Microsoft may develop & # 39; Surface Buds & # 39; with noise reduction with his Cortana AI assistant to record Apple's AirPods
- Microsoft may be planning its response to Apple & # 39; s AirPods, called Surface Tops
- The device is being developed as part of a secret project with the code name & # 39; Morrison & # 39;
- They can include Cortana integration, noise reduction and other functions
Microsoft could enter the wireless headset market.
The technology giant is said to be & # 39; Surface Buds & # 39; in an attempt to take over Apple's hugely successful AirPods, Thurrott reported citing sources that were close to the situation.
The device is being developed as part of a secret project with the code name & # 39; Morrison & # 39; and could appear as soon as possible later this year.
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Microsoft could enter the wireless headset market. The technical giant is said to be & # 39; Surface Buds & # 39; in an effort to take over the incredibly successful AirPods from Apple
It is not clear year after year how Microsoft wants to distinguish its earbuds from others currently available from competitors.
The Surface Buds are likely to come with Microsoft's AI Assistant, Cortana, integrated into it, meaning users can operate the device with their voice.
However, Fast Company has pointed out that Microsoft no longer considers Cortana a rival for Amazon's Alexa, Apple & Siri or Google Assistant, so this would not give the company much competitive advantage.
Noise reduction may be a selling point, but other wireless headphones also offer that.
Microsoft may include a number of features that make it easier for users to read content on their phones with Surface Buds, but it is not yet clear what that means, Thurrott says.
It would also not be Microsoft & # 39; s first attempt to make high-end headphones.
Surface Buds would also not be Microsoft & # 39; s first introduction to high-end headphones. Last year, the company launched Surface Headphones with customizable noise reduction, automatic pause, and playback, pausing the video that a user watches when they unplug the headphones
The Surface Buds are likely to come with Microsoft's AI Assistant, Cortana, which means that users can control the device with their voice, similar to Apple's AirPods (photo)
The $ 349 Surface Headphones announced last year were sold by Microsoft as the & # 39; first premium and smart headset experience & # 39 ;.
They include adjustable noise reduction, automatic pause, and playback, which pauses the video that a user is watching when he pulls out the headphones.
Cortana, Microsoft's digital assistant, is also built into the headphones. It can provide & # 39; proactive guidance, read emails or start your conference call & # 39 ;, says the company.
Microsoft is also not the only technology giant that Apple wants to take on.
A Bloomberg report last month said that Amazon is developing earplugs with its AI Alexa assistant built into it.
Amazon earbuds resemble Apple's AirPods, except that they have better audio quality and are offered at a lower price than the version of the iPhone maker.
They will be delivered with a wireless charging case similar to the one just released with Apple's second-generation AirPods.
The device will also be integrated with Alexa, so users can call the digital assistant by saying the usual wake-up, Bloomberg said.
APPLE & # 39; S AIRPODS 2
Start at $ 159 and go up to $ 199 for AirPods and a charging case for wireless charging
The new headphones cost the same as the original version.
They contain Apple & # 39; s new H1 chip that & # 39; is built specifically for headphones & # 39 ;.
Apple launched its $ 199 AirPods 2 earlier this month with hands-free Siri activation earlier this month. They cost the same as the original version, but have a new housing
The H1 chip provides faster connectivity, 50 percent more talk time compared to the original AirPods, as well as hands-free & # 39; Hey Siri & # 39 ;.
With Siri integration, users can change numbers, call and adjust the volume with only their voice.
They are now available online and in Apple stores.