Microsoft is preparing its second headphones under its own brand, this time in a smaller format and independent wireless. Yes, Microsoft is committed to creating AirPods headphones, something that is beginning to stop being new.
In the same way that Microsoft went for the iPod with Zune (DEP) or against the Apple Watch with Microsoft Band, They are preparing to launch independent wireless headphones under the Surface brand.
This release will follow that of the Surface Headphones, the first wireless headphones with noise cancellation from Microsoft.
Gradually Microsoft begins to have a more than recommended line of hardware products. Their laptops are pretty good, almost the best you can buy with Windows today. Your new Surface Studio 2 is a luxury computer and noise canceling headphones have received very good reviews. Maybe the following is the desired Surface Phone?
Amazon also prepares its wireless headphones (with Alexa)
Like Microsoft, Amazon also sees an interest in wireless headphones, but perhaps for another reason.
According to Bloomberg earlier this month, Amazon is developing its AirPods competitor with wireless and independent headphones with the integrated Alexa assistant, which makes sense.
Amazon has found many partners to introduce Alexa into headphones, such as Sony and Bose, the two companies that dominate the market for noise canceling headphones.
Both Microsoft and Amazon expect to launch their headphones as soon as possible, although in both cases there is no record of approximate dates, a launch by the end of 2019 will make sense.
+ Info | Thurrott, Bloomberg
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