Thanks for the great ideas! We can definitely send in a feature request to our development team for you.
Tony A - Community Support
Those are some very good ideas! I own the QC35 II and they are very comfortable. I like your ideas about the noise cancellation but I don't think the touchpad on the side would be useful. I think one of the main reasons the QC35 II was so popular was because of its lighter weight. I think adding a touchpad would make it heavier. I also think if you look at the headphones from a design standpoint, the touch controls would make the headphones look less stylish. The series II also provide voice controls with both Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa so I don't think touch controls would be useful either. The headphones also last 20 to 22 hours and 15 minutes of charging time would give you two hours of battery life so I don't think a bigger battery would be necessary. I do however like your idea of the ability to control the noise canceling feature even more.
First, I think keeping the qualities Bose is loved for is most important, such as light weight and quality ANC.
Personally not a huge fan of touch controls or motion sensing, would prefer the tactile satisfaction of pushing a button in any scenerio.
What would be cool would be increased bass response (as a lover of hip-hop and electronic I've found the WH1000XM3 blow the QC35s out of the water in this arena) as well as a USB-C and/or Lightning cable option.
Would be nice of Bose had a direct line with Apple. Like, if they plan to keep Lightning around, please make a Lightning terminated cable for all us iPhone users (there must be a decent number of us to make it worth while?!) and if Apple is planning on dropping Lightning then yes, at least an USB-C option.