Sony’s new true wireless buds, the LinkBuds, are different to other buds, boasting a doughnut-shaped design, complete with a hole in the centre. Not just a quirky design choice, this helps let the outside world in. While not great for travelling on a plane or your gym session, the LinkBuds are perfect for running errands, going for a run outdoors, or just generally engaging in any activity where you need to listen to something on your phone while still being aware of your surroundings. The most comfortable pair of wireless buds I’ve worn so far, the LinkBuds merge audio on your connected device with the real world in a natural way. They have an IPX4 rating, Google Fast Pair, 360 Reality Audio, Speak- To-Chat, and a new Wide Area Tap feature. Available in grey or white, the LinkBuds ship with a range of tips to secure them in your ears, have up to 11 hours’ battery life, are made of recycled plastic, and come in plastic-free packaging.
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• From the June edition of Wanted, 2022.