Nothing ear (1) to ship in a clear charging case, supposed to offer up to 24 hours of music playback with ANC
We’re less than a week away from the unveiling of the Ear (1), Nothing’s London-based debut product. Carl Pei’s new venture sparked a hype around the launch of its product, a true wireless earphone. Now the company has revealed the clear case that will come with the Nothing (1) ear.
The transparent charging case will hold a 570mAh battery and provide up to 24 hours of continuous music playback with active noise cancellation enabled. While Nothing has kept the actual ear design (1) under wraps, the company has been teasing it for months and even introduced the concept of the transparent ear design (1). CNET revealed the details during an interview with Carl Pei.
It was further revealed that the Nothing Ear (1) will provide up to 36 hours of playback with ANC turned off and the transparent charging case will provide fast charging. According to details shared by CNET, a 10-minute charge will provide six hours of battery life with ANC on and about eight hours with ANC off.
Speaking to the post, Pei again explained why Nothing chose the true wireless earbud as their first product and added that this is a “growth category” that expects to see 310 million dollars. units shipped this year, according to data from Counterpoint Research.
He also compared what Nothing does with its ear (1) in terms of design is the same as what Apple did with its iMac in the 1990s.
The Nothing ear (1) design concept unveiled in March 2021
Based on the appearance of the Nothing ear case (1), it houses two earphones that are not fully revealed but appear to sport a transparent design. The charging wire appears to be in the middle between the two headphones. The Nothing signature engraved on the case is also visible. The best part will be that users will be able to see whether or not the product is charging in the charging case – all thanks to the transparent design. Pei also revealed that Nothing ear (1) customers could charge the headphones in two ways: wireless or wired via USB Type-C.
Pei also explained how difficult it is to achieve the transparent design of the wireless earbuds (1), which proved why no manufacturer has ever tried to build transparent headphones. Additionally, he revealed Nothing was triggered by two magnet factories along the way because the magnet polishing process required extra effort, which Pei said manufacturers are not used to.
Earlier this month, Nothing revealed prices for true wireless ear (1) headphones for various markets, including India. The company has confirmed that the Ear (1) will be available at Rs 5,999, which is cheaper than the price in Europe, US and UK.
The Nothing Ear (1) launches on July 27, and you can stay tuned to India Today Tech for any updates around the new product.