Sony releases the LinkBuds S, its smallest and lightest, truly wireless headphones, in a new color variation called “Earth Blue”. This follows the white, black, and cream color versions that have been available on sale since July 2022. This new offering has been created using recycled water bottle materials and each unit has a unique marble design, which means no two units are the same.
A multipoint connection has also been released, enabling the seamless switching between the LinkBuds series and the WF-1000XM4 headphones via a software update.
LinkBuds S: A new frontier for headphones
LinkBuds S is an All-Day Comfortable, Truly Wireless headphone that allows users a new concept of use and provides them with the best of both offline and online worlds. LinkBuds S has innovative ambient sound technology that lets you interact with the world around you and has a high-quality noise-canceling feature that allows you to focus on what you’re listening to. They are perfect to stay connected to your online and offline worlds all day long, thanks to their ultra-small and lightweight design with natural ambient sound.
The headphones integrate Adaptive Sound Control, a smart feature that adjusts ambient sound settings depending on where you are, creating the ideal listening experience. As the ways of using headphones are diversifying and evolving, such as enjoying music and playing games or participating in conference calls, Sony will also continue to develop the LinkBuds series and collaborate with partner companies’ apps to deliver new wearable sound experiences for personalized sound whenever you want it.
LinkBuds S New Color: “Earth Blue”
The All-Day Comfortable, Truly Wireless LinkBuds S will be available in “Earth Blue” color which uses recycled resin materials generated from recycled water bottles. Parts of the body and case of LinkBuds S in Earth Blue are made from recycled water bottle materials which creates a unique marble pattern. It was originally developed by Sony in pursuit of a new design expression with the aim of expanding the potential use of recycled materials from water server bottles.
The material has been developed uniquely for this product by taking advantage of the adhesive properties of the water server bottle material. The texture of the marble pattern was then created, with each product designed to have a different pattern.
In addition to the “Earth Blue” model, the whole LinkBuds series also comes with all packaging on the headphones being plastic free and the headphones using recycled materials from automobile parts, reflecting Sony’s commitment to reducing the environmental impact of their products.
This initiative is part of Sony Group’s long-term environmental plan called “Road to Zero”, which aims to reduce its environmental footprint to zero by 2050. As part of this, Sony established the “Green Management 2025” environmental medium-term targets that will take effect from FY2021 through FY2025. It aims to accelerate efforts such as the introduction of recycled plastics, the reduction of product power consumption, the elimination of plastic from the packaging of newly designed small products, and the introduction of renewable energy.
Multipoint connection function to become available
In addition, all models in the LinkBuds series will receive a software update to enable the multipoint connection function which allows users to connect to two devices at the same time. For example, if you are playing music on your PC and your smartphone receives a phone call, it will automatically switch to the smartphone’s call and you can make a hands-free call without having to switch connections.
All LinkBuds series models will receive a software update in November 2022 to support multipoint connection, whilst the award-winning WF-1000XM4 headphones will also benefit from the more convenient Bluetooth function in the coming months.
The new limited-edition LinkBuds S Earth Blue version is available in all authorized Sony dealerships nationwide with a suggested retail price of PHP 10,999.