After months of wait, Carl Pei’s Nothing has finally unveiled its first product, and it’s the much-awaited TWS earphones dubbed ear (1). The ear (1) comes with loads of features, such as active noise cancellation, wireless charging, and water resistivity. But, the USP of the ear (1) is its unique see-through design. The ear (1) is designed in collaboration with Teenage Engineering.
Both the buds and the charging case are carved out of clear plastic, giving it a unique transparent design. The buds feature an 11.6mm speaker driver with support for Bluetooth 5.2 with SCB and AAC codecs. The earbuds also offer touch gestures for controlling playback and ANC modes. Moreover, the ear (1) offers two levels of noise cancellation alongside the transparency mode. The earbuds weigh at 4.7g each, with the case weighing at 57.4g. The buds offer in-ear detection, fast pairing and IPX4 splash proofing.
Nothing claims that ear (1) would last you up to 34 hrs in the case with ANC turned off and 24 hours if ANC is enabled. As for the playback time, the ear (1) would be good enough for 4 hours of continuous playback with ANC enabled but can go up to 5.7 hours with ANC disabled. The case comes with a USB C port for charging either you can drop it on a Qi-certified wireless charger. The ear (1) will be compatible with both Android and iOS.
The Nothing ear (1) will be available for $99 / €99 / £99 / INR 5,999 in 45 nations, including the US, Europe, UK and India. The ear (1) is slated to be available starting July 31 in limited quantities, with a wider rollout stated for August 17.