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(Pocket-lint) - LG has announced a new pair of neckbuds ahead of the IFA trade show in Berlin, Germany - and these ones come with a dedicated button that activates Google Assistant allowing you to issue voice commands. 

Similar to the LG G7 smartphone, the new Tone Platinum SE neckbuds have a button that you can tap to awaken Google Assistant without having to say the “OK Google” phrase. LG said this also allows for real-time translation, because with a press of the button you can also invoke the Google Translate service - again without "OK Google" - and therefore you can communicate in another language more naturally.

LG is introducing another model, the Tone Ultra SE, which also has a dedicated button for Assistant, as well an external mono speaker in addition to earbuds, giving you the option to listen to audio without the earbuds in your ears. There's no pricing or release date information available for these new LG Tone products yet, but the company plans to exhibit them at the IFA 2018 show in Berlin early next month.

For more about IFA 2018 and what to expect from the show, see Pocket-lint's in-depth round-up here.

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Writing by Maggie Tillman.