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Surface Earbuds video: Gesture-controlled earbuds that support one-click pairing

Surface Earbuds
Surface Earbuds (Image credit: Windows Central)

What you need to know

  • Microsoft's new Surface Earbuds support gestures and securely fit into your ears.
  • The new headphones are shown off in a video by Microsoft.
  • The Surface Earbuds also integrate with Office, including translating PowerPoint presentations.

Lost among the announcements of folding phones, a new version of Windows 10, and a Surface device powered by ARM are the Surface Earbuds. The new headphones from Microsoft support one-click pairing, can be navigated with gestures, and are designed to fit securely in people's ears.

The Surface Earbuds have dual-array microphones and come in a charging case. The new video also shows off how the Surface Earphones integrate with Microsoft Office, including translating PowerPoint presentations.

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Sean Endicott is the news writer for Windows Central. If it runs Windows, is made by Microsoft, or has anything to do with either, he's on it. Sean's been with Windows Central since 2017 and is also our resident app expert. If you have a news tip or an app to review, hit him up at

  • In no way do I buy that video showing a guy running. I think these things are going to end up being a no-go for athletic activities myself. IDK why they wouldn't make an effort to get an attachable ear hook for working out. I would consider them if they did, since I need some wireless earphones for that task, but the rest of the market seems like it is doing this better (and the color's pretty ugly).
  • I use the Jabra elite active 65t and they fit well enough that I don't need ear hooks even when I work out. I use them for my daily commute too. So for me it's not a deal breaker or anything, but I know we all have different ear shapes/sizes
  • I use the Plantronics Backbeat Fit, mainly for the open design to allow outside noise in (very important when riding my bike) do these also have the ability to allow outside noise for safety measures when exercising outdoors?