Sony just launched its LinkBuds TWS earbuds with a rather intriguing design. The unique open ring solution promises to let you wear those all day long. Additionally, they claim a premium audio experience, lots of smarts and a decent price tag.
The earbuds also bring enhanced control to Spotify where you can start playing their favorite music without touching the smartphone.
The wearing experience is called “Never Off”, meaning the buds are ultra-light, while the ring driver unit allows you to effortlessly communicate with those around you while gaming, working from home, or just listening to music.
The LinkBuds still offer in-call noise cancelation for placing phone calls over them with minimal distractions.
Sony brought an in-house Integrated Processor V1, while 12mm ring driver should provide a rich, well-balanced sound. There is also Adaptive Volume Control, optimizing volume based on environment.
A feature called Wide Area Tap promises to enable easier gestures. Speak-to-Chat will automatically pause music as soon as the LinkBuds detect you are speaking to someone, and once the conversation is over, music will start playing back automatically. There’s also support for Google Assistant and Alexa.
Sony also bragged about the LinkBuds being built with the environment in mind. Both buds and the charging case are made using recycled plastic materials and the packaging has no plastic at all.
There is IPX4 support and 5.5-hour battery life per charge, with the case itself holding 12 more hours worth of charge. Fast charging offers 90 minutes of playtime with just 10 minutes on the wire.
Sony will start selling LinkBuds in Black and White this month. Price is set at €180/£150.