What you need to know
- Microsoft has unveiled new accessories for its Modern line of gear.
- New accessories include a webcam, wired and wireless headset, and a USB-C speaker.
- All accessories will begin shipping in June.
Microsoft has announced a handful of new devices and accessories today, including the new Surface Laptop 4 and Surface Headphones 2+. In addition, Microsoft has unveiled new PC accessories in the form of a webcam, wired and wireless headsets, and a USB-C speaker.
These new accessories join the Microsoft Modern line of devices, joining the likes the Microsoft Modern Keyboard and Microsoft Modern Bluetooth Mouse. The new accessories are expected to start shipping in June. Here’s everything you need to know.
Microsoft Modern Webcam
- High-quality video with HDR and True Look that deliver facial retouch, fixed light adjustment, and autofocus to help you look your best.
- Integrated privacy shutter you can easily slide open and close over the camera lens. Plus, LED status light lets you quickly see if your camera is on.
- Versatile mounting system, you can secure to your monitor, laptop, desk, or tripod.
- Certified for Microsoft Teams, with up to 1080p video and expansive 78° field of view.
- USB-A connection, for convenient plug-and-play design.
The webcam supports 1080p 30fps video output, with auto exposure, auto white balance, and auto anti-flicker technology built right in. It also has a relatively wide 78-degree field of view.
|Category||Microsoft Modern Webcam|
|Dimensions (LxWxD)||1.99″ (50.53 mm) x 1.42″ (36.05 mm) x 2.94″ (74.58 mm)|
|Front window||glass, polished black|
|Tripod mount||copper, glossy silver|
|Other components||plastic/TPE/rubber, matte black|
|Buttons||Integrated privacy shutter to turn video stream on/off|
|Weight||0.21 lbs (88.3 g)|
The Microsoft Modern Webcam costs $69.99 and will begin shipping in June.
Talk like a pro
Microsoft Modern USB and Wireless Headsets
The wireless headset features a dial on the right earcup for adjusting volume, similar to the Surface Headphones and Xbox Wireless Headset. Microsoft is touting 50 hours of listening time too, a huge jump over the Surface Headphones 2+ which tout just 18.5 hours.
|Category||Microsoft Modern USB Headset||Microsoft Modern Wireless Headset|
|Dimensions (LxWxD)||172 x 164 x 60 mm||173 x 167mm x 60 mm|
|Weight||0.30 lbs (136 g)||0.31 lbs(142 g)|
|Noise Cancellation||Beamforming with 2 mems mic
Speaker: 28mm moving-coil
|Beamforming with 2 mems mic
Speaker: 28mm moving-coil
|Sound Pressure Level Output||Up to 91 dB||Up to 91 dB|
|Charging||Full charge in 2.5 hours||N/A|
|Battery||Up to 50hours of music listening
Up to 30 hours of talk time on a Microsoft Teams call
|Simultaneous Connection||Up to 2||N/A|
|Inputs||USB A dongle
|Cord Length||N/A||39.4″ (1.5 m)|
|Audio Cable Length||N/A||29.5″ (0.75 m)|
|Microsoft Teams Cert||Microsoft Teams and Mute LED||Microsoft Teams/Hook/Mute LED indicator|
|Compatibility||Windows 10: 20H1, 19H1, RS5
Windows 8, Windows 7
Mac OS, Android, iOS
Microsoft Teams Certification compatible with Windows 10 and Mac OS
|Windows 10 / 8.1 / 8
Mac OS 11.0/10.15
The Microsoft Wired USB Headset will retail for $49.99, and the Microsoft Modern Wireless Headset will retail for $99.99.
Both headsets will begin shipping in June.
We can hear you
Microsoft Modern USB-C speaker
|Category||Microsoft Modern USB-C speaker|
|Materials||Fabric + Silicone|
|Dimensions (LxWxD)||138 mm (5.43″) x 70 mm (2.756″) x 29 mm (1.142″)|
|Weight||191 g (0.426 lbs)|
|Frequency response||200Hz – 20kHz for music
300Hz-10KHz for conference
|Speaker||50 mm full range driver|
|Cable Length||680 mm (26.9″)|
Mac OS X 10.15
Mac OS 11.0
|Microsoft Teams Certification||Pass 1.5 m conference room Spec|
|Buttons/Controls||Microsoft Teams button, Mute button, Volume up button, Volume down button, Hook Switch button|
The Microsoft Modern USB-C Speaker will begin shipping in June for $99.99.
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