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We are going to keep with the theme of Microsoft today, and look at the Microsoft Earbuds. We have not looked at very many earbuds yet, so here we go. I hope you guys enjoy this article. You can get these headphones here.
They look pretty similar to the Google Pixel Buds, except with a more flat design. The actual speaker part that goes into your ear looks just like the part that went into your ear with the original Apple AirPods. Unlike AirPods, they do not have something that extends down, but a relatively flat circle on the back of it. It comes with three silicone ear tips so that you can choose the one that fits you the best. This is not uncommon, as a lot of earbuds now come with several ear tips.
The outside of the earbud is used for touch controls to allow the user to customize their use. Microsoft says that you can skip a song, adjust volume, answer calls and get assistance just by touching. This, again, is not too uncommon with a lot of earbuds these days, but that does not mean that it is not nice to have. This feature allows the user to get a lot more done with just some simple gestures.
There are two microphones that are built into these earbuds that allow you to hear yourself when you are on a call with them on. This is perfect if you are in a noise place, and it is hard to hear yourself. Again, this is not uncommon, but is nice to have. There seems to be trend with these earbuds where they have all of the features that you would except with high quality earbuds, but not anything that really makes them stand out.
Okay, here we go. The feature that will really make this stand out from other earbuds is the feature that they call Play My Emails. I’m pretty sure that you know what that means just from reading it, so I won’t go too in depth trying to explain it. Basically, if you have the Outlook app, the headphones will read all of your Emails for you. I don’t know how many people will actually use this, but it is another hands free tool that not a lot of other headphones have.
I will say, these headphones have pretty good battery life. They have eight hours of battery life eon one single charge, and up to twenty four hours of battery life if you let them charge in the case. This is perfect because they will last you almost the entire day, and then you can just put them in their case and they will charge overnight. This battery life is better than a lot of other products, so that is another way that Microsoft really makes these earbuds stand out.
These earbuds will cost you $199.99. These are not cheap by any means, but are a little bit cheaper than newer headphones that are on the market. New AirPods will take $250 out of your pocket, so at leas these do not cost as much as those. They are the same price on Microsofts Website as they are if you click this link, plus it helps to support our blog. I hope you guys enjoyed!
Hey guys! Today were are going to be looking at the new Microsoft Go 2. This device was just released very recently, and we are going to take an in depth look at it today.
The first, and possibly most notable thing about this device is the price. This device starts at only $399.99, which is extremely cheap for a new tablet. It comes with a 10.5” touchscreen, so it is just smaller than an 11” iPad. I don’t think that this is necessarily the worst thing in the world. The 10.5” screen can either be used as a tablet or as a monitor, which makes this device extremely portable.
Microsoft claims that this device has ten hours of battery life, which should be more than enough to get your average user through the day. This is a great cheap alternative to an iPad, which makes it great if your child needs something for school, or you need something for work, or whatever your needs are.
It weighs 1.2 lbs, so it is just a little bit heavier than a new iPad Pro. This also should not make a very large difference. You can also buy a keyboard to go with the Surface Go 2, but that will cost you an extra $150. There are Dolby speakers built into the device to allow the user to have an all around amazing audio experience. This is important if you are going to use it as a secondary display for video editing, or something else where you really need to hear that great audio.
Okay, now let’s get into more of the tech specs of this device. As we mentioned before, it comes with a 10.5” touchscreen that allows you to write and draw with the Surface Pen. Microsoft really made some upgrades to the speed of the device. They claim that it is 64% faster than the original Surface Go. The device comes with built-in WiFi, and you can LTE to that if you want. I recommend that you get LTE on your device if you travel a lot, or find yourself needing to work on the go a lot of the time.
Microsoft is keeping up with competitors by putting a USB-C port in the Surface Go 2. One of the things that really makes this device stand out from a lot of other tablets is the cameras. Both the front and rear facing cameras are HD. But, the camera in the front, the one that you will be taking conference calls on because you can’t leave your house, it located in the top middle. On the iPad, It is on the left, so you have to position it kind of awkwardly to get yourself in the middle of the screen, and it looks like you are not looking at the camera if you are looking at the middle of your screen. The Surface Go 2 fixes this problem, which is very nice.
It is also very thin at only 0.33” thick. I hope that we covered everything that you guys wanted in this article. Leave a comment or contact us if you want any more information that we did not include. We look forward to your feedback. You can get the Surface Go 2 at microsoft.com.
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I am Logan, the founder of Tech: Reviews and News!