The Microsoft Audio Dock and Presenter+ are here to meet your needs during meetings and presentations.
During its hardware event, Microsoft didn’t just talk about its new line of PCs. People from Redmond used the event to show off two brand-new devices: the Audio Dock and the Presenter +. Both are aimed at the labor market, which is a place where Redmond companies have been very strong for a long time. In this case, though, they want to focus on meeting needs that come up during meetings and presentations.
The Microsoft Audio Dock is an all-in-one speaker that wants to take over your desk or boardroom. Its design is simple and small, so it can fit into most settings. The idea is simple: use a single device to control (almost) everything. You could connect your laptop to the Audio Dock and then expand the image to two external monitors. And the USB-C connection lets your computer charge at the same time. It has two USB-C ports, one USB-A port, and one HDMI port on the back.
Microsoft Audio Dock
The Audio Dock also has high-quality microphones, so you won’t have to worry about people saying, “We can’t hear you well,” during meetings. In fact, these microphones can get rid of noise in the background. Microsoft says that their Omnisonic speakers make sound that is of high quality. They were made so that you can get the best sound when listening to music or having a virtual meeting.
Compatibility with tools and applications is coming soon. The Audio Dock can be used with other programs, such as Microsoft Teams. “With the built-in button for Teams, you can quickly join a meeting and “raise your hand” to take part. Of course, it has more buttons for controlling how music plays. We don’t know the price or when it will come out yet.
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Microsoft Presenter+, your presenting partner
You’ve probably been to a meeting where a presentation is shown on a screen and the speaker has to stop talking every time a slide needs to be changed. Either interact with the computer himself or tell someone else to do so. Even though there are many devices that can solve this problem, the Microsoft Presenter+ wants to stand out.
Microsoft Presenter+ doesn’t make a difference between in-person and online presentations. In either case, it can make it easy to interact with your slides so you don’t lose the attention of your audience. It even has a signal that lets you know when your microphone is off during an online meeting. This way, you don’t have to have someone else tell you. It also has a pointer that can be used to point to the screen.
It is a product made by Redmond, and it boasts that it works with Teams. The device comes with a button that let you join a meeting right away or “raise your hand” to join in. It also has a button that can program to do something specific.
Importantly, the Presenter+ won’t lose its connection if the presenter moves away from the computer because it has a range of up to 10 meters thanks to Bluetooth. Lastly, its dock has a USB-C port that makes it easy to charge. Like the last product, we don’t know how much it will cost or when it will be available, but we know it will come out before the end of the year.