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Nothing ear (1) promises pure sound and 5.7 hours of listening time for £99
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Nothing ear (1) promises pure sound and 5.7 hours of listening time for £99

by Vyncent ChanJuly 28, 2021
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Nothing, the brand helmed by the ex-founder of OnePlus, Carl Pei, has finally announced the Nothing ear (1), their first product. The Nothing ear (1) is yet another true wireless earbuds, but with a rather interesting transparent design that shows off the inner workings of the earbuds.

nothing ear (1) case

Each earbuds come a 11.6mm graphene-based dynamic drivers, which ranks as some of the bigger drivers out there. Bigger drivers bode well for punchier bass, but Nothing claims that the team at Teenage Engineering tuned the software and hardware of the Nothing ear (1) for a balanced, pure sound. The earbuds are also sweat and splash-resistant, ensuring that they will survive even a hardcore, sweat-drenched workout.

Like most recent TWS earbuds, the Nothing ear (1) will feature ANC capability, powered by three mics. The level of noise cancellation is adjustable to better suit your environment, and there’s also a Transparency mode, which sounds similar to the Ambient mode that most ANC earbuds offer nowadays. I guess Transparency was a pun on the design? The multiple microphones are also put to work for the Clear Voice Technology, which removes background noise for clearer calls.

nothing ear (1)

The ear (1) App also allows for EQ adjustments, gesture control customization as well as other features like in-ear detection and fast pairing. Nothing will be connecting to your device via Bluetooth 5.2 with the AAC codec. Each charge will provide for up to 5.7 hours of listening time, or a total of 34 hours with the case. The case supports fast charging, with a 10-minutes charge promising 8 hours of juice. It also supports Qi wireless charging.

Nothing will be selling the ear (1) at £99 (~RM581) starting 31st July. In typical OnePlus fashion, the Nothing ear (1) will be offered via a limited drop on nothing.tech. Open sales will begin on 17th August in 45 regions. Malaysians can’t join the limited drop, but you can check out the landing page for Malaysia, which means that it might be coming to Malaysia soon.

Pokdepinion: Not sure how good these sound, but they sure look amazing.

About The Author
Vyncent Chan
Technology enthusiast, casual gamer, pharmacy graduate. Strongly opposes proprietary standards and always on the look out for incredible bang-for-buck.