Surface Buds? Microsoft working on its own Apple AirPods competitor, report says

Microsoft Surface Buds could see Cortana challenge AirPods

Surface Buds? Microsoft working on its own Apple AirPods competitor, report says

It's unclear how Microsoft's wireless earbuds might stand out if they do materialize. The most interesting tidbit is some unspecified feature that would "improve interactions between a phone and the earbuds to make reading content easier on the phone".

Following the release of Microsoft's Surface Headphones past year, it seems that the company may just be getting started with premium audio accessories. The tech giant has already accomplished the former with the launch of its Surface Headphones, and project Morrison will undoubtedly fit the latter category. While Cortana voice control seems like a possibility, Microsoft no longer sees its virtual assistant as a direct competitor to Amazon's Alexa or Google Assistant.

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The earbuds, which are now in development, are code-named Morrison but could be called "Surface Buds" when they launch for consumers.

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They pack adjustable noise cancellation, automatic pause and play, which pauses the video a user is watching when they take the headphones off. We're also not sure about the timetable for a release. And Bloomberg recently reported that Amazon is creating a wireless AirPod rival of its own, complete with Alexa support.

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Apple launched its $199 AirPods 2 earlier this month with handsfree Siri activation earlier this month.

Siri integration lets users change songs, make a call and adjust the volume with just their voice.

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