB charging cable, AUX cable (standard headphone jack size), a carrying pouch, and a quick start guide in the box with the headphones themselves. These headphones have an array of buttons and switches, including the following:
• Power Button
• ANC Button
• ANC Indicator Light
• Bluetooth Indicator Light
• 3.5mm Audio Jack
• MFB Multi-Function Button
• Volume Rocker / Next and Previous Track
• Micro-USB Charging Port
• Charging Indicator Light
ANC stands for Active Noise Control – also known as noise cancellation. As it is with most ANC headphones, a microphone in these headphones pick up ambient noise while a noise-cancelling wave is played 180-degrees out of phase with ambient noise picked up. The microphone in this pair of headphones also allows the user to make and take calls from their smartphone.
Above you’ll see specifications of this pair of headphones as indicated by a user manual. Per Dave Zatz, these headphones can be found listed with the FCC this week. It’s likely they’ll appear at the Google Store at Google headquarters – and wherever Google-branded memorabilia is sold – sooner than later.
Also these headphones include how-to images in their user manual which use images of the iPad, iPhone, and iPod as examples. Either these headphones are fully general-audience, or they’re suggesting that only Apple device users would need a guide to understand how to plug in a cord. OR they might be poking fun at the fact that the iPhone 7 does not have a standard headphone jack. Probably the first possibility is the most likely, but we can dream!