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(Pocket-lint) - Microsoft is holding "a moment of your time" event in New York City, where it is has announced... a pair of noice-cancelling headphones.

It's typical for companies at events to surprise the media and consumers with a device that no one saw coming, and Microsoft is no exception. After announcing refreshes to its Pro, Laptop, and Studio devices, the company revealed the all-new Surface Headphones. These are premium over-ear headphones with adjustable noise cancellation and support for “Hey Cortana” for voice commands.

In a blog post, the company explained they come with "13 levels of ambient noise control", as well as "2 beam-forming microphones on each ear cup" and "8 microphones in total". Microsoft said they will also automatically pause audio when you take them off.

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The new Surface Headphones will be available “in time for the holidays". There is no word yet on pricing.

Here is a promo video of the device:


For more information about what Microsoft is announcing in New York City on 2 October, check out Pocket-lint's round-up here.

We also have this handy guide about Microsoft's existing Surface lineup:

Writing by Maggie Tillman. Originally published on 2 October 2018.