We are less than a week away from the launch of the new ear ear (1), the first product from Nothing, based in London, a company whose main leader is Carl Pei, who distinguished himself as CEO of OnePlus and the success of manufacturer. Now, the company has unveiled the transparent box that will be shipped with Nothing ear (1).
The transparent charging case features a 570mAh battery and is said to provide up to 24 hours of continuous music playback with active noise cancellation. Although Nothing has kept the actual design of the ear (1) a secret, the company has been teasing for months and even showcased the ear’s transparent concept design (1).
It was further revealed that the ear (1) would offer up to 36 hours of playback with ANC off and the clear charging box would offer fast charging. According to details shared by CNET in an interview with Pei, a 10-minute charge will offer six hours of battery life with ANC on and about eight hours with ANC off, which when compared to the general market are impressive results.
During the interview, Pei about Nothing’s choice to have a wireless headset as its first product and added that it’s a “growing category” that expects to see 310 million units sold this year, according to Counterpoint Research data .
He also compared what the Nothing is doing with its ear (1) in terms of design is the same as what Apple did with its iMac in the 1990s. From the look of the Nothing ear case (1), it houses two headphones that are not fully revealed but appear to have a really transparent design. The charging cord appears to be in the middle between the two headphones.
The Nothing signature engraved on the box can also be seen. The best part is that users will be able to see whether the product is charging or not in the charging case – all thanks to the transparent design. Pei also revealed that Nothing ear customers (1) would be able to charge the headphones in two ways – wirelessly or via USB Type-C.
Pei also discussed how difficult it was to achieve a transparent design for the ear headphones (1), being quite challenging and there is a reason why no manufacturer has built a transparent earphone before. In addition, he revealed that Nothing had to work with two magnet factories because the process of polishing the magnets required additional efforts, which Pei said manufacturers are not used to.
Earlier this month, Nothing unveiled prices for truly wireless earphones (1) for several markets, including India. The company confirmed that the ear (1) would be available for less than €100, with the official presentation taking place on July 27th.