Microsoft has been prototyping portable speakers and microphones that can improve meetings, and it looks like we’re about to see a final product. A new patent listing made public today, and spotted by Windows United, shows off a portable speaker that looks similar in size and design to Google’s Home Mini. Microsoft even references Google’s device in the patent filing, but little else is revealed about the portable speaker.
One of the inventors, Malek Chalabi, is a principle design manager for Microsoft Teams devices, suggesting that this portable speaker will be used for meeting rooms. Microsoft first showed off an impressive meeting room of the future back at Build last year, and the company has prototype devices that improve meetings…tech, The Verge, The Verge - All Posts