According to Microsoft, the battery life is rated at 15 hours over Bluetooth or 50 hours when plugged in via the headphone jack. Photo: Microsoft.

CAPE TOWN – At Microsoft’s Surface event on Tuesday in New York, the company revealed the brand-new $350 Surface Headphones.

The over-ear, wireless Surface Headphones feature premium sound and adjustable noise cancellation, giving users precise control over how much outside noise is let in as they listen.

How it works:

1. To change the level of noise cancellation, you turn the dial on the left ear cup and

2. There is also on the right ear used to change the volume. 

The headphones feature touch controls on the ear cups for pausing your music or skipping songs.

The new headphones have user support for the voice assistant “Hey Cortana”, allowing users to experience hands-free voice commands and will automatically pause music when removed from your ears.

It can also be charged over USB Type C and can also be plugged in via a detachable 3.5mm cable.

According to Microsoft, the battery life is rated at 15 hours over Bluetooth or 50 hours when plugged in via the headphone jack. 

However, on launch, the device will only be available in the United States but will expand over time. 

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