Should you had been trying to buy Microsoft’s new Floor Earbuds in the course of the holidays, you’re out of luck. Panos Panay, the corporate’s Chief Officer, has simply introduced on Twitter that the Earbuds have now been pushed again to Spring 2020, as Microsoft apparently wants extra time to iron out the kinks.
The face of Microsoft’s Floor enterprise didn’t go into particulars about what’s inflicting the delay, so we don’t know if Microsoft has been encountering software program or manufacturing points. Anyway, the Floor Earbuds will now launch worldwide within the Spring, and we hope this delay will end in a greater product.
Product-making is concerning the relentless pursuit to get all the small print proper, which takes time…typically greater than we deliberate on. To make sure we ship the absolute best expertise for you, our followers & prospects, Floor Earbuds will now launch worldwide in Spring 2020 #Surface
— Panos Panay (@panos_panay) November 21, 2019
Priced at $249, the Floor Earbuds will function contact and voice controls, and Microsoft promised as much as 24h of battery life. One of many killer options is support for all digital assistants, and which means Cortana, Alexa, Google Assistant, and even Siri.
The Floor Earbuds’ round design seems fairly odd subsequent to Apple’s AirPods, that are the most well-liked wi-fi headphones available on the market. The Earbuds are additionally dearer than the AirPods, and so they additionally lack the noise-cancellation know-how discovered on the brand new AirPods Professional or Microsoft’s personal Floor headphones. The Floor Earbuds nonetheless made a good first impression on our personal Arif when he tried them at Microsoft’s Floor occasion final month, and we hope the product will find yourself even higher because of this surprising delay.