What you need to know
- The Surface Earbuds will launch on May 6, 2020 according to a new report.
- The Surface Earbuds work with Office 365 and support gestures for navigating music and other content.
- Microsoft's website already lists the Surface Earbuds for $250, though no release date is listed at this time.
Microsoft's Surface Earbuds will come out on May 6, 2020, according to a new report from WinFuture. The German site points to the European retail sector as a source for the Surface Earbud's release date. WinFuture reports that the new earbuds from Microsoft will launch in many European contries on May 6, 2020.
Microsoft first revealed the Surface Earbuds at its October hardware event last year, but Microsoft's Chief Product Officer, Panos Panay, announced that the earbuds would be delayed until spring 2020.
WinFuture also reports that the Surface Earbuds will launch at €199. This lines up fairly well with the U.S. pricing of $250 that's on the Microsoft Store. Prices outside the U.S. aren't always exact conversions of U.S. prices. There's also a chance that the U.S. pricing could change from what's currently listed.
While the May 6 release date isn't confirmed officially, it lines up well with the current timeline we've heard for Surface hardware. The Surface Earbuds recently passed through the FCC and Microsoft's Brad Anderson showed off a pair recently on Twitter, so it seems likely that their release is around the corner.
The Surface Earbuds combine the functionality of everyday earbuds with productivity features. They work with Microsoft Office and Microsoft Teams, and support features like voice dictation and translation. They have Omnisonic speakers, haptic swipe gesture support, and a dual-mic array to pick up audio. Combined with their case that charges with USB-C, the Surface Earbuds get 24 hours of playback.
Microsoft's super smart earbuds
The Surface Earbuds will undoubtedly turn some heads when you're out wearing them, but you'll be able to make use of gesture support on Surface and Android hardware.
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