Microsoft intros Cortana-enabled noise-cancelling Surface Headphones

Microsoft intros Cortana-enabled noise-cancelling Surface Headphones
Microsoft has just announced a new pair of wireless headphones to go with the recently revealed Surface 6. Dubbed Surface Headphones, they rely on Cortana to appeal to consumers, as well as some noise-cancelling technology.

The Surface Headphones don't come cheap, as Microsoft announced they will be available for purchase for $350. Although we don't have any details about their availability, Microsoft said they will be “shipping in time for the holidays.”

Microsoft's premium headphones come with a dial on the right side, which can be used to adjusts volume. It also includes an option that allows users to adjust the level of noise cancellation. As the name suggests, they offer “Hey Cortana” support for hands-free voice commands.

Just like other more expensive headphones, the Surface Headphones will automatically stop playing music or video when they are removed from your ears. 

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Also, Microsoft's new wireless headphones feature touch controls on the ear cups, which allow users to pause, play and skip tracks. As far as the battery life goes, the technical sheet says the headphones charge in less than 2 hours and should provide up to 15 hours of music playback over Bluetooth or up to 50 hours when plugged in.

source: Microsoft (1, 2)

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