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Microsoft Audio Dock and Microsoft Presenter+ Debut at Surface Event

At the Surface Event 2022, Microsoft launched the Microsoft Audio Dock speaker and the Microsoft Presenter+ remote control.

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Today's Surface Event 2022 was a busy but underwhelming event where launched the Surface Laptop 5, Surface Pro 9 with an Arm 5G variant, and the frankly strange Surface Studio 2+. Also at the event, the company raised a curtain on a pair of new accessories, the Microsoft Audio Dock and Microsoft Presenter+.

There have long been rumors that Microsoft was working on a smart speaker. While the Microsoft Audio Dock will not compete with Amazon Echo or Home speakers, it does combine speaker technology with being a laptop hub.

It is an understated piece of design that will sit well below a monitor on a desktop setup. It provides omni-directional speakerphone capabilities and powerful output. To enhance sounds, it features a 15W woofer and 5W tweeters. The Microsoft Audio Dock also offers to microphones.

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In terms of connectivity, there is a 60W USB-C connection for charging your computer, two regular USB-C ports, an HDMI 2.0 jack and a lone USB-A offering. Microsoft is positioning the tool more as a meeting (Microsoft Teams) focused laptop hub than a consumer speaker. It also supports Mac and third-party services like Zoom and Google Meet.

It will cost a hefty $250 when it makes its debut in select markets from October 25th.

Microsoft Presenter+

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Another new accessory also made its debut at the Surface Event. Microsoft Presenter+ is a modern version of the Presenter 3000 that launches over 10 years ago. It is a remote control for Microsoft PowerPoint presentations.

It has forward and back buttons for controlling slides, while a Microsoft Teams button allows quick entry into meetings. Presenter+ also works with other collaboration and communication tools, including Zoom.

A large mute/unmute button allows users to block their microphone audio, while a vibrate feature tells you when participants can hear you. It also comes with a charging stand. Microsoft says Presenter+ will cost $80 and make its debut on and this month.

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Luke Jones
Luke Jones
Luke has been writing about all things tech for more than five years. He is following Microsoft closely to bring you the latest news about Windows, Office, Azure, Skype, HoloLens and all the rest of their products.

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