Microsoft is expanding its Surface Pro 6, Surface Laptop 2, and Surface Studio 2 to twenty additional markets, with its Surface Headphones set to land in Australia in March this year.
The news follows the company’s Q2 earnings report which saw Surface revenue increase 39 per cent.
According to reports, the Surface Headphones (A$499.95) were in development for three years before their US release and are specifically designed to compete with Bose and Sony.
The over-ear headphones claim a battery life of up to 15 hours, or 50 hours when using a headphone jack.
They are designed to automatically pause audio playback when removed from a users’ head and feature an adjustable dial with 13 levels of noise cancellation so users can specify how much external noise is allowed into their audio experience.
Notably, Cortana — a big draw for these headphones — is missing from the product’s information pages in Australia but is mentioned on the US site, so it’s possible we may still have to wait to get that feature.
Microsoft has also added a new matte black finish to its Surface Pro 6 and Surface Laptop 2 which they say brings “a sophisticated elegance” to the Surface range.
The new Surface Headphones are priced from $499.95 and will be available from March. For more information on the Surface Studio range, visit Surface.com.