Nothing Ear 1 true wireless stereo (TWS) earphones have been launched. The new TWS earphones come from Nothing, a new UK-based electronics brand backed by OnePlus Co-Founder Carl Pei. The Nothing Ear 1 true wireless earphones have been launched as the company’s first product.
Nothing’s earliest concept renders showcased true wireless earphones with a transparent casing and the finished product largely sticks to those ideas with a see-through outer casing that reveals the insides of the earphones. Apart from this, the charging case is also transparent, with a unique design that lets you see the earphones when charging as well as the indicator light on the inside of the case.
For charging, the Nothing Ear 1 case relies on USB Type-C and Qi wireless charging, with the earpieces latching on magnetically to draw power from the battery in the case. Battery life is claimed to be up to 5.7 hours per charge on the earpieces, and up to 34 hours in total with the case – that is five additional charges from the case. Fast charging through USB Type-C is supported with a 10-minute charge claimed to deliver up to 8 hours of listening time.
The Nothing Ear 1 feature 11.6mm dynamic drivers designed and developed in collaboration with the Sweden-based Teenage Engineering. For connectivity, there is Bluetooth 5.2, with support for the SBC and AAC Bluetooth codecs. Nothing Ear 1 also features active noise cancellation, with two levels of intensity to control the level. There is also a transparency mode to allow for easy hearing of surroundings.
Nothing Ear 1 are priced at Rs. 5,999 in India and will be available to buy in India via Flipkart starting August 17, so interested buyers will have to wait a while before getting their hands on the earphones. The company will also face competition from the recently announced OnePlus Buds Pro, which could be priced around the same as the Nothing Ear 1.