These days we’re starting to see more truly wireless earbuds hit the market. This isn’t surprising as more handset makers are ditching the headphone jack, leading to companies developing more wireless alternatives. In fact, Microsoft is looking to toss their hat into the ring by announcing the Surface Earbuds.

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This is not Microsoft’s first attempt at headphones, but it is their first attempt at truly wireless earbuds. While they are pretty standard where they come with a charging case that offers up to 24 hours of playback, what makes the Surface Earbuds unique is that they have integration with Microsoft Office.

It sounds a bit strange, but basically the Surface Earbuds will pull double duty where in addition to it being a set of earphones, they can also be used as a control for certain Office related tasks. For example, you will be able to control your Power Point slides by swiping on the earbuds. You will also be able to use voice control for calendar events or emails, translations, and more, making them more than just your typical wireless earbuds.

However, the downside is with the design of the earbuds in which they aren’t particularly discreet, but if you don’t mind the design, the Surface Earbuds are priced at $249 and will be available for purchase this holiday season.

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