What you need to know
- The Surface Earbuds appear in a recent FCC filing.
- The Surface Earbuds could launch this Spring.
- Other Surface devices also appeared in FCC filings recently.
A recent FCC filing for the Surface Earbuds could indicate that the headphones are close to launching (via Windows Latest). The filing shows off the Surface Earbuds from several different angles alongside a tape measure. It was originally submitted on January 22, 2020, and became available on March 30, 2020.
We've already seen the Surface Earbuds up close and have followed their delay to this Spring, so the filing doesn't show new information. Though, the tape measure does make it easy to see how big they are, which is roughly 25mm x 25mm x 20 mm. The filing is interesting because it lines up with other FCC filings for Surface devices. These filings being spotted and appearing could indicate that the devices are just around the corner.
The Surface Earbuds are built to deliver high-quality sound through Omnisonic speakers. They have haptic feedback, swipe gestures, a dual-microphone array, and a USB-C charging case. When used with the charging case, the Surface Earbuds can get up to 24 hours of battery life, according to Microsoft. The Surface Earbuds also integrate with Office 365, including support for gestures, dictation, and translation features.
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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