Microsoft announces Audio Dock and Presenter+ to enhance your meeting experience
Microsoft just announced a pair of Teams Certified devices to improve your virtual or in-person meetings.
What you need to know
- Microsoft announced its Audio Dock and Presenter+ pieces of hardware today.
- The Microsoft Audio Dock is an all-in-one speaker that can connect a laptop to a pair of monitors and several accessories.
- The Microsoft Presenter+ is a remote that's certified for Microsoft Teams.
Microsoft took the wraps off its new Surface lineup today, but it also announced a group of accessories. The new Microsoft Audio Dock and Microsoft Presenter+ won't get the fanfare of their Surface relatives, but they could help people with a variety of setups. The Microsoft Audio Dock will sell for $249.99, and the Microsoft Presenter+ will cost $79.99.
The Microsoft Audio Dock is designed for meetings, music, and other forms of media. It's an all-in-one speakerphone that connects a laptop to up to two monitors and several accessories. It has an HDMI port, two USB-C ports, and a USB-A port. It supports power pass-through, so your laptop can stay all full power when you take it away from your desk.
The speaker has a status light to let you know if you're muted during a meeting. It also features Omnisonic speakers with a 15-watt woofer and 5-watt tweeters to deliver premium audio quality, according to Microsoft.
As you'd expect from a device made by Microsoft, the Audio Dock is Microsoft Teams Certified. It also has an integrated Teams button which can be used to virtually raise your hand.
Microsoft's Audio Dock blends together a speaker and a wired USB-C dock. Enjoy better audio fidelity watching movies, playing games, listening to music, or taking conference calls with the speaker and hide cable clutter with the integrated dock.
The Microsoft Presenter+ is a remote that can be used to control presentations during virtual or in-person meetings. The remote can navigate slides, direct audiences with a pointer, and control if a presenter is muted. It's also Microsoft Teams Certified, meaning it features a Teams button that can be used to raise your hand. A vibration motor within the remote can help keep you on track of your status, including if you're muted or have your hand up.
The Presenter+ supports a wireless range of up to 32 feet through Bluetooth and gets up to six days of battery life.
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