Microsoft to release Surface Buds to compete with Amazon and Apple

Microsoft is working on Surface earbuds to compete with Apple's AirPods

Microsoft is working on Surface earbuds to compete with Apple's AirPods

However, it looks like the company not going to stop there though as reports have begun to emerge that Microsoft is working on its own truly wireless earbuds as well.

According to Thurrott, who spoke to sources familiar with the company's plans, the Redmond tech giant is now working on a pair of buds under the codename "Morrison" set for release later this year.

The tech giant is reportedly developing "Surface Buds" in an effort to take on Apple's wildly successful AirPods, Thurrott reported, citing sources close to the situation. This is a continuation of a surprising new hardware area for Microsoft, following the release previous year of the $350 Surface Headphones.

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The device is being developed as part of a secret project, codenamed 'Morrison, ' and could be coming as soon as later this year. However, most people prefer the convenience of earbuds or in-ear headphones, so it really makes sense for Microsoft's Surface team to explore these other form factors. It's still not clear yet what special technology Microsoft could bring to the table, except the Cortana integration we've already seen in the Surface headphones. The latest report also suggests that Microsoft is looking to expand its audio products range in two major categories of headphones - in-ear and over-ear.

Microsoft's Surface Headphones are over-ear headphones, which means that they fully encompass the ears for better comfort and isolation. Sams mentions a feature that would "make reading content easier on the phone", but offered no further details.

They'll come with a wireless charging case akin to the one just released with Apple's second-generation AirPods.

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