Recently, Microsoft unveiled new devices and accessories to help people do their best work from anywhere.
The future of work is hybrid. To empower people to thrive in this new world of work, business leaders will need to provide everyone with a plan for enabling that work, as well as spaces and technology that help them feel included and engaged—whether they’re working from home, at the office, or on the go. But after more than 12 months of remote work, many people find their home set-ups are falling short—in our recent global survey of over 30,000 people, over 40 percent reported a lack of office essentials at home.
At Microsoft, we’ve been closely studying the ways work is changing so that we can deliver innovations to meet peoples’ evolving needs. Remote and hybrid work brings new challenges—including different distractions than traditional office environments and a lack of access to the high-quality microphones and cameras needed to fully contribute in meetings. So in April, we announced a new lineup of accessories certified for Microsoft Teams, plus powerful Surface devices, designed to address some of the common shortcomings of at-home offices and help bring everyone together.
Read on for more information and availability on the new Teams certified accessories.
Introducing new accessories certified for Microsoft Teams
Surface Headphones 2+ for Business
Surface Headphones 2+ are designed to meet today’s meeting and connection needs. They offer 13 levels of active noise cancellation—helpful for those working from home with other family members—earcup dials, an advanced 8-microphone system for incredible voice clarity, 18 and a half hours of music listening time or up to 15 hours of voice-calling time, and the all-day comfort to help you through the day’s virtual meetings. Surface Headphones 2+ is priced at $299.99 USD. Business and education customers in select markets can place orders today through Microsoft or your local authorized reseller.
Microsoft Modern USB and Wireless Headsets
With Microsoft’s new Modern USB and Wireless Headsets, you can connect seamlessly to your Surface or Windows 10 PC, so you stay in the zone. Both headsets feature a comfortable, on-ear design that’s great for all-day wear. Certified for Microsoft Teams, the Modern Headsets incorporate background noise-reducing microphones, high-quality stereo speakers, and convenient call and mute controls to make Teams calls comfortable and reliable. Microsoft Modern USB and Wireless Headsets will start shipping in select markets this June. Microsoft Modern USB Headset will be available for $49.99 USD. Stay tuned for additional pricing and availability information for Microsoft Modern Wireless Headset. Visit Microsoft Accessories to receive updates on retail availability. Business and education customers can contact their local authorized reseller.
Microsoft Modern USB-C Speaker
No matter where you’re working, the Microsoft Modern USB-C Speaker is your workday audio companion with high-quality audio that’s clear and reliable—whether you’re on a call or listening to music. The Modern USB-C Speaker features intuitive meeting controls with simple, easy-to-use buttons so there’s no fumbling to unmute or end a call. And with its background noise-reducing microphones, you don’t have to worry about any unexpected noise interruptions. The Microsoft Modern USB-C Speaker will start shipping this June, selling for $99.99 USD.
Microsoft Modern Webcam
The all-new Microsoft Modern Webcam offers an intuitive and reliable video to help people be seen clearly. Delivering exceptional 1080p video with HDR and True Look technology that helps people look their best with auto white balance and facial retouch. Also integrated is a privacy shutter that easily slides open and closed, so you can control when you’re on camera. The Microsoft Modern Webcam will start to become available in June for $69.99 USD.
We’re excited to introduce these new Microsoft Teams certified devices and at a time when our customers need them the most. Whether you’re still working from home or back in the office, Microsoft is committed to delivering innovative hardware and software to keep people productive.
As we approach the next era of hybrid work, equipping everyone with the experiences and tools to meaningfully contribute will be critical to helping individuals and organizations thrive. While we’re excited to introduce this new lineup of accessories, we’re just getting started. Stay tuned in the coming months as we announce many more innovations designed to help your people succeed in a new world of work.