The company demonstrated the ability to dictate copy and to create captions in PowerPoint in real time, which is even more interesting when combined with on-the-fly translation in more than 60 languages allowing you to present to any audience.

The wireless earbuds are also designed to be comfortable enough to wear all day, and build in dual mics and filters for better noise reduction.

Microsoft Surface Earbuds

But on the other hand, we're not so keen on the design. Necessarily large in order to accommodate a variety of touch gestures that prevent you needing to reach for your phone to answer calls, listen to music and more, the Surface Buds are going to stick out like a sore thumb.

Microsoft's wireless earbuds are compatible with all platforms, and on Android Spotify integration allows you to use touch gestures to launch the app and start playing music. You can also use touch play, pause, skip tracks and change the volume.

Microsoft Surface Earbuds

Microsoft also used its October event to talk about the new Surface Laptop 3, Surface Pro 7, Surface Pro X and upcoming Surface Neo and Surface Duo, two dual-screen folding devices.