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Sony’s voice assistant earbuds will be released in the US on December 13th

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Sony’s launching its voice assistant earbuds in time for the holidays. The company announced its Xperia Ear wireless earbuds earlier this year with the intention of releasing them over the summer. That date got pushed back to November, and now, finally, the company says they’ll be out on December 13th. The earbuds will cost $199.99 and will be available through Amazon at first, and then later at Fry’s, ABT, B&H, and other retailers. They only come in black.

The earbuds connect to a wearer’s phone through Bluetooth and NFC and are controlled through a companion Android app. Their selling point, or at least why Sony thinks you’ll want these earbuds over any other wireless options, is the company’s built-in voice assistant. Wearers can send a text through voice, get news updates, and check their calendar. They can also gesture to accept or ignore phone calls. Now just get yourself a pair of high-waisted pants and you’re pretty much Joaquin Phoenix in Her.

HER promotional still (WARNER BROS.)