Bose is adding multipoint pairing to its latest earbuds


Bose is updating its two most recent pairs of earbuds, the QuietComfort Ultra Earbuds and the Ultra Open Earbuds, to add support for multipoint Bluetooth. A new software update rolling out to both products will enable them to pair with two devices at the same time for easier multitasking.

The update, which will take a couple weeks to reach all customers, also includes a few bug fixes that are specific to Bose’s rather unique Ultra Open Earbuds. Among them are optimizations to voice pickup, overall connectivity, and a few other improvements.

Multipoint has become a fairly common feature for premium wireless earbuds (AirPods notwithstanding), so I noted its absence as a downside in the reviews of both earbuds. Now the QC Ultra Earbuds and Ultra Open Earbuds are a little more worthy of their respective high-end prices. The former still deliver best-in-class active noise cancellation that outshines pretty much all competitors.

The clip-on Ultra Open Earbuds were more of an unconventional gamble for Bose, but I can report that the company has some interesting features in the pipeline for that product — including a very novel way of incorporating the Ultra Opens into a Bose home theater system. You’ll be hearing more about that in the months to come. For now, Bose has delivered on its promise to bring multipoint to both products.



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