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Sony’s recycled LinkBuds S are doing their part for the planet

We can all do our part to help the environment, whether it’s remembering to reuse plastic bags, leaving the car at home too often, or sacrificing yourself to a hungry polar bear – but buying the new Earth Blue Sony LinkBuds S will also get you a stylish new pair of headphones. Ear as a bonus.

Made from recycled bottles taken from office water coolers, it has a neat tie-dye look, but inside it’s similar to the standard 5-star LinkBuds S headphones we were supplementing with when we reviewed them back in the summer.

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This means you get the same ergonomic comfort, noise cancellation that automatically adapts to your surroundings, Hi-Res audio support thanks to Sony’s LDAC codec, and a neat Speak-to-Chat mode that automatically pauses the music when you start talking to someone. Best of all, it also allows you to explain to your co-workers where the water cooler has gone.

While the LinkBuds S were £179 when we tested them before, Earth Blue is available to pre-order now for just £119. compromise.