Microsoft to release its own wireless earbuds: Report

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After delivering noise-cancelling Surface-branded headphones last year, Microsoft may be working on more audio devices. According to a new report on Thurrott.com on April 15, Microsoft is readying its own wireless earbuds, which potentially could be branded as “Surface Buds.”

In 2017, Microsoft applied for a patent for smart earbuds, which the US Patent Office published last summer. As explained by PatentlyApple.com, Microsoft’s patent was for an audio accessory with a speech interface that would provide hands-free, eye-free wearable capabilities. I think the voice input component (more than the audio device itself) is what Microsoft is focusing on here.

The Surface earbuds may be codenamed “Morrison,” as Thurrott’s Brad Sams

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