Microsoft is working on Surface earbuds to compete with Apple's AirPods

Microsoft Surface Buds could see Cortana challenge AirPods

Microsoft is working on Surface earbuds to compete with Apple's AirPods

If you skipped the Surface Headphones, would you be more interested in wireless Surface Buds from Microsoft?

The tech giant is reportedly developing "Surface Buds" in an effort to take on Apple's wildly successful AirPods, Thurrott reported, citing sources close to the situation.

Why the codename "Morrison"? It's unclear when this product will ship, assuming it hasn't already been canceled. With Cortana being what it is, it's hard to get excited about these rumored earbuds, but more competition is still welcome. They will feature built-in support for Microsoft's Cortana personal assistant and noise-cancellation tech, as well as a way of improving interactions "between a phone and the earbuds to make reading content easier on the phone".

It wouldn't be Microsoft's first foray into high-end headphones, either.

While the new product could very well launch as Surface Buds, a final name hasn't yet been chosen, and Microsoft could change it at any moment should it have a different idea.

Following the release of Microsoft's Surface Headphones a year ago, it seems that the company may just be getting started with premium audio accessories. It can offer 'proactive guidance, read you emails, or kick off your conference call, ' according to the firm.

Microsoft has not confirmed the report and as such, there is no timetable for the earbuds release. And Bloomberg recently reported that Amazon is creating a wireless AirPod rival of its own, complete with Alexa support. Apple's AirPods have led the way, followed by Samsung, and Amazon is also reportedly joining the fray.

They feature Apple's new H1 chip that's 'specifically built for headphones'.

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