What you need to know
- Microsoft appears to be gearing up to launch Surface Headphones in black.
- A new leaked promotional video shows off the black headphones in all their glory.
- Surface Headphones were curiously absent from the fall Surface event, but we did get a look at Microsoft's new Surface Earbuds.
Of all the new Surface devices present at Microsoft's fall showcase, the Surface Headphones were curiously absent. However, Microsoft appears to be nearly ready for a small, but cool update for its first venture into Surface audio accessories.
Avid Microsoft leaker WalkingCat posted a leaked ad to Twitter that shows Surface Headphones in a new black color in action. Check it out below:
The black color certainly looks pretty sleek, and it will likely appeal to anyone who was turned off by the signature Surface grey that covered the headphoens at launch. This looks to be a cosmetic update only, with Microsoft's touch controls and noise cancellation present.
While we didn't get a look at any new Surface headphones at Microsoft's fall event, the company did announce its new Surface Earbuds, which look a little awkward, but sport some impressive gesture controls.
Hearing is believing
High-quality audio, Surface design
The Surface Headphones bring outstanding sound to your PC or smartphone with some intelligent features that separate them from the competition. While they fall short on noise cancellation, they're still excellent.
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What, is this going to be like the Elite Controller, where people clamored for an improved product because the first-gen had clear weak points to work on, and Microsoft responds by sneaking a new color out the door and hoping you don't notice it's the same product? I suppose it could also be called the "AirPods 2 Plan."
Still waiting for the black Surface Book. I put a Dbrand skin on my work computer for now.
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