Microsoft at a hardware event in New York including new Surface Laptop 3, Surface Pro 7 2-in-1, Surface Pro X 2-in-1, Surface Neo, and accessories. There were rumours on the development of Surface Earbuds earlier this year and today Microsoft has officially unveiled the new Surface Earbuds true wireless earbuds.
Microsoft Surface Earbuds features a secure design with intuitive touch and voice controls for music, calls and more. There are four individual
anchor points lock the earbuds securely into place once they are positioned in your ears. The touch surface supports gesture like touch, tap, swipe
and voice control music, calls and more. You can swipe up or down to change volume, swipe back or forward to change tracks, double-tap to pause music and make calls, or touch and hold to activate your personal digital assistant.
It features a 13.6mm driver with a frequency response of 20 –20 kHz, dual microphones per earbud, and supports SBC and aptX audio codecs. The best part about this earbuds is the seamless integration with Office 365. You can simply touch and hold on either earbud to manage your Outlook calendar, listen and reply to an email, capture to-do’s, and also get assistance from Cortana3 or your preferred digital assistant. You can also use live captions and subtitles on-screen in Powerpoint including translation into one of 60+ languages and swipe to advance slides and talk. The Earbuds are also IPX4 rated.
Microsoft Surface Earbuds specifications
- Dimensions: 25 x 19mm (each earbud); Weight: 7.2g (each earbud)
- 13.6mm driver
- 20 –20 kHz frequency response
- Two microphones per earbud
- Touch, tap, swipe, voice controls
- Integration with Office 365
- Up to 24 hours battery with included charging case; USB Type-C charging port
- Compatibility: Windows 10, Android 4.4, iPhone 5, iOS9, Bluetooth 4.1/4.2
- Colour: Glacier
Pricing and Availability
Microsoft Surface Earbuds is priced at US$ 249 (Rs. 17,730 approx.) and will be available later this year.