Nothing was originally announced as a brand for “smart wearables and hearables”. In fact, the company honored this with the launch of the Nothing ear (1), it’s very first truly wireless earbuds. These devices, however, were just the beginning. Nothing quickly grew from its initial plans and launched a smartphone in the market. The Nothing phone (1) can be considered the brand’s main product today. However, they are here to show us that the Nothing Ear series is also one of their focus. Today, the company launched the Nothing Ear (stick).
Nothing Ear (Stick) details
The Nothing Ear (stick) is the company’s new earbud, and yes it does not come with Nothing Ear (2) moniker. You may be wondering, what is up with the name that resembles most of the popular Smart TV dongles in the market? Well, the device brings a very unusual case with a cylindrical design that resembles a TV Stick. It’s the brand breaking the conventional again.
The Nothing Ear (stick) brings a half-in-ear design without silicone tips. There are 12.6 mm drivers and the promising aspect is the 29 hours of battery life with the charging case. According to the company, the case design is inspired by lipstick silhouettes and is yet again transparent to showcase the buds when not in use. Users open the case with a twist to get to the buds.
The Nothing Ear (Stick) will not bring Active Noise Cancelation (ANC) to the Ear. However, there is a Clear Voice Technology that leverages the 3 microphones on each earbud for wind and crowd-proof calls. The buds come with touch controls for play, pause, skip, voice assistance, and volume control.
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The new earbuds also introduce Bass Lock. it dynamically adjusts the bass to your surroundings. The new buds are IP54 water and dust-resistant. Moreover, they withstand 7 hours of playback on a single charge. That amount rises to 29 hours with the charging case. The Nothing Ear (Stick) earbuds support Fast Pair with Android devices. Although they don’t have silicon tips, Nothing ensures they are comfortable. The ergonomics allow users to have them in their ears for an entire day.
The earbuds offer exclusive features for the Nothing phone (1). For instance, there are customizable gesture controls, EQ settings, and Find My Earbuds. When it comes to overall Android and iOS devices, it’s necessary to download the Nothing X app.
Pricing and Availability
The Nothing Ear (Stick) costs $99 / €119 / £99 just like the Nothing Ear (1). The company states that the earbuds will reach over 40 countries from November 4 via Nothing.tech and partnering retailers.
As per rumors, users can still expect the Nothing Ear (2) to arrive. These have been spotted before and will likely bring ANC.