Microsoft might have Surface-branded AirPods killers within the works

A brand new report signifies that Microsoft is difficult at work creating a pair of true wi-fi earbuds beneath the Surface lineup to rival the most recent Apple AirPods

The true wi-fi earbuds are codenamed Morrisson (probably after The Doors’ well-known frontman) and are tipped to incorporate each noise-cancellation and Microsoft’s voice assistant, Cortana.

The supply of those new rumors is Thurrott’s Brad Sams who spoke to a number of folks accustomed to Microsoft’s plans who say the first motivation is to develop the Surface lineup of headphones from the over-ear Surface Headphones to a brand new in-ear mannequin that would, in all chance, be known as the Surface Buds.

Thurrott’s sources weren’t capable of present a launch date for the headphones, however say that 2019 is unquestionably a risk if the challenge is not delayed.

The AirPod adversaries carry on coming

While Microsoft is the most recent tech firm within the highlight for aping Apple’s true wi-fi earbuds, others like Amazon and Libratone are additionally rumored to be engaged on an analogous type of headphones.

In its protection, nonetheless, the transition from the over-ear Surface Headphones to an in-ear mannequin makes extra sense for Microsoft than it does for Amazon – an organization that actually hasn’t finished a lot work within the headphone area regardless of its current funding in sensible audio system just like the Amazon Echo

The counterpoint is that Microsoft’s earlier audio {hardware} initiatives, just like the Zune, have crashed and burned. So it might wish to watch out earlier than it dives headfirst again into the world of bitrates and Bluetooth codecs.


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