As spotted by Liliputing, something odd just showed up over at the FCC: a pair of Google-branded, over-ear, active noise-canceling headphones. They don't look like anything super special, outside of the trademark Google colors surrounding the power button on each ear. Oh, and a letter from Google Inc to the FCC certifying the wireless hardware is within specifications.
The headphones, model number "GID5B," have a built-in microphone for answering calls, charge over Micro USB, and include a traditional audio cable for tethered listening. But the manual doesn't mention Google or a catchier brand name.
There are a few possible explanations for these headphones existing:
1. These are swag for an upcoming Google I/O event….