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These Wireless Earbuds Clearly Have Nothing to Prove

08.02.21 | By
These Wireless Earbuds Clearly Have Nothing to Prove
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OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei’s decision to collaborate with the minimalist masters of audio technology, Teenage Engineering arrived as a bit of a surprising case of strange bedfellows. Pei’s new venture London-based consumer tech company Nothing purports to “remove barriers between people and technology by designing intuitive and smart tech.” The Nothing Ear (1) has hushed any concerns with literal transparency of these goals, revealing upcoming wireless earphones graced with one captivating design – one revolving around a transparent case and earbuds equipped with active noise cancellation, a 570 mAh battery and wireless charging.

Here’s what we can officially confirm from the official July 31st drop:

  • Up to 24 hours battery life with (Active Noise Cancellation on); up to 34 hours (ANC off)
  • 570mAh case battery
  • Fast charging case: 10 mins charge of the case = 6 hours (ANC on); 8 hours (ANC off)
  • Wireless charging

The Nothing Ear (1) also represents the first of its kind collaboration with streetwear and goods marketplace, StockX, hosting the release and auction of the first 100 units in July, each limited edition engraved. For those of us fine with jumping on board after the initial wave of first adopters, the Nothing Ear 1 were just unveiled during a virtual launch event on July 31st, for $99.

Gregory Han is Tech Editor of Design Milk. A Los Angeles native with a profound love and curiosity for design, hiking, tide pools, and road trips, a selection of his adventures and musings can be found at gregoryhan.com.