Although there is a problem, the free Bose QC45 headphones with Pixel 6 pre-orders are there

Although there is a problem, the free Bose QC45 headphones with Pixel 6 pre-orders are there

The good news? Google isn’t leaving anyone high and dry, as it explains in a note on its German website:

Worth of £350, Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro pre-orders briefly came with a free pair of Bose Noise Cancelling 700 headphones, in the UK. Only to begin the very se deal, offering to European buyers, Google pulled the generous deal after a week or something like that. The deal has hit the buffers and it is the bad news (at least in Germany). According to 9to5Google, the stock of Bose 700 headphones are empty and the tech giant can’t get hold of any more.


  • Bose’s QuietComfort 45 might be a bit of a step down from the company’s flagship 700 headphones but they’re Bose’s latest cans and boast a travel-friendly folding design. We rated them a healthy four stars at £350. When you consider that Google is throwing in a €75 gift voucher, it seems that German Pixel buyers have struck it lucky.

  • “Due to their high popularity, the Bose Noise Canceling Headphones 700 (worth €399.95) are currently not available… [They are] being replaced by an incredible limited-edition bundle that includes a pair of the latest Bose QuietComfort 45 headphones in black valued at €349.95 and includes a Google Store voucher worth €75! A total gift value of €424.95!”

Kicking yourself for not taking advantage of Google’s recent largesse? We’ve some good news. Firstly, we’ve listed today’s best Black Friday Bose QuietComfort 45 deals here, so you could bag a pair at a discount. Secondly, Google’s Black Friday deals go live tomorrow, 18th November. You can sign up to receive the latest the deals on the Google Store website.

What Google hasn’t said is when the Bose 700 headphones ran out. Or how many European buyers will unexpectedly receive a free pair of QC45, bundled with a €75 gift card. Or whether buyers in, say, France will be offered the same Bose QC45 package in lieu of the sold-out Bose 700.

With any luck, Google might restart its free headphones deal in the UK.