Even though Microsoft has announced three new computing products today in the form of Surface Pro 6, Surface Laptop 2, and Surface Studio 2, they are generally involved specs upgrade. Nevertheless, the company did announce an all-new Surface product at its media event earlier today although it didn’t come in the form of a PC.
Instead, the new product is actually an audio peripheral which the company called as the Surface Headphones. Said to be in development for the past three years, it is a premium-level product just like the rest of devices and accessories within the Surface family.
One of the key features from the new Surface Headphones is its 13-level noise canceling function. The level can be adjusted using the dial located on the left ear cup of the headphones while there is also another dial on the right ear cup which can be used to control their volume level.
Not only that, users can also control their music and calls by tapping on the touch-enabled areas of the ear cups. The Surface Headphones will also automatically pause users’ music once they take them off and then resume the playback when users wear the headphone back again.
The wireless headphones are also equipped with a pair of 40mm drivers alongside four beamforming microphones as well as an always-on support for Cortana. According to Microsoft, the Surface Headphones has enough battery to last up to 15 hours and also come with fast charging capability which allows them to deliver almost an hour of music playback with just 5 minutes of charging.
As opposed to Surface Pro 6 and Surface Laptop 2, the Surface Headphones don’t come in black though and only available in Light Grey colorway. While there is still no exact release date for them just yet, the headphones can be obtained for USD 349 (about RM 1445) later this year.