Microsoft has already been successful with portable and sleek designs of their Surface tablet series. Unfortunately, due to their small size, tablets aren’t able to pack as much of an audible punch. At least, not without the user maxing out their device’s volume or using an auxiliary speaker system.
In order to combat the speaker’s physical limitation, Microsoft decided to pump up the volume on their future Surface devices with a new patent.
Known as the “Expandable Enclosure For Electronic Device Resonance Box,” a speaker cone and drive magnet are assembled on the outer surface of the device’s enclosure and faced inwards. As explained by Microsoft, this gives the electronic device “the benefit of amplifying audio via the resonance box without adding significantly to the device volume or requiring an auxiliary speaker system.”
Using the natural acoustics of the Microsoft Surface’s external enclosure, this patent can clearly improve the speaker quality of thin devices like the Surface Pro series. On top of this, early-access users have already noticed better quality speakers compared to all previous generations
You can check out all the details from the original patent on freepatentsonline.com.
Don’t wait until Microsoft implements these changes
Speaking of which, there are a lot of things that you can do to enhance your audio experience on Windows 10. You can use a dedicated equalizer to enable the best settings or get a top-notch speaker set.
Check out the guides below to learn how you can enjoy better audio quality on your device: