Qualcomm is making it easy for manufacturers to include Amazon’s Alexa in their headphones

Qualcomm has announced the availability of a new reference design for headphones that include support for Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant. This gives manufacturers any easy starting point for producing their own Alexa headphones, which could spur a wave of new products in the near future. Qualcomm’s design uses their QCC5100-series Bluetooth audio chip and push button to activate Alexa. They boast noise cancellation and a long battery life. At the start of the year, Amazon released a new development kit that simplified the software side of adding Alexa to headphones, which resulted in the released of Alexa-enabled headphones such as the Bose QuietComfort 35 and Jabra Elite 65T. Qualcomm’s new smart headphone platform now simplifies the hardware side.

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  1. dirk says:

    allowing NSA to purchase your data

    wow

    nopes to a device that always is listening.

    How do you suppose it hears the trigger command? KGB wet dream

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