In a nutshell: Microsoft at this time unveiled new audio and video accessories aimed on the work-from-home crowd. These accessories embody a new Modern Webcam, Modern USB-C Speaker, and three headphones. While these can theoretically be used with another collaboration suite, it is meant for Microsoft Teams however performs good with any software.
The Modern Webcam is a fairly clean-looking 1080p webcam that contains HDR and an built-in privateness shutter. The webcam may be mounted to displays, laptops, and even tripods. It additionally options “True Look,” which may modify its lighting, focus, and even retouch your face to presumably enable you to look extra presentable.
The Modern USB-C Speaker is a equally clean-looking speaker that is “optimized for conferences, calls, and music.” There are a handful of buttons to regulate quantity, make calls, and even a devoted button for Teams-specific capabilities. The built-in omnidirectional microphone may cut back background noise like your neighbor reducing their grass.
Finally, there are the three headsets, the Modern USB Headset, Modern Wireless Headset, and the Surface Headphones 2 Plus for Business. The wi-fi model connects by way of Bluetooth and options on-ear name controls. It guarantees as much as 50 hours of music playback or as much as 30 hours of voice calling. Meanwhile, the wired headset has inline name controls, nothing too totally different from related merchandise. Of course, each are geared in direction of Microsoft Teams.
The unnecessarily lengthy Surface Headphones 2 Plus for Business is the enterprise model of their high-end Bluetooth noise-canceling headphones. Like the common model, the Business variant may even characteristic 13 ranges of noise cancellation. Unfortunately, Microsoft is just promoting this to enterprise and training clients.
According to Microsoft, all of those new accessories are scheduled to launch in June. The Modern Webcam will probably be priced at $69.99, the Modern Speaker will go for $99.99, whereas the Modern USB Headset is priced at $49.99. There is not any pricing obtainable for the wi-fi variant. The business-focused Surface Headphones will retail for $299.99 with a launch date of May 4th.