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Sony LinkBuds review: in pictures

Sony is known for creating outstanding audio experiences with advanced noise-canceling technology. It latest earbuds explore another element of audio with a design that lets you enjoy online audio while also hearing and interacting with the world around you.
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By Matthew Miller, Contributor on
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Plastic free packaging of the Sony LinkBuds

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The packaging is plastic-free

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Sony LinkBuds in the plastic-free packaging

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Three steps to connectivity

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Five sizes of silicone rings to a perfect fit

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Retail package contents include a USB-C cable

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Recycled plastics are used for the charging case

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Front cover release button and indicator light

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USB-C for charging and pairing button

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Silicone rings for all size ears

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LinkBuds in the charging case

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Removing the LinkBuds

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Open ring design and clear identification of right and left

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In-ear sensor and unique design

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Outside view of the Sony LinkBuds

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LinkBuds vs Sony WF-1000XM4 earbuds, side view

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LinkBuds vs Sony WF-1000XM4 earbuds

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Working out with the Sony LinkBuds

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Unique design and fit of the Sony LinkBuds

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Sony LinkBuds made from recycled plastic materials

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