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Microsoft unveils new Surface devices, including headphones

Discussion in 'Gator Bytes' started by fastsix, Oct 2, 2018.

  1. fastsix

    fastsix Premium Member

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    Everybody's making headphones now.

    Microsoft unveils new Surface devices, including headphones

    The big surprise at the company’s fall devices event was not a computer at all, but Surface headphones, which feature 13 levels of noise canceling technology. The headphones have a microphone and integrate with Cortana, Microsoft’s voice assistant technology.

    The ear-covering headphones don’t yet have a for-sale date — the company will say only they are coming “soon.” They’ll be priced at $349.

    Microsoft also unveiled its second Surface Studio 2, a follow-up to the desktop computer made for creative types and engineers that the company released in 2016. It’s just in time too — the original Surface Studio is out of stock in Microsoft’s online stores.

    Microsoft also announced the new Surface Pro 6, the latest in Microsoft’s tablet-and-laptop-in-one line that will go on sale Oct. 16 and starts at $899. It pledges to be 67 percent more powerful than the previous version of the Surface Pro, announced last year.
     
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    btw...anyone else think it's weird that Microsoft chose "13" levels of noise cancelling? I'm not superstitious and don't really care, but 13 seems an odd choice considering some people think it's unlucky.