Last week I wrote an article about how wireless gaming headsets are not adapting USB-C for charging yet. This seems to be a step in the right direction from one of the biggest companies in the tech business.
During the surface launch event, Microsoft announced new headphones from their Surface line. The Surface Headphones feature active noise canceling, Bluetooth connectivity, a 3.5 mm jack, and USB-C charging. The headphones have touch controls on the earcups allowing you to control volume and noise cancellation level as well as the standard play, pause and skip that most headphones include. Additionally, the headphones will have some functionality with Cortana (Microsoft’s answer to a virtual assistant).
The headphones are advertised to fully charge in less than 2 hours and to have 15 hours of play time over Bluetooth. They are set to debut for $350 and will be packaged with a carrying case, USB cable, and an Audio cable. We hope more companies will follow Microsoft’s lead and use USB-C for headphone charging