At Microsoft’s Surface event the company announced a brand-new accessory, the Surface Headphones, and the company has slowly been trickling out details regarding its pricing and availability.
The headphones, which are appealing especially to developers and other office workers who want to maintain their productivity in distraction-prone environments, utilize 4 beam-forming microphones, 4 active noise-cancelling microphones, and 13 levels of noise reduction for up to 30 dB for active noise cancellation to keep users focused.
They also feature 40 mm free drivers delivering up to115 dB, automatic pause and play, support phone calls, USB-C charging, 3.5mm connectivity, Microsoft’s own Bluetooth fast pair technology and 15 hours of battery life.
At the time of their announcement, Microsoft did not reveal the pricing and availability of the Cortana-powered headphones, but we have recently heard they will be retailing for $350, in line with similar offerings by Bose and Sony.
Now the availability date has also been posted in the Microsoft Store, with the high-end accessory being available for pre-order from the 15th November 2018, with shipments starting on the 19th November 2018.
Microsoft has been working on the headphones for the last three years and Panos Panay called them “One of my dream products right now.”
They can be seen in the Store here where you can also request an email reminder.
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