Sony announced a new pair of LinkBuds wireless earphones earlier today with Microsoft Teams certification. These are essentially the same earbuds that launched earlier this year but with a bundled USB receiver that can be plugged into a laptop and used to assign Teams commands and gestures on the earbuds all from the Sony Headphones Connect app.
Sony says you can receive calls, mute and unmute as well as use the raise hand feature during Teams meetings directly from the buds. Sony LinkBuds UC are priced at $249.99 which is $70 more than the regular LinkBuds model and come in a single Gray color.
Sony also announced a new LinkBuds S Earth Blue model which is features panels made out of recycled water dispenser bottles. Buyers will get the benefit of exclusivity as no two patterns on the new earbuds are the same. LinkBuds S retail for $199.99 with deliveries in the US expected later this week.
The third announcement of the day is that all premium Sony wireless earbud models will receive multipoint pairing later this year via a software update. LinkBuds and LinkBuds S will get the feature in November while the top of the line Sony WF-1000XM4 in-ear buds will get multipoint pairing later this winter.