Just last month, Microsoft took the wraps off the Surface Earbuds, the company’s answer to the truly wireless earbuds market. The earbuds were initially planned for a release this holiday season, but it seems that Microsoft has since delayed its release where it is now expected to be released in the spring of 2020.
This is according to a tweet by Microsoft’s Chief Product Officer, Panos Panay, in which he said that Microsoft is still working on getting the Surface Earbuds right, and as such, will be forced to delay the earbuds until the spring of 2020. We’re not sure what might have taken Microsoft so long to release the earbuds, but we suppose it’s better that the company takes their time to get it right rather than to rush it out.
For those who are hearing about the Microsoft Surface Earbuds for the first time, these are basically a pair of true wireless earbuds designed and made by Microsoft. As expected, given that it is a Microsoft product, there will be integration with Microsoft where you can actually do things like control PowerPoint presentations by sliding on the earbuds.
Product-making is about the relentless pursuit to get all the details right, which takes time…sometimes more than we planned on. To ensure we deliver the best possible experience for you, our fans & customers, Surface Earbuds will now launch worldwide in Spring 2020 #Surface
— Panos Panay (@panos_panay) November 21, 2019
Microsoft is also boasting a battery life of up to 24 hours when used together with the charging case that comes with it. The Microsoft Surface Earbuds will be priced at $249.