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Microsoft’s Surface Earbuds are the weirdest earbuds I’ve seen

Someone in Microsoft’s design department misheard ‘earbuds’ for ‘earplugs’…

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Microsoft showed off a ton of new Surface devices yesterday, including the AirPod-competing Surface Earbuds. Who names these things, anyway? They live up to their oh-so-imaginative name by paving over your earholes.

Yes, the Surface Earbuds are closer to Surface Earplugs. Oh, joy.

Microsoft’s Surface Earbuds turn your ears into a solid surface

Okay, so we see a lot of true wireless earbuds here at KnowTechie but these are the weirdest to date.

Let’s just talk about the fact they look like you stuck a small dinner plate on your ears for a minute. While that’s probably good for the touch-sensitive navigation controls, it just looks weird. Is this because extreme ear piercings are so mainstream nowadays that this seems a normal design?

  • Microsoft says they have “all-day comfort.” Not sure I trust any earbuds that have to mention that they’re comfortable, feels like the tech version of “Trust me, I’m a doctor…”
  • They claim an impressive 24 hours of battery life, that’s 8 hrs per charge from the Earbuds, and two full recharges
  • They’re controlled by tap and swipe gestures, just like other wireless earbuds
  • They have integration to Microsoft Office, so you can control Powerpoint presentations and other things with them
  • Real-time translation with over 60 languages supported

If you really want the Surface Earbuds, they’ll cost you $250 when available later this year.

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