What you need to know
- Microsoft announced the new Surface Earbuds at the October Surface event, costing $249.
- The new earbuds support gestures and a variety of Microsoft-focused features.
- The new Earbuds will work with the newly announced Microsoft Surface hardware.
Microsoft announced new earbuds to go up against Apple's AirPods. This new accessory offers up to 24 hours of battery life and should not only work with Microsoft's latest Surface hardware but other devices too. The main highlight of the new Surface Earbuds is the design and gesture support.
Each Earbud has a flat surface to allow for full gesture control, letting you manipulate media playback, volume, and even supported apps like Microsoft Office. You'll be able to translate content and much more. These new Surface Earbuds will come out later in October for $249.
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