Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Review date: 10/23/2019
When it comes to pricey, high-end, wireless noise-cancelling headphones, Bose sets the standard. Worn by athletes, celebrities, and that guy next to you on the plane everywhere, these headphones do it all. They shut out the loud-talker on the bus, play music that sounds great, touch your ear to find Alexa or Google Assistant at your service, make voice calls, and tell the world you're doing well enough to afford a $400 pair of headphones. There's just one hitch, Bose was accused last year of spying--maybe even illegally wiretapping--users.
What could happen if something goes wrong
It's possible Bose could scoop up your information when you use these headphones and share it with others without your knowledge or consent. Bose currently is fighting a class action lawsuit for doing just that. Also, if you choose to use Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant with these headphones, know too that Google and Amazon are also tracking your data.
Can it snoop on me?
What is required to sign up?
Third party account
What data does it collect?
How does it use this data?
How can you control your data?
What is the company’s known track record for protecting users’ data?
Can this product be used offline?
User friendly privacy information?
Links to privacy information
Does this product meet our Minimum Security Standards?
Uses encryption for the Bluetooth.
The device pairs securely via Bluetooth, which does not require a password.
Does it get regular software/firmware updates?
Is there a system in place for managing security vulnerabilities?